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Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew ...  Visit website

Pro-Russian insurgents hold US journalist captive

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist, saying he was suspected of unspecified ...  Visit website

FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine — a ...  Visit website

Teen who stowed away on Hawaii flight resting in hospital

(Reuters) - A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet ...  Visit website

Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media said, for a last ditch push for ...  Visit website

China factory activity shrinks for fourth month

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed ...  Visit website

Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of South Korean ferry

MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in ...  Visit website

Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of South Korean ferry

MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in ...  Visit website

UPDATE 1-Divers feel with their hands for corpses in depths of S.Korean ferry

MOKPO/SEOUL, April 23 (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their ...  Visit website

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of ...  Visit website

Iran asks U.N. to act on U.S. ban on new ambassador

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran asked the United Nations on Tuesday to demand that the United States grant a visa to Tehran's proposed new U.N. ...  Visit website

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, ...  Visit website

China PMI as predicted, Aussie drops after data

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a ...  Visit website

U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a suspension of aid imposed after ...  Visit website

White House 'horrified' by massacre of hundreds in South Sudan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an abomination and called for an end ...  Visit website

White House 'horrified' by massacre of hundreds in South Sudan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an abomination and called for an end ...  Visit website

AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) — As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians ...  Visit website

Asia tensions simmer as Obama set to arrive in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in a tense Asian region on Wednesday, faced with the delicate task of assuring Japan and other ...  Visit website

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor, the lawyer said on Wednesday, in the latest example ...  Visit website

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely: think tank

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to ...  Visit website

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