DONGHUI VILLAGE, China - The pig farmer was not in a good mood. Standing in front of barns that hold more than 500 pigs, the man with muck-splattered boots said he's been losing money as the price of pork falls and the cost of feed and other supplies climb.
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Monday canceled the armistice agreement that nearly 60 years ago brought a cease-fire to the Korean War, leaving a world of analysts wondering how far the secretive police state will go to show its displeasure with South Korea and its American ally, which …
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pledge to shift American
military strategy toward Asia overlooks a key fact: The United
States never really dropped its focus on the region.
ZENGCHENG, China - Pulling out his camera, Zhu Bin grinned and
pointed as he scrolled through the images. Two cars sat ablaze
against a dark sky in one picture. In the next, thick rows of
police tried to keep order with riot shields.
Last weekend's violence in Zengcheng was another in a string of volatile demonstrations that have swept China.
FUZHOU, China - Someone who was terrified of his or her name
being made public had a piece of advice: If you want to know the
story of Qian Mingqi, the man who set off three bombs here late
last month, go see Xiong Xiaolan.
WASHINGTON - U.S. military intelligence assessing the threat of
nearly 800 men held at Guantanamo in many cases used information
from a small group of captives whose accounts now appear to be
questionable, according to a McClatchy Newspapers analysis of a
trove of secret documents from the f…
SEOUL, South Korea - As politicians and analysts argue about the
health of Kim Jong Il and his totalitarian regime in North Korea,
Woo Kee-sup is troubled by a more basic concern: If the North were
to fall, how many of its 24 million residents would be ready to
live in a modern society?
Woo Kee-sup runs the Yeomyung School in Seoul, which works with undereducated defectors in their teens and 20s from North Korea.
SEOUL, South Korea - When a North Korean torpedo reportedly
ripped apart a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors,
Park Hae-young wasn't worried. Like many in Seoul, a city of
prosperity and shiny office buildings, Park had learned long ago to
ignore the bluster and trouble of the North.
Although Christmas lights illuminate the streets of a prosperous Seoul, last month's artillery attack by North Korea on a South Korean island has many in Seoul concerned.
TOKYO - After Japan detained a Chinese fishing boat captain near
a tiny, disputed chain of islands last month, China shut down
diplomatic channels and threatened further retaliation. At the end
of the fracas, amid reports of China cutting off crucial raw
material exports, Japan backed down a…
NEAR CHANGPO VILLAGE, China - From his perch on an overhang
above the Yellow River, Wei Jinpeng pointed to a fisherman's cove
below and began counting his latest catch. He stopped after six,
and guessed that perhaps a dozen human corpses were bobbing in the
BEIJING - The frail woman sat on a small wooden folding chair,
staring at the sidewalk and waiting for a bed to open up at the
hospital across the street.
GORI, Georgia — Russia pressed its invasion of Georgia by land,
sea and air for a third day Sunday, striking far beyond contested
South Ossetia as the Kremlin brushed aside a cease-fire offer and
disputed Georgia's claim to have pulled its forces out of the rebel
BAGHDAD — The U.S. military drive to train and equip Iraq's
security forces has unwittingly strengthened Shiite Muslim cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia, which has been battling to
take over much of the capital city as American forces are trying to
BAGHDAD — While American politicians and generals in Washington
debate the possibility of civil war in Iraq, many U.S. officers and
enlisted men who patrol Baghdad say it has already begun.