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Karzai hopes US will reframe security agreement

12/14/2013 3:58am
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that he hopes the United States will reconsider its stand on a security agreement it wants him to sign in the interests of bringing a lasting peace to his war-torn country.

21 workers killed in gas blast at Chinese mine

12/14/2013 5:10am
A gas explosion at a coal mine in western China has killed 21 workers, an official said Saturday.

Japan, ASEAN vow to ensure freedom of navigation

12/14/2013 7:24am
Leaders from Japan and 10 Southeast Asian countries on Saturday pledged to cooperate in ensuring freedom of navigation during a summit overshadowed by concerns over China's growing assertiveness in the region.

Japan lacks decommissioning experts for Fukushima

12/14/2013 11:09pm
Japan is incapable of safely decommissioning the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant alone and must stitch together an international team for the massive undertaking, experts say, but has made only halting progress in that direction.

Japan, Myanmar sign investment pact

12/14/2013 11:13pm
Japan and Myanmar on Sunday signed an investment treaty to nurture closer business ties as the once secluded Southeast Asian country opens its fast-growing economy to more foreign commerce.