InsideClimateNews.org — Whenever President Obama eventually decides on a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, it will be safe to say this: A lot has changed since Washington's previous two big pipeline decisions.
The festering dispute between China and Japan over five uninhabited islands could spin out of control unless the countries improve their communication with each other, according to a confidential report submitted to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week by a delegation of former U.S. officials.
South Korea proposed military talks with North Korea for Feb. 11 as Kim Jong Il ’s regime renewed calls for unconditional dialogue to ease tensions heightened since its November shelling of a South Korean island.
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on seven foreign companies for doing business with Iran’s energy industry in ways that might bolster the country’s “illicit” nuclear activities, the State Department announced today.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak accepted his army chief’s offer to leave the post less than three weeks after he replaced the defense minister following a North Korean artillery attack that killed four people.