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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Indonesia
Divers off the coast of Indonesia have discovered the wreck of a World War II Nazi U-Boat with at least 17 skeletons on board.
The seemingly intractable problems of the Middle East — and, indeed, the rest of the world where Christians, Jews and Muslims exist and sometimes collide — might have a simple solution: We need to listen to what everyone is saying so that we might understand each other.
While U.S. military support can be critical when disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan strike, staging massive humanitarian relief missions for allies in need isn't just about being a good neighbor. They can be a strategic and publicity gold mine for U.S. troops whose presence in Asia isn't always portrayed in such a favorable light — and a powerful warning to countries that aren't on board.
A website hacking group, Anonymous Indonesia, claimed to have broken into 170-plus Internet sites affiliated with Australian businesses and organizations in retaliation for reports of government spying with American intelligence.
The U.S. spying scandal is spreading to Asia, where the foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia have chastised American diplomats and publicly denounced the National Security Agency.
The Obama White House suffers from "the '60s disease." The affliction seems to be terminal. The president's men — and women — avoid taking responsibility for their blunders, show contempt for the nation's institutions.
The price of security includes harassment from the sensitivity police
Stephen Harper dropped his prime ministerial gloves to discuss violence in hockey. He says the game today is a lot less rough than it was many years ago.
Libya's interim government is seeking answers after U.S. special forces over the weekend captured al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli, calling the operation a "kidnapping of a Libyan citizen."
As the shutdown stretched to its first full week Monday, President Obama dared Speaker John A. Boehner to allow a vote on a short-team measure to reopen the government, disputing the speaker's claim that the House lacks the votes for such a move.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that a pair of U.S. military raids against militants in North Africa sends the message that terrorists "can run but they can't hide."
A suspected Libyan al Qaeda figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli had been living freely in his homeland for the past two years after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the "kidnapping."
U.S. allies expressed their disappointment Sunday over President Obama's cancellation of his trip to an Asia-Pacific summit because of the partial American government shutdown, as U.S. officials tried to reassure them of Washington's commitment to the region.
First, he was going no matter what. Then, he was going, but skipping key stops in Malaysia and the Philippines. Now, President Obama has dropped his entire itinerary for a four-stop swing through Asia — and it's the Republicans' fault, he said.
President Obama is cutting short his scheduled four-nation trip to Asia due to the government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.