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March 27, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON - The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes after an independent commission of public health experts determined that the 11-nation region, as defined by the WHO, has not had a confirmed polio case for the last three years.  Map: Worldwide Polio...
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BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Simon Mundy
  The plot of the South Korean television series "My Love From the Star" is farfetched, dealing with an alien who falls in love with a pop star. But the drama dominated a morning of debate for a Chinese Communist Party committee last month when delegates lamented the inability of homegrown offerings to match the show's runaway success in China. "The Korean drama craze … is resulting in a lack of confidence in our own culture," warned Xu Qinsong, a party official from Guangdong.
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TRAVEL
February 21, 2010
DEATH VALLEY, CALIF. Death Valley Days If you're up for a local excursion, consider the "Explore Death Valley in the Early Spring" offering from California Discovery Tours. A motor coach takes you through the beauty of the desert in bloom and to Badwater, the Western Hemisphere's lowest point. The outing also includes a tour of Scotty's Castle and stops at Ubehebe Crater and Stove Pipe Wells. Dates: April 11-13 Price: From $520 (double occupancy; single supplement $655)
WORLD
March 27, 2014 | By Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON - The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes after an independent commission of public health experts determined that the 11-nation region, as defined by the WHO, has not had a confirmed polio case for the last three years.  Map: Worldwide Polio...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1988
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's offer to eliminate the military installation in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, if the United States agrees to dismantle the U.S. bases it operates in the Philippines is a step in a positive direction in shaping a neutral future for Southeast Asia (Part I, Sept. 17). The world economy is shifting towards the region, and a continued military buildup in the area will only increase the tensions which abound there and around the world. The U.S. government should view this offer as an extension of the "historic arms agreement" of 1987.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- Splashed across the front pages, there is China's president, Xi Jinping, resplendent as he strolls with his photogenic first lady down the red carpet welcoming him in Malaysia. There Xi is again in Jakarta - the first foreign leader to address Indonesia's parliament, calling for a “maritime silk road” to bring share China's prosperity with Southeast Asia. All the while President Obama - wings clipped by the impasse with Congress - finds himself grounded in Washington.
TRAVEL
November 1, 1998 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Learn about the archeology and ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia on a 21-day tour that begins Jan. 8. It focuses on the ancient Champa and Khmer kingdoms, the religious and folk cultures of Laos and Cambodia and the Confucian traditions of Vietnam. In Da Nang, Vietnam, the group will view a large collection of 9th to 12th century Cham stone sculptures. In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the tour will visit the National Museum, with its collection of Khmer artwork.
NEWS
October 10, 1993
Willard Hanna, 82, a former State Department employee, Southeast Asia expert and author. Hanna served during the 1940s and '50s in Manila; Jakarta, Indonesia, and in Tokyo, where he worked as an information officer. He left the State Department in 1954 and spent the rest of his career working for the American Universities Field Staff, a foundation studying foreign cultures. He retired in 1976.
NEWS
August 11, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After declaring the region's economic crisis over at a meeting in Thailand this month, leaders of Southeast Asia's 10 nations are grappling with a new concern: growing political instability from the Philippines to Indonesia.
NEWS
December 15, 1987 | Associated Press
In defiance of terrorist threats, Southeast Asian leaders met Monday to pledge support for the embattled Philippine government, but they sidestepped comment on the country's U.S. bases. No serious incidents were reported, although about 1,500 leftists rallied three miles away from the summit site to protest alleged U.S.-Japanese domination of Southeast Asia. The protesters dispersed peacefully.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- President Obama pushed his staff for several days this week to keep a long-planned trip to Southeast Asia on his schedule, even after advisors concluded he could not leave the country with the government in shutdown mode. But with dozens of staffers furloughed and logistics for the tour turning into a nightmare, Obama gave in to the inevitable. Though the trip had offered Obama a chance to show his face before an Asian audience he hopes to convince of the United States' long-term commitment - and perhaps to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin - the White House sought Friday to minimize the opportunities lost.  Secretary of State John F. Kerry will represent the United States at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on the Indonesian island of Bali and elsewhere.
WORLD
October 4, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- Splashed across the front pages, there is China's president, Xi Jinping, resplendent as he strolls with his photogenic first lady down the red carpet welcoming him in Malaysia. There Xi is again in Jakarta - the first foreign leader to address Indonesia's parliament, calling for a “maritime silk road” to bring share China's prosperity with Southeast Asia. All the while President Obama - wings clipped by the impasse with Congress - finds himself grounded in Washington.
WORLD
October 3, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama canceled a long-planned trip to attend economic and security summits in Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday night, the latest casualty of the political impasse in Washington. The president was scheduled to leave Saturday for Indonesia and Brunei for a series of summits with other world leaders, diplomacy he has prioritized as part of his attempt to "pivot" economic and military resources to the western Pacific region.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
President Obama has canceled his long-planned trip to Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday night. The president was scheduled to leave Saturday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. "The cancellation of this trip is another consequence of the House Republicans forcing a shutdown of the government," Carney said. "This completely avoidable shutdown is setting back our ability to create jobs through promotion of U.S. exports and advance U.S. leadership and interests in the largest emerging region in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Christopher Koch, one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists, whose 1978 thriller "The Year of Living Dangerously" illuminated the political and cultural turmoil in Indonesia after World War II, died of cancer Monday in Hobart, Australia. He was 81. His death was confirmed to Australian news media by his agent, Margaret Connolly. During a 55-year career, Koch wrote at least eight novels, which often explored Australians' engagement with their near-neighbors in Asia. "Highways to War" (1995)
TRAVEL
July 7, 2013
L.A. RIVER Documentary When kayaker George Wolfe organized a boating expedition down the Los Angeles River, he and his crew became entangled in a legal controversy of national proportions. "Rock the Boat" looks at the challenges society faces in providing clean water to urban populations and delivers an alternative to doomsday docs. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Northridge, 18605 Devonshire St., and Thursday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2012 | David Lamb
Former King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, an unpredictable and crafty political survivor whose fortunes were entwined with U.S. military involvement in Indochina, died Monday of natural causes in Beijing, where he had undergone medical treatment, Chinese state media reported. He was 89. Sihanouk had various forms of cancer, diabetes and hypertension and had sought medical care in China since 2004, when he abdicated in favor of his son due to old age and health problems. He died two weeks short of his 90th birthday.
TRAVEL
September 23, 2012
FRANCE Presentation Adrian Kalvinskas will present famous and not-so-famous monuments and museums of Paris, an excursion to Versailles and answer questions about renting an apartment in Paris, traveling with children and train travel to easy destinations. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. TRAVEL BLOGGING Workshop Hostelling International and Matador Network editor Josh Johnson will conduct a travel blogging workshop and discussion on the art of travel storytelling, followed by a barbecue and pub crawl.
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