BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a high-stakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they… More »
SYDNEY (AP) — Australians on Saturday were facing an election choice of two relatively unpopular and uninspiring leaders. But they were flocking to the… More »
Growing public worry over radiation contamination has prompted South Korea to ban fish imports from Japan. The move is stirring concern in Hawaii whether the seafood coming into the state is safe.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she will continue to gather information before committing to a position on a military strike in Syria.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in pursuing support for… More »
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Ten members of the Group of 20 international economies joined the United States in accusing the Syrian government of… More »
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Barack Obama held a surprise meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid tensions between the U.S. and Russia… More »
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese master of whimsical animation, Hayao Miyazaki, has retired before. This time, he says he really means it.
Miyazaki is… More »
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels,… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is declassifying portions of some secret court orders concerning the government’s authority to seize records under the Patriot… More »
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They’re supposed to be talking about growth and money, but the threat of war in Syria is creeping into… More »
With a vote of 10-7, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced in the Senate on Wednesday, hours… More »
A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
In an impassioned appeal for support both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the credibility of the international community and Congress is on the line in the debate over how to respond to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. As Obama made his case overseas, legislators on Capitol Hill debated whether a proposed resolution authorizing military force would shift the momentum after more than two years of Syrian civil war.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard returned early to Washington, DC Tuesday to participate in the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the situation in Syria, where Secretary of State John Kerry will testify.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan early Wednesday, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported.
The… More »
BEIRUT (AP) — As the Obama administration tries to prod Congress into backing armed action against Syria, the regime in Damascus is hiding military… More »
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday warned that any “punitive” action taken against Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack… More »
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the U.S. conducted a joint missile test over the Mediterranean on Tuesday, in a display of military prowess as… More »
President Barack Obama’s call for a military strike in Syria won significant momentum Tuesday, with leaders of both parties in Congress announcing they are convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and that the United States should respond.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is holding its first public hearing about U.S. plans for military intervention in Syria as President Barack Obama seeks to… More »
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it is funding a costly, untested subterranean ice wall in a desperate step to stop… More »