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Alleged Timber Smuggler Warns Journalists: Honor Promises or Die

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — An alleged timber smuggler in Cambodia has given journalists a lesson in ethics: People who take bribes should honor their commitments — or be prepared to...

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Obama Cancels Meeting With New Philippine President Duterte

VIENTIANE, Laos — President Barack Obama called off a planned meeting Tuesday with new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, seeking distance from a U.S. ally's leader during a diplomatic...

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The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.

The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. These launches, which have become far too common in the past several months, violate...

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Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos

VIENTIANE, Laos — This capital city, with its wide, tree-lined French colonial boulevards and old-fashioned tuk-tuk three-wheeled taxis, takes its turn in the international spotlight Monday, as...

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Tiny Laos Gets a Rare Moment in the Sun

As Obama and other leaders visit, country has chance to shape issues such as South China Sea dispute VIENTIANE, Laos—Secretive, communist-run Laos hosts U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders...

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How could our country lie so completely meet the North Korean defectors

One day, when he was 25 years old, Park Sang-hak was strolling around a huge square in the North Korean port of Wonsan. It is a drab place, with just a few flags and painted propaganda posters...

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