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Philippines attempts to calm China's nerves as U.S. troops arrive

MANILA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Philippines' top defense official said Tuesday China should not be worried by an expected boost of U.S. troops on the islands.

2 Canadian warships heading home after collision

ESQUIMALT, British Columbia, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Two Canadian warships made their way home Saturday, a day after colliding while making their way to Hawaii, navy official said.
AutoOutlook: NHTSA investigates Jeep fires

AutoOutlook: NHTSA investigates Jeep fires

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is investigating reports of three major fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles.
PAT NASON, United Press International

LNG for Dubai just beginning, GDF Suez says

PARIS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- French energy company GDF Suez said it laid a foundation in the Middle East with its first delivery of liquefied natural gas to Dubai.

Mexican satellite network bought by Eutelsat for $831 million

MEXICO CITY, July 31 (UPI) -- Mexico's Satelites Mexicanos S.A. de C.V. will join the global network of Eutelsat Communications after a $831 million purchase deal was announced Wednesday.

China's mushrooming online population approaches 600 million

BEIJING, July 18 (UPI) -- China's Internet population reached 591 million at the end of June, a figure fueled mostly by a burgeoning mobile Internet user base, an industry group says.

Cubic Defense receives new overseas work

SAN DIEGO, July 12 (UPI) -- Contracts worth $125 million have been given to Cubic Defense Systems to provide combat training support requirements of unidentified customers.

U.S., China conclude fifth S&ED meeting

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Cybersecurity is a "critical new area" where the United States and China need shared understanding of rules, a top U.S. official said.

Singapore may go after agricultural firms blamed for air pollution

SINGAPORE, June 22 (UPI) -- Singapore, enduring record air pollution, is considering legal action against two companies linked to forest-burning in Indonesia, officials said Saturday.
U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 13 (UPI) -- Latin America's Pacific littoral states Chile, Colombia and Peru will likely be key to cementing U.S. President Barack Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership, analysts say.
Obama, Xi hold summit at California estate

Obama, Xi hold summit at California estate

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday welcomed President Xi Jinping of China to the United States as they began a two-day summit.

Address Afghanistan human rights, Amnesty International tells NATO

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- Rights gained in the past 12 years in Afghanistan must be protected, the human rights organization Amnesty International said in a statement Monday.

Myanmar evacuation boat capsizes, more than 50 feared drowned

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 15 (UPI) -- More than 50 people, believed to be Rohingya Muslims being evacuated ahead of a cyclone, were missing or feared drowned after their boat capsized off Myanmar.

Boat of refugees fleeing pending storm crashes off Myanmar coast

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 14 (UPI) -- At least eight people died when a boat evacuating Rohingya Muslims capsized off the Myanmar coast in a scramble to flee an approaching storm, aid agencies said.

Chevron marks more gas success in Australia

SAN RAMON, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Exploration success offshore Australia has created a "robust gas portfolio" and paves the way for growth, Chevron Regional President Melody Meyer said.

Aceh remains a powder keg, says Amnesty International

JAKARTA, April 22 (UPI) -- Amnesty International has warned that violence could erupt again in Indonesia's restive Aceh province unless the government and nationalists address their human rights abuses.

India needs energy infrastructure

NEW DELHI, April 16 (UPI) -- India should consider developing infrastructure to deal with supply and demand issues in its energy sector, said a Shell top executive.
Kerry meets Japanese foreign minister

Kerry meets Japanese foreign minister

TOKYO, April 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Japan Sunday the goal of both China and South Korea is North Korea's denuclearization.

Canada pushes for energy trade with Asia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 5 (UPI) -- Canada will lead a trade mission to China and Japan next week to promote itself as an energy superpower, a government official announced.

Singapore seeks Sidewinder missiles

SINGAPORE, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reports that Singapore is seeking the purchase of 20 AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All Up Round Missiles.

Saab, Malaysian firm sign MOU

LINKOPING, Sweden, March 27 (UPI) -- Saab of Sweden and Malaysia's DRB-HICOM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore military and commercial aerospace opportunities.

U.S., Brunei warm to low-carbon economy

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Brunei governments will work to promote the development of renewable energy in East Asia, the U.S. Energy Department said.

Embraer seeks larger executive jet market

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer is aiming to expand its share of an international executive market that is seeing more players than a decade earlier.
Obama praises Panetta in send-off

Obama praises Panetta in send-off

FORT MYER, Va., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, in a ceremony Friday honoring Leon Panetta, praised the outgoing defense secretary for "keeping America safe."

Japan has concerns on F-35 sales

TOKYO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Tokyo is concerned that the F-35 sales, which contain Japanese components, might violate Japanese legal prohibitions on weapons exports to designated countries.
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