S.Korean President Park is an example of someone who can go from First Lady (de facto during her Father's administration) to President
Friday: President bids sayonara to Japan, flies to South Korea for meetings and news conf. w/President Park. Time zone: Washington +13
Exactly a week ago, the US, Ukraine, Russia & EU brokered a diplomatic "breakthrough" in Ukraine crisis. A week later, situation escalating.

1980: Disaster in the Iranian desert...



Obama Treads Carefully on Japan-China Dispute

President Obama, reassuring his Japanese hosts, said Thursday that the United States was obligated by a defense treaty to protect Japan in its confrontation with China over a group of islands in the East China Sea. But during a news conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr. Obama failed to say who has sovereignty over the islands; he merely urged both sides to refrain from...

Mind the Gap: Gender Gap Persists With Dems, GOP

BY Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley
  By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Sabato's Crystal Ball   News reports that deem a gender gap in polling noteworthy -- with women as more Democratic and men as more Republican -- are...


  EARTH'S climate is changing, whether you like it or not. As it does, other changes—like rising sea levels or falling crop yields—follow. It is easy to see how this might lead to conflict. Competition for ever scarcer resources such as arable land and its bounty can turn ugly. As the...

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