TOKYO (AP) — A rebound in Japan’s exports in January failed to keep pace with growth in imports, leaving a record 1.63 trillion yen ($17.4 billion) trade deficit. The provisional data released Wednesday show exports for the world’s third-biggest economy rose 6.4 percent to 4.8 trillion yen ($51.2 billion) in January from a year earlier...
BEIJING (AP) — A senior envoy handed China’s leader a letter from Japan’s prime minister Friday in the countries’ highest-level contact since tensions spiked in September over an island dispute, but the meeting yielded little beyond commitments to talk again. The contents of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s letter to Chinese leader Xi Jingping were not...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say a commission is leaving for India on Wednesday to gather evidence for use in the prosecution of seven Islamist militants on trial in Pakistan over the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Government prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali said he and a Federal Investigation Agency official are part of the team,...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Bangladesh military says it has foiled a bid by mutinous officers to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Brig. Gen. Muhammad Masud Razzaq told reporters at a news briefing Thursday that the military has specific evidence that a group of up to 16 hardline Islamic military officers –...
PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand killed six civilians in a bomb attack on their vehicle in the south. Police investigator Heraman Chedi says the explosion occurred Wednesday in Narathiwat’s Ra-ngae district, and attackers raked the vehicle with machine-gunfire afterward. Heraman says the victims were Buddhist hunters headed to...
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Wed, May 22, 2013 12:35PM UTC
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Wed, May 22, 2013 12:29PM UTC
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Wed, May 22, 2013 9:59AM UTC
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Wed, May 22, 2013 9:51AM UTC
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Wed, May 22, 2013 9:43AM UTC
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