Thailand remains blacklisted by U.S. for human trafficking

Jul 28, 2015

Thailand remains blacklisted by U.S. for human trafficking

Thai authorities are upset about being blacklisted by the U.S. for the second year in a row for failing to do enough to combat modern-day slavery. The State Department said Monday that labor abuses in the Southeast Asian country’s seafood sector are persistent, abusive ...

Jul 27, 2015

U.S., Turkey seek to establish 'Islamic State-free zone'

The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists’ advances. A U.S. official said the creation of an “Islamic State-free ...

Mitsubishi Motors to shutter U.S. plant if no buyers found

Jul 27, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors to shutter U.S. plant if no buyers found

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will stop making vehicles in the United States this year and will close down its plant in Illinois if no buyers are found. The automaker officially announced Monday it will cease producing the Outlander Sport at the Bloomington-Normal plant at the ...

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

Jul 27, 2015

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen’s shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead. It should be no surprise then that young children play ...