Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

Feb 14, 2017

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

The highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup urged the country to restore democracy, saying Tuesday that America needs “a strong and stable ally” in Southeast Asia. Adm. Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke at the ...

Feb 14, 2017

China's plans launch of first cargo spacecraft in April

China plans to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April, state media reported Tuesday, taking a step toward its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritized advancing China’s space program, saying it was needed to enhance ...

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

Feb 14, 2017

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing. A council statement agreed to by all 15 members followed strong condemnation by Secretary-General ...

Feb 13, 2017

Trump-Abe rapport won't stop yen from passing 100, JPMorgan says

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s success in avoiding any clash over exchange rates with U.S. President Donald Trump at a summit meeting hasn’t resolved underlying conflict, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. “We continue to think politics will be a main driver for dollar-yen this ...