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  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
  • South Korea ferry captain, 3 others face homicide charges

    The captain and three senior crew members of the ferry that sank last month in South Korea were indicted on homicide charges Thursday, and 11 other crew members were indicted on charges of negligence. Since the sinking of the Sewol ferry, in which...
  • Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind

    Japanese officials' visits to shrine for war dead put Obama in a bind
    TOKYO -- Hiroshi Kyoso says he values Japan’s relationship with the United States highly and feels warmly about Washington’s new ambassador to Tokyo, Caroline Kennedy. But as the 90-year-old veteran of World War II arrived Wednesday...
  • In Asia, Obama reaffirms alliance with Japan

    TOKYO — Declaring that "the United States is and always will be a Pacific nation," President Obama launched an Asia tour designed to assure leaders of ally nations that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising regional tension. Appearing...
  • U.S. seeks $700,000 from ex-South Korean president in O.C. home sale

    U.S. seeks $700,000 from ex-South Korean president in O.C. home sale
    The U.S. government on Thursday filed a civil forfeiture claim in Los Angeles to seize more than $700,000 in alleged corruption proceeds from former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, federal prosecutors announced. The funds came from the sale in...
  • Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger, trial pushed back

    Justin Bieber apologizes after Japan shrine visit sparks anger, trial pushed back
    Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center of a bitter international row over Japan's wartime aggression. Bieber, 20, posted a...
  • Japan-South Korea tension a hurdle for Obama's Asia strategy

    SEOUL — As he hops around the Western Pacific this week, President Obama hopes to unite much of Asia around a free-trade deal, updated alliances and a new power balance. But he first must persuade two of America's closest allies to stop squabbling....
  • Obama to pitch U.S. immigration reform from South Korea

    SEOUL -- President Obama plans to honor those who died in the Korean War with a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home. At a naturalization ceremony Friday for 13 U.S. service members and seven military...
  • Search for S. Korean official's secret funds leads to O.C.

    Search for S. Korean official's secret funds leads to O.C.
    The South Korean public got a first glimpse of former President Chun Doo-hwan's ill-gotten gains in 1996 — 25 apple boxes neatly packed with crisp bills. The bills, the equivalent of several million dollars, were only a fraction of the more than...
  • Obama counsels diplomacy in dealing with Russia, China, North Korea

    SEOUL -- President Obama conceded Friday that sanctions on Russia may not force President Vladimir Putin to alter his decisions on Ukraine, but he then offered a spirited defense of how they might still influence a leader he said is “not a stupid...
  • Burbank mayor reaches out to Incheon

    Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy offered condolences this week in a letter to the mayor of Burbank’s sister city, Incheon, South Korea, expressing sincere sympathy for the victims of the ferry disaster that left hundreds dead or missing. Last...