SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and...
Date: 07/29/2015 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without even...
Date: 07/04/2015 | Nation & World
In promoting a proposed trade pact covering 12 Pacific Rim nations, President Obama has cast the initiative as an instrument of equity. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would, in his words, "level the playing field" and "give our workers a fair shot." But critics...
Date: 06/29/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Let's start with why this is important. In Washington state, 4 in 10 jobs are tied, directly or indirectly, to trade, according to the Washington Council on International Trade. And the value of goods and...
Date: 04/28/2015 | Editorials
Pro (Jump to the con argument)Approval would allow the U.S. to negotiate in our best interests
Date: 04/26/2015 | Commentary
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until it is...
Date: 04/16/2015 | Nation & World
SYDNEY - The descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers are to lose control of their bankrupt South Pacific island home, as Australia prepares to strip the remote territory of self government.
Date: 03/20/2015 | Nation & World
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Officials struggled Sunday to determine the scale of the devastation wrought by a monstrous cyclone that tore through the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, with death counts varying in the single digits but expected to rise once communications...
Date: 03/14/2015 | Nation & World
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s transport minister on Thursday vowed to take stern action against an air traffic control supervisor if it is confirmed that he was asleep on the job when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared a year ago.
Date: 03/13/2015 | Nation & World
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before the plane vanished on March 8, 2014.
Date: 03/07/2015 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s transport minister said Sunday.
Date: 03/01/2015 | Business Wire
The trick in negotiating a trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations is in securing the economic benefits of opening up trade with those countries while at the same time not weakening the environmental, labor and other laws we depend upon at home.Negotiations...
Date: 02/19/2015 | Editorials
The trade rules of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership between the United States and 11 Asian nations would cover nearly 40 percent of the world economy — but don't ask what they are. Access to the text of the proposed deal is highly restricted.Nevertheless, at last...
Date: 02/09/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Strange bedfellows of 2015: As the Obama administration pushes toward a major new trade agreement in Asia this spring, it is developing two unlikely allies — Chinese officials abroad, who are signaling that they want in, and Republicans in Congress, who appear willing to support...
Date: 02/01/2015 | Opinion Columnists
CANBERRA, Australia — Although there have been no signs yet of the Malaysian airliner that remains missing far off the Australian coast, authorities are inviting expressions of interest from salvage operators in case it is found.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau,...
Date: 01/22/2015 | Nation & World
SYDNEY— A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside a downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe seen holding up a flag believed to contain an Islamic declaration of faith.
Date: 12/14/2014 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn son who was allegedly abandoned in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.
Date: 11/23/2014 | Nation & World
BRISBANE, Australia — Eyeing Chinese aggression, President Barack Obama and the prime ministers of Japan and Australia committed Sunday to deepen their military cooperation and work together on strengthening maritime security in the Asia Pacific.
Date: 11/16/2014 | Nation & World
CHICAGO — United Airlines announced plans Friday to expand its Pacific footprint next week by adding four new routes.
Date: 10/24/2014 | Business Wire
SYDNEY — A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia’s defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.
Date: 10/23/2014 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world’s most perplexing aviation mysteries.
Date: 10/05/2014 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world's most perplexing aviation...
Date: 10/04/2014 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said.
Date: 10/02/2014 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia — Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday."The United States government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of...
Date: 08/30/2014 | Nation & World
SYDNEY — Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.
Date: 08/29/2014 | Business
CANBERRA, Australia — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path.
Date: 08/28/2014 | Nation & World
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has entered a new phase with the Australian government selecting a Dutch consulting firm to conduct a deep-water operation that could take up to a year to complete.
Date: 08/07/2014 | Nation & World
SRI RACHA, Thailand — A Thai surrogate mother raising a Down syndrome baby she claims was abandoned by his Australian biological parents said Tuesday she would be happy to have the boy’s healthy twin returned to her, especially after learning the father is a convicted sex offender.
Date: 08/05/2014 | Nation & World
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government is considering intervening in the case of a sick Down syndrome baby left with a Thai surrogate mother by Australian biological parents.
Date: 08/04/2014 | Nation & World