Asia

US and China flags

North Korea aggression could strengthen US-China bond

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s latest outburst of nuclear and military threats has given the U.S. a rare opportunity to build bridges with China — a potential silver lining to the simmering crisis.

04/06/2013

David Gregory (Photo credit: David Gregory / Facebook)

Is the US Getting Pyongyang’s Attention? NBC’s David Gregory Comments

Tensions are high in the Korean Peninsula and amongst the leadership of several countries, including the U.S. and South Korea.  Who will blink first as North Korea continues to threaten a nuclear attack on a […]

04/05/2013

iPhone 5

Report: Apple to release updated phone this summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone, rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to a report Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal.

04/02/2013

John-Peck

iPads help injured veterans live at home

Veterans injured in Afghanistan are now being honored with high-tech homes to enable them to live more independent lives. The wired and iPad friendly units are custom built for each veteran. Watch this inspiring story:

03/05/2013

Crowd in Hong Kong

Poor in cages show dark side of Hong Kong boom

HONG KONG (AP) — For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, like Leung Cho-yin, home is a metal cage.

02/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani girl: ‘I am alive, I can speak’

A Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed. Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is “getting better, day by day.” WATCH the video here.

02/04/2013

(AP Photo)

Starbucks to open 1st Vietnam cafe

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Starbucks Corp. will open its first Vietnam cafe early next month in Ho Chi Minh City as part of its strategy to expand across Asia, the company said Thursday.

01/03/2013

(AP Photo)

‘Fiscal cliff’ deal sends markets shooting higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The “fiscal cliff” compromise, for all its chaos and controversy, was enough to send the stock market shooting higher Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year. All the major U.S. stock indexes swelled by at least 2 percent.

01/02/2013

Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just back from Asia, President Barack Obama is pardoning two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite. Cobbler, the newly designated national turkey, and his alternate, Gobbler, are getting a reprieve. Both are […]

11/21/2012

For travelers, Sandy's aggravation spans globe

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy has a long reach, with flight cancelations stranding air travelers around the globe. The flight-tracking service FlightAware says more than 6,000 flights were canceled today, bringing the total to […]

10/30/2012

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,185 other followers