SOCHI, Russia | Flushed with pride after its athletes' spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated Sunday night with a visually stunning finale that handed off a smooth but politically charged Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.
LONDON | The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing — considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games.
BEIJING | After China reported quarterly economic growth of 7.7 percent this week — far above anemic U.S. and European performance — global markets reacted by falling, wiping billions of dollars off stock prices.
VALPARAISO | The Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University will display works of art by graduate students and faculty members from Renmin University in Beijing, China.
VALPARAISO | Now that they've gotten to know each other better, Valparaiso and the Nanhu District of Jiaxing City could become sisters in the coming year.
LONDON | The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit.
LONDON | For skeptics, the Olympics were deliciously doomed: London's transport network would surely fail, Britain's athletes would flop, rain would prevail and terrorists would strike. But then the sun came out after months of sodden skies, vehicles moved briskly, there were no attacks and …
LONDON | Yannick Agnel bested Ryan Lochte for the second night in a row at the London Olympics, upstaging the American as the biggest star in the pool so far in these games.
LONDON | The Americans need Jordyn Wieber to regain her swagger in a hurry if they're going to hold off Russia for Olympic gold.
LONDON | Their closest rivals were still on the floor competing when the Chinese whipped out five big gold stars and held them up in the shape of their flag.
As long as you're going to think, says Donald Trump, think big. Well, you can't get much bigger than China, so I figured I should take Trump's advice and think about this supersized superpower.
LAS VEGAS | They lost Dwyane Wade but gained Kevin Durant. Dwight Howard's size has given way to Russell Westbrook's speed.
The South Shore Chamber Orchestra, shown performing in Beijing, will make their fourth annual trek to China for concerts in December 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman flew out of Indianapolis Monday en route to Hangzhou, China, for a one-week trade mission promoting Indiana manufacturing and agriculture in the world's most populous nation.
WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."
HEIDELBERG, Germany | When 11-year-old Lauren Cheney and her teammates went to watch the United States play Nigeria at the 1999 World Cup, they brought along playbooks so they could write down what they would do when it was their turn on soccer's biggest stage.
Northwest Indiana reminds Ninan Zong much of her home.
President Hu Jintao, of China, has been rightly feted in the United States as the leader of a nation of rapidly expanding power and influence. Beijing and Washington now have great global reach. Washington and Chicago have rolled out particularly wide and rich red carpets for our guests.
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