U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged “to share a big hug with Paris” and express American solidarity with the French people following last week’s deadly terrorist attacks.  (credit: Dan Himbrechts - Pool/Getty Images)

Kerry: ‘We Are Committed To Avoiding The Trap Of Strategic Rivalry’ With China

Despite tensions and a clear but officially unacknowledged rivalry, improving U.S. cooperation with China is critical to maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific as well as combating the effects climate change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.


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Report: Chinese Cyberattack Group Compromises National Security Think Tanks

Deep Panda has been reading emails of Iraq and Middle East foreign policy experts, says security group.


Hillary Rodham Clinton attends her Book Signing For "Hard Choices" at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Chinese Book Importer Scraps Plans To Distribute Clinton’s Memoir

A book importer in China said Monday it scrapped plans to distribute Hillary Clinton’s memoir “Hard Choices,” which talks about Chinese censorship and a dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, due to sensitive content.


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China: US ‘The Biggest Attacker Of China’s Cyberspace,’ Military Ties In Jeopardy

China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it “the biggest attacker of China’s cyberspace.”


2007 File photo of Chinese journalist Gau Yu after she was  released from serving a 7-year prison sentence. (MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Prominent Chinese Journalist Criminally Detained By Beijing

Chinese media reports Gao Yu has been “criminally detained” just weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown for allegedly leaking state secrets to a foreign news site.


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Economic Fears Spread As Birth Rates Continue To Drop Worldwide

Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she’d have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ago helped change her mind. Though she and her husband, a market researcher, managed to keep their jobs, she fears they won’t be so fortunate next time.



How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.


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Va. Historic Area Explores Colonial Consumerism

A new exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg is showcasing a variety of Chinese porcelain available in colonial America and exploring consumerism during the 18th century.


Masaki Sunako of the Japan Coast Guard looks out of a window on a Japan Coast Guard Gulfstream aircraft for wreckage and debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean on April 1, 2014 near Australia. (credit: Rob Griffith - Pool via Getty Images)

Official: ‘Optimistic’ Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight Will Be Found In ‘Matter Of Days’

A ship searching for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft’s black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane’s wreckage will soon be found.


An aerial observer watches a smoke flare deployed during the hunt for Malaysian Airlines flight 370. (Getty Images)

China Ship Hears ‘Signal:’ Unclear If Related To Missing Malaysian Jet

China’s news agency says ship heard pulse signal at same frequency as an aircraft black box.