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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration could sign a free trade agreement with Peru before it finishes negotiations on companion pacts with Colombia and Ecuador, a U.S. trade official said on Thursday. "We're working on finalizing ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of Japanese who have good feelings toward China has fallen to a record low, according to a government survey, in an apparent reflection of the icy diplomatic ties between the Asian neighbors.
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Father Christmas may live in Iceland -- at least if the efficiency of his helpers is a guide -- in what may help the island's drive to win hearts and tourism from Arctic rivals claiming Santa and his reindeer.
By Andras Gergely VELKE SLEMENCE, Slovakia (Reuters) - Anna Pasztor cried as she embraced a cousin who lives only a few hundred metres down the street, but whom she had not met for over 20 years because of the fortified border wall dividing the village.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Relatives of four deceased South Koreans who were forced laborers at a steel mill in northern Japan during World War Two failed on Wednesday to overturn a Japanese court decision refusing compensation for unpaid wages.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday ruled out a three-way meeting with Japan and South Korea this year, because of tensions triggered by Japan's wartime past -- the first time the meeting hasn't been held in six years.
By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japan-China-South Korea summit may be canceled for the first time in six years due to Chinese and Korean anger over Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visits to a war shrine, a newspaper said on Wednesday.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Peru could meet again soon to finish work on a free-trade agreement, both countries said on Wednesday as they adjourned eight days of talks for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. "We're making good progress.
By Igor Ilic ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Croatian and Serbian prime ministers pledged on Wednesday to resolve the legacy of their bloody 1991-95 conflict and offered mutual support in the common goal of joining the European Union.
The Carteret Islands are almost invisible on a map of the South Pacific, but the horseshoe scattering of atolls is on the front-line of climate change, as rising sea levels and storm surges eat away at their existence.
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