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  • Okinawa base tensions remain as Barack Obama heads to Japan seeking to shore up Asia Pacific power

    As US President Barack Obama heads to Japan to shore up America's strategic dominance in the Pacific, the US bases in Okinawa remain a stumbling block.

    ABC - April 25, 2014, 6:16 am
  • N. Korea 'seals nuclear test tunnel'

    Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has apparently sealed a tunnel at its nuclear test site, a government official said Thursday ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival in Seoul for a two-day visit.

    11 minutes ago
  • Malaysia's Anwar gets Susan Rice meeting

    Tokyo (AFP) - The top White House national security aide Susan Rice will meet Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when President Barack Obama's regional tour reaches Malaysia, a senior US official told AFP Thursday.

    30 minutes ago
  • Armenia dismisses Turkey 'condolences' over genocide

    Yerevan (AFP) - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday brushed off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the World War I mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, accusing Turkey of showing "utter denial" in failing to recognise the massacres as genocide.

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago
  • Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

    Tokyo (AFP) - US President Barack Obama vowed Thursday to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urged Beijing to step in to thwart North Korea's "dangerous" nuclear march.

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago
  • Trade and travel ties grow for Cubans, Cuban Americans

    Havana (Cuba) (AFP) - A rise in trade and travel is helping bridge a gulf that has divided Cubans from expats in Florida for more than half a century, experts said.

    April 25, 2014, 2:36 am
  • Separatists surround 'liberated' Ukraine city hall

    By Alissa de Carbonnel MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government said a town hall at Mariupol in the east of the country had been "liberated" on Thursday from pro-Russian p...

    April 25, 2014, 2:32 am
  • Sun and terror suspects: welcome to Guantanamo Bay

    Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) (AFP) - Under the searing Caribbean sun, iguanas lounge and the golf course is parched. "RoboCop" plays at an open-air movie theater and Big Macs are on sale at McDonald's.

    April 25, 2014, 2:14 am
  • China frees Japan ship after $28 mn paid in 1930s row

    Shanghai (AFP) - China on Thursday released a seized Japanese ship after its owner paid $28 million in compensation, a court said, in a business dispute dating to the 1930s which underlines tensions between the countries.

    April 25, 2014, 12:51 am

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