LOS ANGELES — After an excruciatingly long year of battling the coronavirus pandemic, the United States has still not returned to pre-pandemic normalcy, with COVID-19 dominating the country’s political, social and economic culture. However, across the Pacific, in New Zealand, ...

NEW YORK — It’s a sunny day on the Northeast Corridor as a bright blue train zips by — blink and it’s already gone. Amtrak, the United States’ subsidized rail service, is introducing new Acela Express train sets into service, ...

By Alicia Liu and Ngai Yeung BEIJING AND HONG KONG — On April 13, Japan announced that it would release around 1.25 million tons of nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean within two years, a process that is expected to ...

LOS ANGELES — “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself,” said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, whose son stepped down from office after being linked to a $125 million drug trafficking operation. As an international student ...

By: Ngai Yeung and Thomas Chow HONG KONG — While many countries have been devastated by the pandemic, Hong Kong has done fairly well in containing the spread of the virus. In total, the country has only accumulated approximately 12,000 ...

LOS ANGELES — In the first few months of the Biden administration, the United States has faced obstacles to one of the cornerstone promises of the campaign trail: the restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the ...

By: Ruhi Ramesh and Emily Lieberman When President Joe Biden took office in January, the United States’ global reputation and global partnerships were falling into disarray. The Trump administration aggravated tensions with numerous countries around the world — both allies ...

LOS ANGELES — From an outsider’s perspective, Thailand seems like a tropical paradise with its stunning beaches, lush forests and crystal clear water. Those who live there view it the same way, but are especially proud of the distinct culture ...

LOS ANGELES — The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most prestigious soccer competition and the highlight of the four-year season for soccer fans of all backgrounds. The upcoming World Cup in 2022 is especially exciting for fans in the ...

LOS ANGELES — Since the start of the Yemen crisis in 2015, ongoing humanitarian issues have been a key priority for international organizations like the United Nations and watchdog groups and NGOs. Providing effective and appropriate humanitarian assistance and aid ...