Russia's foreign minister said Moscow currently regarded Washington with "anticipation."
Officials say 14 percent increase helped by "increased security challenges" in Europe.
The country warned that the visit by Japan's minister of internal affairs could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo.
The president's sole focus on economics and competition ignores the security challenges in Asia.
It is impossible to make America first by treating the world last.
China has sent civilian visitors to the Paracel Islands, which Vietnam claims sovereignty over.
Azita Raji explains how she will uphold the principles of Barack Obama's presidency even after leaving her role.
The country had been the only Latin American state not to have a 'dialogue and co-operation' deal with the bloc.
Beijing says the U.S.'s One China policy is the "bedrock" of the two countries' relationship.
The functions of diplomatic missions are clearly defined by Article 3 of the Vienna Convention, and none of what Assange has done even remotely fits these criteria.
The Ebola Crisis, inter-country conflicts and climate change are testing the AU.
Vietnam's relations with the U.S. have quickly expanded in the wake of the escalating South China Sea dispute, putting the Philippines in an unexpectedly isolated position.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry downplays the incident as a coincidence as the two walked past a screen showing the game.
U.S. boots two Russians after attack on an American diplomat in Moscow, and Russia responds in kind.
Washington must not determine itself against Israel as Europe has always done, writes Michael Oren.
Of the 294 CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Clinton's State Department objected to fewer than 1 percent of them.
The group condemns the EU's funding of Palestinian structures in the West Bank.
The political fallout from the refugee crisis is growing.
The plan, code-named Nitro Zeus, was aimed at damaging Iran's air defenses, communications and power grid.
Patching up relations could help smooth the way for a new 10-year U.S. military aid package.