MOSCOW (AP) — Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Tuesday that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserved the right to use force.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S and allies are trying to rally a Western front strong enough to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. But several major allies acknowledge there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama plans a weeklong solo visit to China this month that includes meetings with China’s first lady and high school and university students.
Front page of the Bangkok Post yesterday: Today, the 30-day deadline since the Feb 2 general election will have lapsed without the first lower House session having convened, as legally required. The Election Commission (EC) could not endorse the results of at least 95% of the total 500 elected MPs
BEIJING (AP) — A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China.
Burma pardons almost 7,000 prisoners on Buddhist holiday
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 3:59PM UTC
Landslides in Nepal bury villages, killing at least 7 people
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 12:48PM UTC
Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa blames others for anti-Muslim attacks
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:08PM UTC