Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China looks to boost offshore military capability

BEIJING - China outlined a defense strategy to boost its naval capability farther from its shores, saying it faced a grave and complex array of security threats including in the disputed South China Sea.  Full Article 

Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable 25 May 2015

- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Members of special police force chat after returning to a police camp near Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia, close to the border with Thailand May 25, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Malaysian trafficking camps 'abandoned'

WANG KELIAN, Malaysia - Malaysian police believe at least two of the jungle camps where they have found nearly 140 graves of suspected human trafficking victims were abandoned, around the time that Thailand launched a crackdown on people smugglers.  Full Article 

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaks in the newspaper's offices in Washington, DC in a November 6, 2013 file photo provided by The Washington Post. REUTERS/Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post/Handout via Reuters

Washington Post journalist trial closed to public

WASHINGTON - The trial in Iran of jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will be closed to the public when it starts on Tuesday, his brother said.  Video | Full Article 

Department of Public Safety Trooper Marcus Gonzales walks on the Highway 12 bridge over the Blanco River which was blocked by large trees after flooding in Wimberly, Texas, United States May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jay Janner/American-Statesman

Texas governor calls flooding worst ever

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.  Full Article | Video 

A car used as a taxi drives through the streets of Havana December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Miami law firms ramp up Cuba strategy

MIAMI - The Florida Bar is sending its first ever delegation of lawyers to Cuba this week to explore new business opportunities as prospects heat up for closer political and commercial relations between the United States and the Communist-run island.  Full Article 

One month on from Nepal's killer quake

Monday marks a month to the day since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake ripped through Nepal killing thousands. Life is starting to return to normal in parts, but many families are still homeless with heavy monsoon rains fast approaching.

A Greek flag flies behind a statue to European unity outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Opinion: A second election needed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not only needs to eat his words, but also to call a new election.   Commentary  

Triple Crown bid