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Obama in Tokyo backs Japan in China island row

Tokyo - 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.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Imperial pomp to start Obama's Japan visit

Tokyo - 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.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

Washington - Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

Washington - President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Obama to bolster U.S. 'rebalance' to Asia

Washington - President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension.
In the Media by Stephen Collinson (AFP)

Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St losses

Hong Kong - Asia's markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 49.89 points or 0.36 percent to 13,910.
In the Media by AFP

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

Paris - China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Asian shares mostly up, but yen sinks Tokyo

Hong Kong - Asia's markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a slight rebound on Wall Street but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.The benchmark Nikkei-225 index sank 307.19 points or 2.10 percent to 14,299.
In the Media by AFP

Nissan signs UEFA Champions League sponsorship deal

Tokyo - Japanese auto giant Nissan said on Monday it has signed a four-year global sponsorship deal with the UEFA Champions League as it looks to broaden its brand appeal globally.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent

Singapore - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.
In the Media by AFP
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