President Barack Obama takes questions from the floor during a townhall session with the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) at Universiti Malaya on April 27, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (credit: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)

Obama: US Will Levy Sanctions On Russia’s High-Tech Defense Industry Exports

Seeking to ratchet up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama said the United States would levy new sanctions Monday on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged provocations in Ukraine.


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WWII Film Event Includes Used Limbs For Filipinos

A video production company is promoting its World War II documentary, “Rescue in the Philippines,” with a Capitol Hill screening that includes a donation of used prosthetic limbs to the typhoon-battered nation.


Submerged cars sit in flood waters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.  (credit: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

Experts: Man, Nature Share Typhoon Tragedy Blame

Nature and man together cooked up the disaster in the Philippines.


Experts Warn Of More Violent Cyclones In Wake Of Philippine Typhoon

Weather experts are warning that the destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is just the beginning of increasingly violent cyclones to come as a result of rising ocean temperatures.


Members of the Philippine Coast Guard are preparing for Supertyphoon Haiyan. (JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Superstorm’ Aims For Philippines

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The strongest storm in the world is bearing down on the Philippines. Supertyphoon Haiyan has top sustained winds of 175 miles per hour, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. To put […]


President Obama is cancelling his trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Cancels Asia Trip Because Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – President Obama has cancelled the rest of his planned trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. Obama was going to leave this weekend to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit […]


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Suspected US Drug Smuggler Arrested In Thailand

An American described as a “leading drug lord” with a network spanning Asia and the United States was sent back to the U.S. on a government-chartered plane following his arrest in Thailand, authorities said Friday.