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Obama wraps up Japan visit after security pledge but no trade deal

TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms. | Video

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Empty spaces mark Korean school tribute for missing ferry victims

ANSAN, South Korea/SEOUL - A floral tribute to the children who drowned in a sinking South Korean ferry displays photographs of the victims in their school uniforms, while lines of empty spaces wait to be filled with photos once those still missing are confirmed dead. | Video

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Obama warns North Korea on nuclear test: South Korean media

SEOUL - U.S. President Barack Obama warned North Korea on Friday against conducting another nuclear test, saying that it would draw a firm international response.

24 Apr 2014

Former U.S. test site sues nuclear nations for disarmament failure

WASHINGTON - The tiny Pacific republic of the Marshall Islands, scene of massive U.S. nuclear tests in the 1950s, sued the United States and eight other nuclear-armed nations on Thursday, accusing them of failing in their obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament.

24 Apr 2014

From God.com to photography, Korea ferry founder has diverse interests

SEOUL - The head of the South Korean family that operated the ferry which sank last week is a billionaire once jailed for fraud, a photographer who has held an exhibition at the Louvre under a pseudonym and the founder of a church which owns the website www.god.com.

South Korea 24 Apr 2014

Iran dismisses U.S. criticism of its election to U.N. NGO committee

UNITED NATIONS - Iran on Thursday rejected U.S. criticism of its election to the United Nations' committee on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), saying Washington's rebuke came from "baseless accusations" and violated the spirit of cooperation needed at the world body.

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