Decades after the U.S. gave Laos a horrific distinction as the world's most heavily bombed nation per person, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has pledged to help get rid of millions of unexploded bombs that still pockmark the impoverished country - and still kill.
China has about one-quarter of the world's population but more than 80 percent of the world's people categorized as "not free" and denied the most basic rights, according to a recent Freedom House report.
Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades, gauging whether a place the United States pummeled with bombs during the Vietnam War could evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Laos Wednesday for a short visit, but a momentous marker of U.S. and Lao relations - the last time an active secretary of state visited Laos was in 1955, when John Foster Dulles arrived in Vientiane, the quaint, sleepy capital of the then newly-independent nation.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took aim Monday at China's model of economic growth without democracy, arguing that it undermines long-term prospects and urging other Asian countries to expand markets and political freedom at the same time.
Remains from six men will be buried with full military honors in a single casket at Arlington National Cemetery, nearly 50 years after an Air Force plane carrying the men went down after taking off from Vietnam for a combat mission.
Apple rolled out its iTunes online store to Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asian countries Wednesday in a broad push to sell music and video to more users in the company's fastest growing region.
Apple is rolling out its iTunes online store to Hong Kong, Taiwan and 10 other Asian countries in a broad push to sell music and video to more users in the company's fastest growing region.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) might one day overtake the European Union as an economic power, Singapore's foreign minister says.