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  • Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat

    Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat
    BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question. A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by the U.S. Embassy,...
  • 'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man

    'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man
    Matthew Rhys was slightly hesitant to play a Soviet spy working undercover in the U.S. on FX's "The Americans." "I'm not the big, macho, butt-kicking person," the Welsh actor said, "but I think as a cover we work well in that we blend into Americana...
  • Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit

    Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit
    BEIJING -- As the United States' first Chinese American ambassador to China, Gary Locke made an impression on many ordinary people here with his down-to-earth ways – carrying his own backpack, paying for his Starbucks with a coupon and flying...
  • U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
  • NBC News Lures 'Nightline' Anchor Cynthia McFadden From ABC

    NBC News said Thursday it had hired Cynthia McFadden, who leaves ABC News after a stint there lasting 20 years. McFadden was named senior legal and investigative correspondent for the NBCUniversal unit by Deborah Turness, the executive who took the reins...
  • Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory

    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...
  • It's possible to work with Iran

     It's possible to work with Iran
    Even if Iran ultimately agrees to limitations on its nuclear program, will its leaders comply with the terms? After all, the Iranians have been less than candid over the years. They have railed against the United States and its allies, and they have...
  • Huge fire closes Nairobi's international airport

    A spectacular fire caused major damage Wednesday at the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the busiest in Africa, according to news reports and social media accounts. There were no reports of casualties, and the cause appeared to be...
  • The Benghazi syndrome

    The Benghazi syndrome
    Sen. Lindsey Graham and others on Capitol Hill are demanding further inquiries into the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, apparently convinced that the Obama administration is withholding crucial information. But I often wonder...
  • The answer on Iran? Yes.

    After years of fruitless negotiations, the United States may soon face an unfamiliar problem in its long confrontation with Iran: Are we willing to take yes for an answer? Negotiators are scheduled to meet again in Geneva this week to try to move toward...
  • Venezuelan president orders 'occupation' of electronics chain

    Venezuelan president orders 'occupation' of electronics chain
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the "occupation" of a chain of electronics stores after the socialist government accused the company of overcharging its consumers. Troops went to the Daka chain's five stores and ordered the company to...
  • U.S. cites specific threat for decision to close consulate in Lahore

    U.S. cites specific threat for decision to close consulate in Lahore
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The decision to close the American consulate in Pakistan’s cultural capital of Lahore was made in response to a specific threat, a U.S. spokeswoman said Friday, without disclosing any details. A statement Thursday...