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TOKYO | Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials during his visit on Monday and Tuesday. Suga says … Continue reading TOKYO | Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

BRUSSELS | European, Asian leaders meet to discuss trade, climate

BRUSSELS  — European and Asian leaders are meeting to discuss issues ranging from trade to climate change to peace moves on the Korean peninsula. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday’s meeting would send a signal that “countries are coming together here from Europe and Asia that all want rules-based global trade and are committed to … Continue reading BRUSSELS | European, Asian leaders meet to discuss trade, climate

NEW DELHI | Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

NEW DELHI — Thousands of stranded people are waiting for rescue as relentless monsoon floods batter the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 170 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is at least partially submerged. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saturday with the state’s top officials, … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Security conference in Germany brings together top officials

MUNICH/February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Dozens of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats were gathering Friday in southern Germany for an influential security conference, amid growing strains between the U.S. and other NATO nations and Russia over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is heading this year’s American … Continue reading Security conference in Germany brings together top officials