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  • The artwork 'Stools' by Chinese artist  Ai Weiwei is displayed in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum at the exhibition 'Evidence' in Berlin, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The museum said with the exhibition 'Evidence' they present the largest  exhibition of Ai Weiwei . The exhibition will be open from April 3 until July 7,  2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Absent Ai Weiwei stages major show in Berlin

    A prison cell, a pair of jade handcuffs and an installation built with rubble from a demolished studio: Dissident artist Ai Weiwei is drawing heavily on his troubles with the Chinese authorities at a spectacular new show in Berlin.


  • A page from Chinese actor Wen Zhang's Sina Weibo account showing an apology statement to his wife and children posted by him is displayed on a computer screen at a cafe in Beijing, China Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Chinese actor's apology to his actress wife following rumors of his infidelity has set a record for comments and retweets on China's version of Twitter. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese actor's apology to wife breaks web record

    A Chinese actor's apology to his actress wife following rumors of his infidelity has set a record for comments and retweets on China's version of Twitter.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    TKACIK: Taiwan struggles in China's trade grip

    One of the most peculiar exercises of democracy in history has been unfolding over the past two weeks in Taiwan — a country known for its quirky politics.


  • Patterson eyes global expansion for Texas

    Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has his eye on China and the Middle East as vast new markets to expand the Longhorns' burnt orange brand around the globe.


  • First Lt. Mike Pelotera of the Philippine Marines and fellow marines who were deployed five months ago on board the dilapidated navy ship LT57 BRP Sierra Madre off the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, locally known as Ayungin Shoal,  on the South China Sea, arrive at a naval base in Palawan for awarding ceremony Monday, March 31, 2014 in southwestern Philippines. On Saturday, China Coast Guard attempted to block the Philippine government vessel AM700 carrying fresh troops to relieved the Nine marines as well as supplies, but the latter successfully managed to dock beside the ship housing the troops. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Old US ship home to Filipinos in China standoff

    On board the crumbling carcass of this World War II-era warship, Filipino marine 1st Lt. Mike Pelotera and his eight men make their way to a mid-level deck to raise the Philippine flag up a leaning pole and then salute it. Across the calm, turquoise waters, two Chinese coast guard ships lurk, looking on.


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is already adjusting the subsidized gas prices sold to Ukraine to market levels, one analyst said. (Associated Press)

    Economic Cold War?: Weapons in Russia standoff more likely to shed treasure than blood

    Although the United States has ruled out open military conflict in response to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, some see growing risks that the two former superpower rivals could sink into a kind of economic Cold War.


  • Crew onboard a Royal Malaysian Air Force C-130 Hercules unloads the aircraft after it landed at RAAF Base Pearce to to help with the search for debris or wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, Saturday, March 29, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)

    Black box detector to join Malaysian jet search

    A warship with an aircraft black box detector was set to depart Australia on Sunday to join the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner, a day after ships plucked objects from the Indian Ocean to determine whether they were related to the missing plane. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet more than three weeks after it disappeared.


  • A China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals (local name Ayungin Shoal) to replace Philippine troops and resupply provisions Saturday, March 29, 2014 off the South China Sea. Chinese coast guard ships set up a blockade but a lone Philippine boat maneuvered past them in the high seas Saturday to deliver a fresh batch of Filipino troops and food supplies to a disputed shoal in a tense, cat-and-mouse-like confrontation witnessed for the first time by journalists in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine supply ship evades Chinese vessel

    A Philippine government ship slipped past a Chinese coast guard vessel Saturday and brought food and fresh troops to a marooned navy ship used as a base by Filipino troops to bolster the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.


  • Wing Commander Rob Shearer looks through binoculars on the flight deck of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 over the southern Indian Ocean, March 29, 2014. A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related to the missing jet. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet three weeks after it disappeared. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

    Malaysian jet search reveals new floating objects, but no hard evidence tied to crash

    A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related to the missing jet. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet three weeks after it disappeared.


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