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[OP-ED]: On North Korea: Bluster in search of strategy

 04/24/2017 - 10:32
A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE
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Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:15am
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A U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane landed at the US air base in Osan, south of Seoul (South Korea) after completing a mission on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Army. Concern over the possibility of North Korea holding a sixth nuclear test on the occasion of the anniversary is growing. EFE

Tension rises on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend

 04/24/2017 - 08:52
(From L to R) The USS Michael Murphy, the Ticonderoga-class Lake Champlain cruiser (CG-57), and the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (L) sailed the Indian Ocean on April 14, 2017.EFE/DOD

Meeting in the middle of the conflict, China appealed to the parties involved in the tension of the Korean Peninsula to avoid "provocative actions."

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 8:45am
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(From L to R) The USS Michael Murphy, the Ticonderoga-class Lake Champlain cruiser (CG-57), and the American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (L) sailed the Indian Ocean on April 14, 2017.EFE/DOD

How Donald Trump's North Korea 'armada' was actually sailing in wrong direction

 04/19/2017 - 02:02
The USS Carl Vinson remains off the coast of north-west Australia, a defense official said. Photograph: US navy/EFE

Battle of Titans: What Can America do with North Korea?

 04/18/2017 - 04:38
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2017. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL
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During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 4:15am
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and US Vice President Mike Pence (L) shake hands prior to a luncheon hosted by Abe at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2017. EPA/EUGENE HOSHIKO / POOL

[OP-ED]: A strike is not a strategy

 04/11/2017 - 14:40
A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA
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There is much to applaud in President Trump’s decision to attack the Bashar Assad regime this week. It punished a regime that has engaged in war crimes against its own people. It upheld an international norm against chemical weapons.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:30pm
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A handout photo made available by the US Navy Office of Information shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, Apr. 7, 2017. EPA

Thousands came to enjoy Japanese culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

 04/10/2017 - 10:49
The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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From Japanese calligraphy to fans dressed as their favorite anime, the spring celebration had a wide array of events for people to enjoy!

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:30am
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The Tamagawa Dance and Drum Troupe perform at the 20th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden (Photo Gallery)

 04/04/2017 - 11:35
The Shofuso Japanese house consists of a koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News
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A trip back to a time of truth, goodness, and beauty while celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival.  

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 11:15am
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The Shofuso Japanese house consists of a koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum.  Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Trump administration orders 'increased scrutiny' for visas

 03/24/2017 - 05:01
 Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS
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US Embassies are implementing what Trump has called ‘extreme vetting’ of foreigners entering the US. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:45am
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 Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson gave all American embassies orders last week instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants. EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Global box office reaches record $38.6 billion in 2016

 03/23/2017 - 04:31
A trailer of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is shown inside the ticket office of a cinema in Beijing, China, 08 January 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG
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Global box office revenue hit a record $38.6 billion in 2016, according to a report released Wednesday by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:30am
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A trailer of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is shown inside the ticket office of a cinema in Beijing, China, 08 January 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

[OP-ED]: Retreat at Mar-a-Lago: Passing the baton to China

 03/22/2017 - 08:31
El primer ministro chino dijo que China está comprometida con la apertura de su economía, aunque el proceso se llevará a cabo gradualmente.
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We do not yet have the official agenda for next month’s meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of American leadership on the world stage, we might be watching the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:15am
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The Chinese Premier said that China is committed to opening up its economy, although the process will be carried out gradually.

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