| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), one of Japan's five major commercial networks, and state-operated Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) have inked a cooperation pact encompassing news and programming contents.
The deal with MRTV is a first for a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:40 PM
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. — Along Highway 1 between Marina and Seaside, it's all roller-coastering sand dunes and chaparral. There the road cuts across Ft. Ord, where soldiers trained for almost every war the U.S. Army waged in the 20th century, as...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:23 PM
President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
| Oct 9, 2013
Re "Vietnamese general led the North to victory," Obituary, Oct. 5
Your obituary on Vo Nguyen Giap failed to mention the support that was given to him and Ho Chi Minh during World War II by the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS — the wartime...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:28 AM
West Aurora High School campus will be awash in patriotism and remembrance next month.
A display of more than 2,000 American flags is planned west of the high school stadium to honor both active military personnel and those who lost their lives in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102.
Giap died Friday at a military...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Brilliantly conceived and beautifully crafted, "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" may not only be one of the year's best documentaries but one of the year's finest overall films.
The movie is based on readings of actual condolence...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
The report ranks the social and...
| Sep 22, 2013
If and when the U.S. attack on Syria takes place, it will be different in some ways from any previous intervention. But it will have one thing in common with every war the United States has fought in the past 50 years: B-52s will be available for the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Ken Norton died last week. Naturally, everyone thought about his three epic boxing matches with Muhammad Ali, including the 1973 bout in which he broke Ali's jaw.
Like Joe Frazier, who also lost two of three fights to Ali, Norton is inextricably...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
To all my European friends -- from Portugal to Germany to Finland, and from Bulgaria to Slovenia to Ireland -- I'd just like to say: Nice job!
The Nobel Committee (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobelprizes/peace/laureates/2012/press.html) recently awarded...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Now that America's primary elections have eliminated the more implausible contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, it is possible to take a clearer look at what the electorate will be up against when the conventions are over next...