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  • Hayao Miyazaki Remains Animated Even in Retirement

    You'd think that after announcing his retirement from the feature film biz last year, 73-year-old Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, never one to seek out press, would be welcoming a time of quietude. But with a third Oscar nomination in his...
  • Kerry presses China to ease territorial claims, rein in North Korea

    BEIJING -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Friday appealed to China to rein in its North Korean ally and to ease its provocative territorial claims, but after a day of talks Beijing’s response was unclear. In meetings with President Xi Jinping...
  • U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia

    U.S. diplomat draws on Asian tradition to address problems in Asia
    BEIJING — It's a familiar plot line: A young man, searching for answers, turns to an Asian martial arts master for wisdom and the skill to fight off bad guys. Years ago it was the theme of Hollywood's "Karate Kid" and a TV series, "Kung Fu." It...
  • U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says

    U.S. economy the most competitive in the world, report says
    Thanks to a rebounding stock market and innovation coming from American companies, the U.S. has regained the top spot as the most competitive economy in the world, according to an annual ranking by Swiss business school IMD.  The report released...
  • Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate

    Japan economy slows in second quarter, spurring sales tax debate
    Japan's economic growth slowed in the second quarter, spurring debate over whether the country should raise its sales tax in order to more quickly pay down its public debt.  The country's gross domestic product grew at an annualized 2.6%, coming in at a...
  • Egyptian activist accused of defaming religion denies charges

     
    Accused of defaming Islam and the sanctity of all religions, Egyptian activist Albert Saber stood in court on Wednesday in his first trial session as he denied all charges. Saber, a 27-year-old blogger and activist who comes from a Coptic Christian...
  • Shinzo Abe, hawkish former Japanese leader, eyes return to power

     
    Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was elected as head of the Liberal Democratic Party, a move that could pave the way for the hawkish politician to return as the nation's leader if elections are called this fall....
  • U.S. will seek to lift ban on Myanmar imports, Clinton announces

     
    The Obama administration will seek to lift the U.S. ban on imported products from Myanmar, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Wednesday at the beginning of a meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein....
  • Tokyo governor resigns to form new party, run for parliament

     
    Shintaro Ishihara, the strident governor of Tokyo who helped touch off a major dispute between China and Japan over some uninhabited islets near Taiwan, announced that he was quitting his post and forming a new political party....
  • Japan politicians play 'game of chicken' over financial cliff

     
    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...
  • Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty

    Russia, Japan renew quest for elusive WWII peace treaty
    World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty. That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...