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  • WASHINGTON, April 28- President Barack Obama accused China on Tuesday of "flexing its muscles" to advance its maritime claims against Asian neighbors and assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory, including tiny islands in dispute with Beijing. Speaking at a joint news conference in the White House Rose...

  • Gay marriage arguments divide Supreme Court Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Gay marriage supporters hold a gay rights flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington April 28, 2015.

    The questions suggested the justices were divided along conservative and liberal lines, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy holding the controlling vote.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he shared Japan's concerns about China's assertive behavior in maritime disputes with its neighbors and assured him of the U.S. commitment to defending Japanese territory, including tiny islands that Beijing claims. Speaking at a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The leader of the largest federation of U.S. labor unions has called on Hillary Clinton and other presidential hopefuls to oppose an Obama administration trade pact. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Tuesday delivered his first address about the U.S. presidential election in November 2016, laying out criteria the federation's 56...

  • Obama: TPP is good for American businesses   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Obama: TPP is good for American businesses

    President Obama addresses the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty and its benefit to America.

  • Japan's Abe: World must unite to counter extremism   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    Japan's Abe: World must unite to counter extremism

    President Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hold a press conference at the White House. Moderation is the best method, we have to face extremism, says Abe.

  • President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed their nations would work together to bring a quick, successful conclusion to negotiations over a 12- member Pacific trade agreement.

  • Japan's Abe: Women's rights should never be infringed upon

    President Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hold a press conference at the White House. We intend to make the world one with no human rights violations against women, says Abe.

  • Obama: US-Japan treaty alliance 'critical'   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Obama:  US-Japan treaty alliance 'critical'

    President Obama answer questions from the press on the US-Japanese security stance and whether it will be seen as a provocation for China.

  • Obama: US, Japan seek 'swift conclusion' on trade Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, with the Washington Monument in the background, on April 27, 2015. Abe is on a weeklong visit to the U.S.

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to quickly conclude talks over a contested trade deal.

  • Japan's Abe: We have a dream to build peace and prosperity

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe discusses his country's vision to build a US-Japan alliance, and further TPP talks.

  • US & Japan: Transforming alliances   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    US & Japan: Transforming alliances

    President Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hold a White House press conference to discuss trade, military cooperation, and opportunities for women.

  • BERLIN, April 28- Talks between the European Union and United States on a transatlantic trade accord will stretch into 2016, the EU's chief negotiator said on Tuesday, adding that the discussions were about to enter a "more difficult" and "intense" stage. This year is seen as crucial in making progress on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, with the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Hailing the U.S.- Japan partnership as "indestructible," President Barack Obama on Tuesday hosted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a visit to showcase deeper defense ties and advance a Pacific trade pact as the two allies seek to counter China's growing power in the region. But while Japan moves to loosen restrictions on its post- war...

  • BERLIN— A new study shows U.S. President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had nearly 11 million followers, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had more than 6 million, and the White House had...

  • Consumer group sues Cigna, alleges discrimination Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    MIAMI— A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Cigna saying a new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy. Cigna had not responded to an e-mail seeking comment by Tuesday morning. The plaintiff is a Fort...

  • New GOP budget targets Obamacare with special vote Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, conducts his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, April 23, 2015.

    Republican budget will focus on repealing or replacing Obamacare. The plan could require only a simple majority vote in the Senate.

  • Tightening ties with Japan   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Tightening ties with Japan

    Tai Hui, J.P. Morgan Funds, provides insight to President Obama's meeting with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where the political leaders are expected to talk about trade, economic and military ties.

  • TOKYO, April 28- Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari played down the prospect of substantial progress in trade talks being announced after a summit meeting between Japan and the United States on Tuesday. President Barack Obama in Washington. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said a joint statement after the meeting would probably refer to "substantial...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- President Barack Obama will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for White House talks on Tuesday to showcase newly strengthened defense ties and advance a long-delayed Pacific trade deal as the two allies seek to counter China's rising influence in Asia. A deal between economic power houses Japan and the United States is vital to...