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Obama to bolster U.S. ‘rebalance’ to Asia

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster U.S. alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension.Obama is scheduled to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, and will be under duress to address mariti...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:29

Malaysian jet search at ‘critical juncture’

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) ― The effort to find missing Flight MH370 is at a “very critical juncture,” Malaysia’s transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging sea...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:28

Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands

TOKYO (AFP) ― Japan broke ground Saturday on a coastal surveillance unit near a string of islands at the center of a bitter territorial dispute with China, a report said.Radar equipment will be installed on Yonaguni island to monitor ships and aircraft in the East China Sea, the Kyodo New...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:28

Iran says Arak heavy water reactor row all but resolved

TEHRAN (AFP) ― Iran’s dispute with world powers over its unfinished Arak heavy water reactor has been “virtually resolved,” it said Saturday, less than a month before nuclear talks seeking a permanent agreement.The facility ― whose remaining components Iran cannot commission or instal...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:28

Shootout in east Ukraine shatters truce

SLAVYANSK, Ukraine (AFP) ―Four people were reported killed Sunday in a gun battle in restive eastern Ukraine, shattering a fragile Easter truce in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic. Three pro-Rus...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:27

Syria-held French journalists released

PARIS (AFP) ― Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world’s most dangerous country for the media.French President Francois Hollande announced the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre T...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:27

Obama signs legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s U.N. envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) ― President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he‘s only treating the legislation as guidance. The unusual leg...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:27

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

BEIJING (AFP) ― Leading automakers are gathering in Beijing Sunday for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lackluster growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car marke...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:15

U.S. carmakers eye Russian market

DETROIT (AFP) ― Never mind the Ukraine crisis and Washington’s sanctions against Moscow: U.S. automakers say the Russian market is their next big frontier.Russia is simply too large and too importan...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:15

Ex-Apple CEO plans smartphone for India

NEW DELHI (AFP) ― Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploi...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:15

U.S. warns money managers of more Russia sanctions

The Obama administration told asset managers that it was planning additional sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Officials from the Treasury Department and the National Security Cou...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:09

Mergers and acquisitions market heats up in Europe

PARIS (AFP) ― Europe’s mergers and acquisitions market is rebounding after years in the doldrums, as improving market sentiment is prompting companies to spend piles of cash built up during the fina...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:09

Russia stares at recession

MOSCOW (AFP) ― Russia looks increasingly likely to sink into recession in 2014 as the knock-on effects of its standoff with the West over Ukraine hurt an economy already beset by structural problems.Data released over the last week showed that Russian is beginning to suffer the effects of...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:09

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers gathered in Beijing Sunday for China's biggest car show, expressing confidence in the world's largest car market even though lacklustre economic growth and environmental restrictions have generated uncertainty. Spectators and journalists crowded around displays at the Be...

Updated : 2014.04.20 20:01

White House: No comment on Bieber deportation petition

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has had high-profile run-ins with the law recently but the White House doesn’t appear set to add to his growing catalogue of woes.Just under 275,000 people have added their names to a petition on the White House website calling for the C...

Updated : 2014.04.20 19:37