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2006-05-27 04:50:57

TOKYO (Reuters) - China is unlikely to take part in an Asian security drill scheduled to begin off Shanghai on Saturday, following a misunderstanding over the purpose of the exercise, the Japan Coast Guard said. China, the United States, South Korea, Canada and Russia are all scheduled to take part in the drill. The event would have been the first time China had participated in such a joint exercise. "We are still hoping that the Chinese will take part, but the prospects are not...

2006-05-24 04:50:10

TOKYO (Reuters) - Six countries including Japan, China, South Korea and the United States are to hold a series of joint maritime exercises, just weeks after Tokyo and Seoul were locked in a tense stand-off over some tiny disputed islands. Japan, China, South Korea, the United States, Canada and Russia will launch naval exercises in the Japan Sea and East China Sea to halt the spread of weapons of mass destruction, starting on Saturday, Japanese Coastguard officials said. The...

2005-08-18 04:47:36

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A senior Pakistani naval officer said on Thursday the country was fully committed to the war on terror and was reviewing the U.S.-led initiative to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. Pakistan, which a year ago was at the center of a nuclear proliferation scandal, observed for the first time exercises held by forces from 13 nations -- including Australia, France, Germany, Britain and the United States -- under the Proliferation Security Initiative...