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US soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they h…

  • Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed … Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial … More »

  • Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by … More »

  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi …
    Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi … Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed … More »

  • China won't swallow 'bitter … Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    By Megha Rajagopalan QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - China will not "swallow the bitter pill" of ceding its sovereign rights to others, a senior military official told … More »

  • Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled …
    Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled … AFP - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a … More »

  • Top Asian News at 12:30 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting a lesson in the art of sushi making at a famous Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations. But Obama and his … More »

  • Obama fulfils dreams of sushi on first …
    Obama fulfils dreams of sushi on first … AFP - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama dined Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant -- a revered spot with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled … More »

  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist …
    Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist … Associated Press - 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of … More »

  • Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching …
    Australia, Malaysia vow to keep searching … Reuters - 2 hours 1 minute ago

    By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage … More »

  • Top Asian News at 12:00 p.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is getting a lesson in the art of sushi making at a famous Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations. But Obama and his … More »

  • Obama reassures Japan, other allies …
    Obama reassures Japan, other allies … Reuters - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not … More »

  • Airport Security Codes Lost Before Obama …
    Airport Security Codes Lost Before Obama … Sky News - 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    Security codes for Tokyo's main airport had to be changed just days before President Obama arrived, after an employee dropped a memo containing the top-secret … More »

  • Top Asian News at 11:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial … More »

  • Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific …
    Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific … Associated Press - 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military … More »

  • Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. … More »

  • Obama Meets Survivors Of Deadly Mud …
    Obama Meets Survivors Of Deadly Mud … Sky News - 3 hours ago

    President Barack Obama has met survivors of the mudslide that killed at least 41 people in Washington state and said the nation was "thinking of them". He surveyed … More »

  • Russia accuses US of 'running the …
    Russia accuses US of 'running the … AFP - 3 hours ago

    Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of controlling the actions of the pro-West Ukrainian government, saying that Washington was now "running the show" in … More »

  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European … Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using … More »

  • Japan Amari: Briefed PM Abe on trade … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Wednesday that he briefed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on trade talks with the United States shortly … More »

  • U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan …
    U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Antoni Slodkowski and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly … More »

  • Obama and Abe to huddle at venerable … Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are due to have dinner on Wednesday, bumping elbows at the … More »

  • US trade rep presses Japan to take 'elevated … Reuters - 5 hours ago

    The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state … More »

  • Anti-Obama protesters clash with police …
    Anti-Obama protesters clash with police … Associated Press - 5 hours ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed Wednesday with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. … More »

  • Twitter Campaign Backfires For New York …
    Twitter Campaign Backfires For New York … Sky News - 5 hours ago

    A request by New York Police for the public to share pictures of them posing with officers didn't go as planned after pictures of police 'brutality' were tweeted … More »

  • Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas …
    Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas … Reuters - 6 hours ago

    By Gopal Sharma and John Chalmers KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest … More »

  • Discovery to chronicle Everest aval …
    Discovery to chronicle Everest aval … Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a … More »

  • China calls on U.S. to not take sides … Reuters - 6 hours ago

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the United States on Wednesday to respect its promises not to take sides in territorial disputes, after U.S. President Barack … More »

  • Washington calls S.Sudan violence an …
    Washington calls S.Sudan violence an … AFP - 7 hours ago

    The White House expressed horror at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan's civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring … More »

  • Analysis: Weak US hand in Ukraine c …
    Analysis: Weak US hand in Ukraine c … Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a quarter century after the Cold War ended, the crisis in Ukraine symbolizes the weak foreign policy hand the United States often finds … More »

  • US lifts freeze, will deliver Apache …
    US lifts freeze, will deliver Apache … AFP - 9 hours ago

    The United States will lift a suspension on the delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt after concluding Cairo has upheld its peace treaty with Israel, US officials … More »