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  • Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan...
  • Enlisted sailor charged in widening Navy bribery case

      SAN DIEGO -- An enlisted sailor has been charged in the Navy bribery case in which two officers have already been charged with helping a Singapore businessman secure lucrative contracts to service Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Petty Officer...
  • Cumbre entre Obama y Abe no cerrará acuerdo comercial, ayudará a avances

    Por Krista Hughes y Kaori Kaneko WASHINGTON/TOKIO (Reuters) - La reunión de la próxima semana entre el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, y el primer ministro de Japón, Shinzo Abe, es una buena oportunidad para dar impulso al acuerdo...
  • Obama-Abe summit to aid trade talks, not seal deal: U.S. official

    WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to Pacific trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official...
  • Vietnam backs out as host of 2019 Asian Games

    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam quit as host of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering from...
  • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

    Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap
    BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put...
  • Vietnam backs out as hosts of 2019 Asian Games

    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering the...
  • Japan's Abe dubs China vital partner amid territorial disputes

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe criticized Beijing for trying to "change the status quo" with force in maritime disputes but said China was a vital economic partner, as a series of visits suggested a possible thaw in ties between...
  • Obama, Abe to battle negative images at U.S.-Japan summit

    TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When U.S. President Barack Obama meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a summit next week, they will be battling negative undercurrents that could undermine their message that Asia's most important security alliance is...
  • U.S. calls for more investment-friendly Indian government

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday urged the Indian government that emerges from ongoing elections to follow economic policies that encourage investment, saying Washington would like to see bilateral trade grow to $500 billion a year....
  • Russia is only a regional power? Don't bet on it, some say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a "regional power" in remarks that were interpreted as not only a jab at leader Vladimir Putin's ego but also justification for the administration's reluctance to wade deeper into a conflict that's...
  • AFC boss told to spend less energy on politics

    (Reuters) - Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been told by the continent's FIFA vice-president to spend less time on politics and more on developing the sport. Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, elected as...