Japan announced on Friday it would conduct a scaled-down annual whale hunt in the Northern Pacific this year, according to Reuters. This is despite an international court ruling in March against their Antarctic whaling program.
After a morning of in-depth talks about Libya, Afghanistan and world economy, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron served up the barbecue in true American-style using British beef and American staple side dishes.
Philippine President Noynoy Aquino had to climb 24 floors from the bottom of Changi Water Reclamation Plant in Singapore to the surface of the building after the elevator he took going down stalled underground.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed this afternoon that Barack Obama will make an official state visit to Britain in May. The last time he was in Britain was in 2009 when he attended the G20 summit. He was not on an official state visit then.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is travelling to the US on July 30 to meet with US President Barack Obama. She will be the first head of state from Southeast Asia to have an audience with the US president.