| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Locked in a political standoff over a crucial budget bill, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is under mounting pressure to hasten elections -- a step likely to push his party out of power. The bill, which would allow the Japanese government to borrow more...
| Dec 4, 2013
Asia is 13 years into the 21st century, but the conflicts of the 20th and 19th centuries are anything but history. Last week, China imposed air-traffic rules for a section of the East China Sea that includes a set of barren islands taken from it by...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON Three days after China announced that it had extended its vital airspace to include a disputed portion of the East China Sea, the United States sent two military planes into the area, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Analysts said the sorties...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robust recovery for the global economy remains well out of reach.
That's the view that emerges from a survey of economists just as the Federal Reserve is expected this week to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:32 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a ‘‘safe pair of hands’’ and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:36 PM
President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity.
Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing activity grew in June behind a pickup in new orders, exports and production. Better economic growth overseas is boosting U.S. exports and could help American factories rebound in the second half of the year....
| Jun 19, 2013
GREAT expectations at home and abroad surrounded the announcement on June 5th of the "third arrow" of Abenomics, the plan of Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, to pull the country out of its long slump. The first arrow had come in the form of a...