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Asia-Pacific Pivot: Obama Trip So Far As Important for What Hasn't Happened As for What Has Happened

William Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the shouting but, notably, not shooting continues in the Ukraine crisis, and the Middle East peace process collapses, President Barack Obama is in the middle of his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour. How's it going, amidst very predictable distractions from Russia and Israel? Fair to middling.

Malaysian Prime Minister Not Ready To Declare MH370 Passengers Dead

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

It's been more than six weeks since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he's still not ready to...

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.

Obama Seeks To Ease Asian Allies' Doubts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

* Obama seeking to underline U.S. commitment to region * U.S. needs to balance Japanese and Chinese concerns (Adds Japanese media r...

A Pungent Fruit Holds Secret to Success for Obama's Malaysia Trip

Azlan Ibrahim | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Azlan Ibrahim

Recognize the distinction between the Malaysian government and the Malaysian people, 53 percent of whom did not vote for this prime minister or his cronies, a patrimony of grey, homogenous conservatives held captive by a small but vocal fringe lunatic. Sound familiar?

One Week Into Sub Search, Still No Sign Of Missing Plane

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Mala...

Malfunctioning Malaysia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Mond...

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...

Missing Plane Search Forces Drone To Deepest Dive Ever

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia, April 18 (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Ma...

Underwater Search for Missing Plane May Take 2 Months

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Lincoln Feast and Byron Kaye SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia, April 15 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missi...

Report: Missing Flight's Co-Pilot Tried To Make Phone Call

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetlin...

Malaysia Investigates Chaotic Initial Response To Missing Jet

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

By Siva Govindasamy and Niluksi Koswanage KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Reuters) - Malaysia's government has begun investigating civil aviat...

Search for Missing Plane Distracts From Bigger Environmental Concerns

David Dietz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
David Dietz

With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.

New 'Ping' Detected In Hunt For MH370

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

By Matt Siegel and Swati Pandey SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia, April 10 (Reuters) - A new acoustic signal was detected in the h...

Public Finances Are on the Mend, but No Clean Bill of Health

Martine Guerguil | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Martine Guerguil

We've had a spate of good news on the economic front recently. Does this mean that we are finally out of the fiscal woods? According to our most recen...

This Ground Crew Is Working Nights To Keep MH370 Search Aloft

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

RAAF BASE PEARCE, Australia (AP) — As the brilliant orange glow of another Australian sunset fades and the raucous engines of the search planes stop...

New Ping Signals Boost Confidence In Malaysia Airlines Search

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | World

By Matt Siegel and Swati Pandey SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia April 9 (Reuters) - Australian officials said on Wednesday two new "ping" sig...

Biggest Plane Hunt Yet In Indian Ocean

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

* Up to 13 planes, 11 ships to search Indian Ocean on Saturday * Ships using sonar equipment now trying to find black boxes ...

The Most Difficult Search 'In Human History'

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet launched a targeted underwater hunt on Friday for the plane's black bo...

Missing Plane Investigation Zeroes In On Pilots And Crew

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

* Bad weather and lack of solid information hampering search * Malaysian investigation rules out passengers, focuses on pilots and crew * Search...

Chuck Hagel To Meet With His Malaysian Counterpart

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with Malaysia's defense minister this week, amid ongoing criticism abou...

Epic March Rap Up

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

There's no better way to recap March 2014 than with a RAP! Ukraine, Malaysia flight #MH370, Obamacare, Selfies, St. Patricks Day, Kissing Strangers, C...

Full Audio Transcript Of MH370 Communications

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

Malaysian authorities on Tuesday released their full transcript of the audio communications between Flight 370's cockpit and air traffic controllers b...

Malaysian Credibility In Jet Hunt Challenged Again

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and GILLIAN WONG | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were "Goo...

Account Of Final Words From Cockpit Of Missing Plane Changed

Reuters | Stuart Grudgings and Michael Martina | Posted 05.31.2014 | World

By Stuart Grudgings and Matt Siegel KUALA LUMPUR/PERTH, April 1 (Reuters) - The last words from the cockpit of a missing Malaysian je...