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Amid doubts, Obama seeks to reinvigorate Asia ties

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Queensland, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. AP

Closing out his Asia-Pacific tour, President Barack Obama called on Asia-Pacific nations to join the United States in confronting big global challenges, from climate change and poverty to violent extremism.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

The moon turns an orange hue during a total lunar eclipse in the sky above Phoenix in this April 15 file photo. AP

Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a “blood moon.”

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama back in Washington after weeklong Asian trip

President Barack Obama prepares to board his limousine after arriving in the rain on Air Force One, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, en route to Washington after a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region.  AP

President Barack Obama returned home to Washington Tuesday after a weeklong tour of Asia aimed at reassuring US allies there about America’s commitment to the region.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: One eye on Asia, another on global turbulence

President Barack Obama. AP

Foreign policy crises are chasing Barack Obama around Asia, drawing his attention from a key region and providing fodder for domestic critics who see him as a toothless leader outmanoeuvered by foes like Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama highlights deep US military ties in Asia

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a joint news conference with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. AP

President Barack Obama was touting economic and military ties to South Korea Saturday, a show of U.S. influence in the region amid China’s growing power and nuclear threats from North Korea.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »