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  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a...

  • Magnitude 6.6 quake off British Columbia coast

    PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) — A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center said. There were no immediate reports of damage or...

  • Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides. Friday's avalanche — the worst ever...

  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure the support of allies to ensure that...

  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    PRAGUE (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties. Launched in the Czech capital in 2009, the Eastern Partnership was supposed to inspire democratic change in six...

  • Britain's Prince William bids Australia farewell

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit. "We go away with wonderful memories and George goes away...

  • Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future. Obama says North Korea and its nuclear program comprise the most destabilizing situation in the Asia-Pacific region. He says if North Korean leaders are...

  • Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement. Obama is speaking at a news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay). The two leaders say they are stepping up...

  • Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis

    TOKYO (AP) — Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis.

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries'...

  • China frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Thursday released a seized Japanese freight ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. paid more than $28 million involving a dispute dating back to the wartime in the 1930s, the Shanghai Maritime Court said. In a statement, the court said it freed Mitsui's...

  • Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully. But he is affirming that U.S. treaty obligations to Japan cover all areas under Japan's administration. He's referring to the disputed Senkaku...

  • Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine

    TOKYO (AP) — Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.

  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said. The U.N. has said hundreds of civilians were killed in the...

  • UN: 3.5 million Syrians desperately need aid

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Almost 3.5 million civilians in Syria have virtually no access to desperately needed humanitarian aid and people are dying needlessly every day as violence and extremism escalate and the risk of sectarian violence grows, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday....



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