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  • Obama, on Asia trip, warns Russia about new sanctions over Ukraine crisis

    TOKYO President Barack Obama pledged new sanctions against Russia on Thursday if the country doesn't live up to an agreement to quell violence in embattled Ukraine and call on pro-Russian separatists to vacate government buildings.
  • Hyundai Motor first-quarter profit misses estimates, hurt by slow U.S. sales

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor missed analyst estimates by posting first-quarter net profit that was almost identical to a year earlier, as lackluster U.S. performance offset increased sales in China and Korea. Shares of Hyundai fell...

    Korean prosecutors raid shipping safety watchdog after ferry disaster

    INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors said on Thursday that they had raided the shipping safety watchdog as part of their expanded investigation following the fatal sinking of a ferry. The Sewol sank last week and more than 300...

    Korea ferry accused get court-appointed lawyer

    SEOUL (Reuters) - The captain and two crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week have a state appointed attorney to represent them as they face charges of negligence relating to the deaths of hundreds of passengers. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69, and...

    Japan's Abe: Continue to gain understanding of his Yasukuni visit

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that he will continue to explain his visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for war dead to gain understanding from neighboring Asian countries. Last December Abe visited...