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Barack Obama: Russia sanctions ‘teed up’

President Barack Obama traveled nearly 7,000 miles around the globe to Tokyo but returned to domestic political troubles with a new trade agreement and to the situation in Ukraine on Thursday, suggesting that another round of sanctions against Russia are “teed up” and ready to go should President Vladimir Putin prove unwilling to work through.. Read more ...

via Politico
24 Apr 2014

Khyber Agency: Pakistani fighter jets kill 15 militants

Khyber Agency: Pakistani fighter jets kill 15 militants

Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Thursday in response to a spate of attacks around the country, the army said, in the first aerial operation against Taliban insurgents in two months.The operation came despite efforts by Prime Minister [...] Read more ...

via Nation
24 Apr 2014

China challenges Obama over Senkakus

The territorial dispute over the islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is casting a shadow over the US president's visit to Japan. Barack Obama is treading a fine line between supporting Japan and angering China. Read more ...

via Ft
24 Apr 2014