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2 hrs ago | Denver Post
KABUL, Afghanistan - It's painful for US soldiers to hear discussions and watch movies about modern wars when the dialogue is full of obsolete slang, like "chopper" and "GI."
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6 hrs ago | Palladium-Item
The detention of 85-year-old American Merrill Newman in North Korea continued for a 39th day Wednesday with little apparent progress toward gaining his freedom despite "behind-the-scenes" U.S. efforts.
11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, center, gives opening remarks at the start of the Internal Security Assistance Force meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Detroit's bankruptcy case is entering its most important stage so far as a judge decides whether the city is eligible to stay in court and fix billions in debt.
In what was supposed to be a warm reunion, Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet instead Wednesday in a climate fraught with tension over an airspace dispute that has put Asia on edge.
International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation's civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said Tuesday.
Suspected Maoist rebels detonated a roadside bomb in eastern India on Tuesday, killing six police officers and their driver, police said.
Prime Minister David Cameron travels to Shanghai today after meeting President Xi Jinping in Beijing on the first day of his three day visit to China which also takes in Chengdu.
Missing: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walks past his uncle, Jang Song-thaek, at a military parade in February last year.
North Korea state media say U.S. tourist Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, who has been detained for more than a month, has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for “hostile acts” against the state during a recent trip.
ASSOCIATED PRESS 12/2/13 BRUSSELS - NATO's secretary-general says the alliance won't be able to deploy its non-combat training and advisory mission in Afghanistan after next year unless President Hamid Karzai agrees to a bilateral security agreement with the United States.
China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth.
Afghan security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul November 29, 2013.
When South Korean fans at a soccer game against Japan unfurled two massive banners honoring men considered national heroes for battling Japanese invaders, organizers took them down, Tokyo grumbled - and South Koreans cheered yet another sign of defiance against their former colonizer.
In a ceremony fitting royalty, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington said on Sunday it was naming a rare, female giant panda cub "Bao Bao," after a public online vote that drew more than 123,000 submissions.
Organizers of Afghanistan's make-or-break presidential election next year say poor security, a shortage of monitors and funding holes are undermining their ability to safeguard the process from the widespread fraud that marred the last poll in 2009.