Sameer Khoja

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China Puts Former Security Chief Under House Arrest

Zhou is the most senior official to be ensnared in a graft scandal since the Communists came to power in 1949. He was the domestic security tsar and a member of the party's Politburo Standing Committee - the pinnacle of power in the country - when he retired last year.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping …

At least eight dead in Argentina after looting

At least eight people have been killed during a wave of crime and looting in Argentina while local police have been on strike.<p>In Cordoba, where the wildcat strikes began, police have managed to negotiate a 50 percent pay rise. Officers in up to 17 other provinces are now refusing to work in the …

Obama's hopes dashed for Asia-Pacific trade deal by year's end

WASHINGTON — With economic policymaking at home largely paralyzed by Republican opposition, the Obama administration's effort to shift its focus abroad by stimulating U.S. growth through expanded exports isn't moving much easier.<p>The latest round of Asia-Pacific trade talks among the U.S. and 11 …