Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

| Jun 5, 2017

Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China’s assertiveness. Countries including Australia, Japan, India and Vietnam are ...

Summer night out in London turns to horror

| Jun 4, 2017

Summer night out in London turns to horror

Just minutes before Saturday’s terrorist attack in London, pubs were crammed with revelers enjoying a balmy night out in a trendy part of the city, many of them watching the Champions League final on big screens. And then terror struck yet again in London’s ...

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

| May 30, 2017

Six-Day War begets 50 years of strife for Israel

It may well be remembered as a pyrrhic victory for Israel: in six days it stunned the world by vanquishing several Arab armies, only to be saddled with a deeply corrosive 50-year fight with the Palestinians for the Holy Land. For several weeks in ...