PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Wherever North Korea’s young new leader goes, a group of graying military and political officials shadow him. As Kim Jong Un steps into the role of “supreme commander,” these officials can be seen in the background listening attentively, smiling and clapping. Since his father, Kim
BEIJING (AP) — In 1985, Xi Jinping led a delegation to Muscatine, Iowa, to study advanced hog-raising techniques. He comes back next week, preparing to lead the world’s most populous nation. China’s vice president, who will take over the presidency from Hu Jintao next year, will be in the U.S.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers dig with picks and shovels trying to reach dozens of people trapped under houses collapsed by a strong earthquake Monday that shook a central Philippine island and set off landslides. At least 13 people were killed and 40 are believed missing, most of them along
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s Election Commission on Monday gave opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi the green light to run for parliamentary by-elections, another step toward political openness in a country emerging from nearly a half-century of iron-fisted military rule. Suu Kyi announced her intention last month to run
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Monday it will prohibit its airlines from paying European Union charges on carbon emissions, ratcheting up a global dispute over the cost of combatting climate change. The charges are aimed at curbing emissions of climate-changing gases but governments including China, the United States and Russia