The launch of trilateral strategic consultations among the United States, India and Japan, and their decision to hold joint naval exercises this year, signal efforts to form an entente among the Asia-Pacific region's three leading democracies. These efforts - in the world's most economically dynamic region where the specter of a power imbalance looms large - have also been underscored by President Obama's new strategic guidance for the Pentagon. The new strategy calls for "rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific" and support of India as a "regional economic anchor and provider of security in the broader Indian Ocean region."
Dear Sgt Shaft: If one marries a military retiree and he dies, does his spouse retain her military ID card privileges?
As this vivid account of the key role the Portuguese capital played during World War II tells us, when the traditional European "City of Light" - Paris - lay extinguished under the dark cloud of Nazi occupation, Lisbon's lights burned bright. When, one after another, most of Europe's lamps went out, as they had a generation earlier in another world war, to be replaced by somber blackout, Lisbon's bright street lighting and neon signs struck visitors as surreal.
A part-time art dealer who unwittingly bought bogus Damien Hirst prints from a California fraudster created his own legal problems by doctoring appraisals as he resold them, authorities and his lawyer said.
The remains of a woman found on one of Queen Elizabeth's vast estates belong to a 17-year-old missing girl, British detectives said Sunday.
Nearly 10 years ago, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld provoked outrage by referring to "old Europe." How dare he, snapped the French and Germans, call us "old" when the utopian European Union was all the rage, the new euro was soaring in value, and the United States was increasingly isolated under the George W. Bush administration!
Deep in jungles far from the international spotlight, Myanmar's army continues to torture and kill civilians in campaigns to stamp out some of the world's longest-running insurgencies.
Netflix raised $400 million Monday as the video subscription service tries to recover from a customer backlash that has battered its stock and tarnished its brand.
Richard Bean's slapstick comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors" is leaping the Pond.