Joe Biden to visit Japan, China as air zone dispute smolders
December 2nd, 2013
04:43 AM ET
11 months ago

Joe Biden to visit Japan, China as air zone dispute smolders

Hong Kong (CNN) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Japan and China this week as a dispute seethes over Beijing's recent claim of a large swath of airspace in the region.

The Chinese declaration less than two weeks ago has prompted a war of words between governments and flights through the contested air zone by military planes from the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.

The uneasy situation in the skies over the East China Sea has raised fears that a midair incident could cause circumstances to spiral out of control. It has also fueled concern about how far China is willing to go to pursue its interests in the Asia-Pacific region and push back against U.S. influence.

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Filed under: China • Japan • Joe Biden
September 12th, 2013
07:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Vladimir Putin's comments on American exceptionalism, Syria cause a fuss

(CNN) - If Vladimir Putin wanted to get Americans' attention, he seems to have done a pretty good job.

The Russian president's op-ed article arguing against military intervention in Syria, published on The New York Times' website late Wednesday, set off a flurry of reactions - some outraged, some impressed, and some just plain bemused.

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Filed under: Robert Menendez • Russia
July 1st, 2013
07:34 AM ET
1 year ago

George W. Bush on Mandela, Snowden and his legacy

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are in Zambia, where they are renovating a health clinic. In an exclusive interview, he tells CNN why he respects Nelson Mandela, what he thinks about Edward Snowden and President Barack Obama, and how he's not going to be around when his legacy is finally decided.

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Filed under: Africa • George W. Bush • NSA