China says the United States is "lifting a rock only to drop it on its own feet" in issuing the annual Pentagon report on the Chinese military.
Clear signs are emerging for the first time indicating that China is responding to U.S. pressure to help modify belligerent behavior by Beijing's fraternal communist ally in North Korea.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday that her nation will respond "decisively" to North Korean provocations, and called for a unified international response to threats from Pyongyang.
As the Formula One world championship heads into Europe, three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel can move ahead of rivals in the title race at the Spanish Grand Prix.
China's biggest foreign exchange bank has stopped doing business with its North Korean counterpart, in the first public move Beijing has taken to contribute to international pressure following Pyongyang's illegal nuclear and missile tests.
It's "business as usual" in Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left on Monday for a scheduled meeting in China — just a few hours after his country sent in two aircraft strikes against Syria.
With China's "peaceful rise" giving way to a more muscular approach, Beijing has broadened its "core interests" and exhibited a growing readiness to take risks.
North Korea on Sunday revealed a few more details about a Korean-American recently sentenced to 15 years' hard labor, saying he entered the country with a disguised identity. Pyongyang also rejected speculation that it intends to use Kenneth Bae as a bargaining chip.
Brett Rumford of Australia shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to lead by one stroke after the third round of the China Open.