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A group of Japanese lawmakers are led by a Shinto priest at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during an annual spring festival on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
Tue 22 Apr 2014
Tokyo - Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation's war dead, raising the stakes in an already tense region on the eve of US President Barack... (photo: AP / Koji Sasahara)
U.S. Could Cut Afghan Troops to Below 5,000, Obama Must Turn Over Drone Memo, Tries Again on Pivot
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 National Journal 
U.S. Could Cut Afghan Troops to Below 5,000, Obama Must Turn Over Drone Memo, Tries Again on Pivot
Tue 22 Apr 2014
By Jordain Carney Follow on Twitter April 22, 2014 By Jordain Carney ( @jordainc) Welcome to NJ's Early Bird, today's best national security, defense, and foreign policy coverage. To contact us, email... (photo: USMC / Zachery B. Martin)
South Korean Army soldiers check on the front line of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Inje, north of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked.  The Times of India  Tue 22 Apr 2014
South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test
SEOUL: North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said on Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US... (photo: AP / Lee Sang-hak, Yonhap)
Nuclear Attack   Photos   Seoul   South Korea   Wikipedia: North Korea
President Barack Obama gestures during his interview with The Associated Press, Friday, April 15, 2011, in Chicago.  The Los Angeles Times  Mon 21 Apr 2014
President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince... (photo: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Asia   Photos   Politics   Washington   Wikipedia: Barack Obama
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South Korea's President Park Geun-hye speaks to the nation at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 4, 2013. Park took office as the country's first female president a week ago. Belfast Telegraph Mon 21 Apr 2014
Actions of ferry crew 'murderous'
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left... (photo: AP / Lee Jae-won, Pool)
Maritime Disaster   Park Geun-hye   Wikipedia: Park Geun-hye   Photos   S Korea
Relatives of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol cry after listening to a TV news program reporting the names of the victims found dead, at a gymnasium in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. CNN Sun 20 Apr 2014
South Korea ferry disaster: Families protest over rescue operation
April 20, 2014 -- Updated 0819 GMT (1619 HKT) Relatives of passengers missing from the sunken ferry scuffle with police as they try to leave Jindo. Seoul (CNN) -- Angry... (photo: AP / Ahn Young-joon)
Photos   Protest   SKorea   Sunken Ferry   Wikipedia: 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
President Barack Obama gestures next to Vice President Joe Biden, as he speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 New Straits/Business Times Sun 20 Apr 2014
Obama to ‘rebalance US to Asia’
BOLSTERING ALLIANCES: Presidential tour set to improve ties amid geopolitical tension in the region PRESIDENT Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next... (photo: AP / Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Asia   Barack Obama   Photos   Politics   Wikipedia: Barack Obama
President Barack Obama talks with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran during a phone call in the Oval Office, Sept. 27, 2013. The Times of India Sat 19 Apr 2014
Barack Obama to bolster US 'rebalance' to Asia
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will use an Asian tour beginning next week to bolster US alliances in the region at a time of increased geopolitical tension. Obama is... (photo: White House / Pete Souza)
Asia   Photos   Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)   USA   Wikipedia: Barack Obama
Lee Joon-seok, center, the captain of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast, leaves a court which issued his arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014. BBC News Sat 19 Apr 2014
‘Sorry’ South Korea ferry captain details evacuation delay
The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank this week said he delayed giving evacuation orders because he feared passengers would "drift away". Lee Joon-seok,... (photo: AP / Yonhap)
Maritime Disaster   Photos   Rescue Operation   S. Korea Ferry Sink   Wikipedia: 2014 South Korean ferry capsizing
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, centre, in a wheelchair, waves as he leaves after voting in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent. President Bouteflika has ruled this nation for the past 15 years and, despite suffering from a stroke, is running for a fourth term on a platform of stability. His young nephew, no name given, walks behind him. The Los Angeles Times Fri 18 Apr 2014
Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins reelection
Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika secured a fourth five-year tenure Friday after amassing nearly 82% of votes, according to initial results announced... (photo: AP / Sidali Djarboub)
Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria   Election   Photos   Wikipedia: Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Now North Korea asks Foreign Office to act over London hairdresser's Kim Jong-un stunt London Evening Standard Wed 16 Apr 2014
Now North Korea asks Foreign Office to act over London hairdresser's Kim Jong-un stunt
Diplomats from the reclusive and repressive regime sent a letter to the Foreign Office on Monday calling for it to take “necessary action to stop the provocation”,... (photo: UN / Evan Schneider)
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