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  • Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

    Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011...
  • China seeks evidence for possible return of mummy statute

    Chinese authorities are gathering evidence that a statue that was displayed at a mummy exhibit in Hungary belongs to a village in southeastern China, ahead of possible diplomatic talks to retrieve the treasure, an official said Tuesday. The investigation...
  • Rep. Sander Levin, 83, may pose greatest obstacle to sweeping Asia trade pact

    Rep. Sander Levin, 83, may pose greatest obstacle to sweeping Asia trade pact
    Some years ago, the congressman from suburban Detroit bought an $11.46 universal joint from Joe's Auto Parts, put it in his pocket and headed to Japan with a question: Why was it that foreign autos were jamming American streets, but the U.S. couldn't...
  • IOC panel visits bid sites; China fires back on human rights

    IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday as Chinese organizers fired back at critics of the government's human rights record. The International Olympic Committee inspection is a key test...
  • Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder

    A U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel went on trial in a Philippine court Monday. U.S. security escorts brought Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, wearing...
  • US, Afghan leaders lay groundwork for postwar relations

    In a show of unity, U.S. and Afghan officials laid the groundwork for new relations between the two countries on Monday, including plans to seek American funding to maintain an Afghan security force of 352,000 and long-term counterterrorism efforts....
  • Obama meets with Afghan president Ghani, hints at pushback of U.S. withdrawal

    President Obama is expected to disclose Tuesday if he will withdraw most U.S. troops from Afghanistan on schedule this year, or keep 9,800 troops and thousands of contractors there through 2016, when the president insists America's longest war should...
  • Official: Gunmen open fire on eastern Afghanistan highway, killing at least 13

    An official says gunmen in eastern Afghanistan have opened fire on highway, killing at least 13 people in passing vehicles. Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor of Wardak province, said Tuesday that the gunmen shot at three...
  • Southeast Asia makes vital push in banking integration

    Southeast Asian nations Saturday wrapped up a key agreement allowing qualified banks to operate freely in each other's countries in a push toward greater financial and economic integration. The regional banking integration framework is part of efforts to...
  • Afghan president pursues peace with Taliban — his way

     Afghan president pursues peace with Taliban — his way
    When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits the White House on Tuesday, it will highlight how much U.S. relations with Kabul have improved during his six months in office. The Obama administration has already indicated that it will heed Ghani's request to...
  • Obama praises Singapore's longtime leader as a visionary

    President Barack Obama is paying tribute to modern Singapore's founding leader, calling him a "giant of history" as well as one of the great strategists of Asian affairs. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister, died at age 91....