SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Invoking the chance to remake the world, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Friday that the U.S. will play a leading role in creating a new century of prosperity and security in Asia. But he warned that without trust and common ground-rules, that collective goal could be threatened by mounting tensions on the continent.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision to not bring charges against Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy favorite Jameis Winston has removed a cloud from over the team, which is focused and prepared to face Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, Coach Jimbo Fisher said.
By Emmanuel Braun and Paul-Marin Ngoupana BANGUI (Reuters) - France launched its second major African intervention in a year on Friday as its troops rushed to the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, to stem violence that already claimed over 100 lives this week. France, which capital Bamako earlier this year, began assembling a new 1,200-strong force for CAR just hours after winning U.N. backing to go ahead on Thursday. "The operation has effectively started," Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told RFI radio. He said one company had arrived in Bangui from a French base in nearby Gabon, and that a helicopter group was due to be in place later in the day.