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  • Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    "If there is such an opportunity, we will do the same apology," Yukio Okamoto told foreign media, saying the POWs brought to Japan were subjected to inexcusable labor conditions. Okamoto, a former diplomat, was among company officials who delivered an apology to surviving POWs and family members on Sunday in Los Angeles for about 900 Americans forced to work in...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's radical left-led government emerged bloodied but alive early Thursday from a key vote in parliament, which overwhelmingly approved new creditor-demanded reforms despite a revolt among hardliners in the main coalition partner. Without the money Greece would face financial ruin and forced exit from the euro currency club.

  • Invoking Iraq War, Obama brushes off Iran deal critics Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:05 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH, Penn.— Denouncing "chest-beating" critics, President Barack Obama told a veterans group Tuesday that those who oppose the diplomatic agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear program are some of the same people who were quick to want to go to war in Iraq and thought military action there would take only a matter of months. The White House is mounting a massive...

  • DUBAI, July 20- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards attacked a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing last week's nuclear deal for interfering with the country's military operations and crossing "red lines" set by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Some parts of the draft have clearly crossed the Islamic republic's red lines, especially in Iran's...

  • Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," Mitsubishis executives presented the apology privately then publicly to Murphy, of Santa Maria, California, at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. Hikaru Kimura, senior executive officer for Mitsubishi, said through a translator that the company...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkish state TV: Explosion in southeastern Turkish town of Suruc near Syrian border kills 10..

  • Mitsubishi Materials apologizes for WWII slavery Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:58 AM ET
    The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Mitsubishi Materials became the first major Japanese company to apologize for using captured U.S. soldiers as slave laborers during WWII.

  • Timeline of key dates in US relations with Cuba Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Timeline of key events in U.S.- Cuba relations:. —THE START: Fidel Castro's rebels take power as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba on Jan 1, 1959. —STANDOFF: The U.S. declares an embargo on most exports to Cuba in October 1960 and breaks diplomatic relations in January 1961.

  • WASHINGTON— Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington, signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.- Cuba relations. Kerry said he would visit Cuba on Aug. 14 to preside over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Despite the historic events, there remain issues that continue to vex the...

  • At the solemn ceremony hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, James Murphy of Santa Maria, California, accepted the apology he had sought for 70 years on behalf of U.S. Hikaru Kimura, senior executive officer for Mitsubishi Materials Corp., said through a translator that the company offered a "most remorseful apology" to...

  • Chattanooga death toll climbs as mourning grows Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    One by one, portraits of the Tennessee-based Marines shot by a gunman have emerged, The New York Times reports.

  • MH17: One year on Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Ukrainian rescue servicemen look through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine.

    Flight MH17 was shot down a year ago. We recap the events and how the Ukrainian crisis has changed since then.

  • ATHENS, July 16- Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout programme, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year. The European Central Bank's governing council, meeting in Frankfurt, was expected to ease its funding squeeze on shuttered Greek banks, the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East. Obama made his case in a nationally televised news conference responding to critics at home and abroad after...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, insisted on Wednesday that the landmark agreement was the best way to avoid a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East. Obama made his case in a nationally televised news conference responding to critics at home and abroad...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and the American public, insisted on Wednesday that the landmark agreement was the best way to avoid a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East. Obama made his case in a nationally televised news conference a day after Iran and six world powers...

  • Ukraine leader blasts Greek 'brinkmanship game' Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks at the first U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum, co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Commerce, July 13, 2015, in Washington.

    "It's entirely different cases," says Ukraine's Arseniy Yatsenyuk of his own country and Greece. "And we do not blackmail anyone."

  • Saudi media attack Iran deal as assault on Arab interests Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    Riyadh's official reaction to the deal was a terse statement that welcomed any agreement that would ensure Iran could not develop a nuclear arsenal, but stressed the importance of tough inspections and the ability to reimpose sanctions quickly. In private, however, Saudi officials fear an Iran released from international pressure and economic sanctions...

  • Has the sun set on Africa’s growth story? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 1:51 AM ET
    Employees of a cocoa export company pile up sacks in a packaging factory in the Ivory Coast.

    Sub-Saharan Africa has been the darling of frontier market investors for several years. However, a combination of factors could see its appeal for investors wane.

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 12- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to begin a bruising week by clearing out party rebels opposed to an austerity package that will have to go through parliament within days, people close to the government say. With Greece's future in the euro zone in the balance and European partners demanding immediate action to rebuild broken...