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Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies

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TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.

Politics, World, Japan 1:19am EDT

Wed, Apr 23 2014

Obama seeks to ease Asian allies' doubts during visit to Japan

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TOKYO - President Barack Obama will use a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Tokyo and other Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that Washington's real aim is to contain Beijing's rise. | Video

World, Politics 23 Apr 2014

U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit

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TOKYO - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit.

Politics, Japan 23 Apr 2014

Obama and Abe to huddle at venerable Tokyo sushi counter

TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are due to have dinner on Wednesday, bumping elbows at the counter of a tiny basement sushi restaurant run by an octogenarian chef.

World, Politics, Japan 23 Apr 2014

Tue, Apr 22 2014

Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo

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TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in a tense Asian region on Wednesday, faced with the delicate task of assuring Japan and other regional allies of America's commitment to their defense without hurting Washington's vital ties with a rising China.

Japan, Politics 22 Apr 2014

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank

SEOUL - North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery.

Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo

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TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in a tense Asian region on Wednesday, faced with the delicate task of assuring Japan and other regional allies of America's commitment to their defense without hurting Washington's vital ties with a rising China.

U.S. official responsible for reforming Medicare is leaving post

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

22 Apr 2014

Mon, Apr 21 2014

Exclusive: U.S. force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troops

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WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.

Afghanistan, World 21 Apr 2014

Sun, Apr 20 2014

Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

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WASHINGTON - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate.

20 Apr 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.