China’s overlap of its new air zone with that of South Korea in the East China Sea has complicated its efforts to forge closer ties with President Park Geun Hye and gives her an incentive to further strengthen relations with the U.S.
The U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan objected to the finding of a military investigation that there was no wrongdoing in a decision to keep building a regional headquarters that commanders in the war zone said they didn’t need or want.
Ukraine’s opposition will hold talks tomorrow with President Viktor Yanukovych’s party after thousands of people joined protests against his rejection of a European Union trade pact that paralyzed Kiev.
China’s escalation in its challenge to Japan’s administration of islands near Taiwan reflects an effort to gain greater command of the air and seas in the western Pacific as it builds itself into a maritime power.
Decades of pension shortchanging and years of political gridlock were shoved aside in six minutes when Illinois lawmakers -- first the Senate, then the House -- approved a $160 billion rescue of the worst-funded state pension system in the U.S.