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  • 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 help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme.

    April 24, 2014, 6:50 pm
  • Obama says more sanctions 'teed up' against Russia over Ukraine

    TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that more sanctions were "teed up" against Russia if it does not deliver on promises in an agreement in Geneva last week to ease tensions...

    11 minutes ago
  • 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 24, 2014, 3:08 pm
  • Imperial pomp starts Obama's Japan visit

    Tokyo (AFP) - Barack Obama inspected the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito Thursday, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit to Japan by a US president in nearly two decades, at a time of nervousness in Asia.

    April 24, 2014, 1:51 pm
  • U.N. Security Council members mulling South Sudan sanctions

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members are considering sanctions on South Sudan's warring parties, envoys said on Wednesday, after U.N. peacekeepin...

    April 24, 2014, 1:17 pm
  • Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies

    By Mark Felsenthal and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defence, including of tiny isles at t...

    April 24, 2014, 10:51 am
  • International markets roundup

    News from the world’s major stock markets

    April 24, 2014, 9:21 am
  • Imperial pomp to start Obama's Japan visit

    Tokyo (AFP) - The first state visit to Japan by a US President in nearly two decades gets under way in earnest Thursday when Barack Obama is treated to the pomp and ceremony of an imperial reception.

    April 24, 2014, 9:18 am
  • Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet

    By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more...

    April 24, 2014, 8:21 am

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