Japan-China relations

Iraq puts Tikrit Offensive on hold; China surpasses Germany in arms trade; Japanese delegates to visit Beijing in bid to improve relations with Japan; Sierra Leone vice president seeks asylum in US; Putin puts 40,000 troops on full alert; and more


Iraq Halts Tikrit Offensive

Leaked memo makes case for drone strikes on US citizens; Japanese PM condemns China for locking radar on Japanese ship; South Korea pushes to deploy spy satellites to watch North Korea; Tunisian opposition leader shot dead; plagiarism scandal threatens Angela Merkel's re-election campaign; and more

Top of the Agenda: Memo Reveals Legal Case for Drone Strikes on Americans

Japan-China relations deteriorate over disputed islands -- anti-Japan protests erupt across China; Suu Kyi arrives in Washington DC to meet with Clinton and Obama; protests over anti-Islam film continue to surge; major anti-austerity protests in Spain and Portugal; and more

Top of the Agenda: Japan-China Relations Sour Over Disputed Islands

Kim Jong-Un made general, positioned for succession in North Korea (+ analysis); Tensions ease in Japan-China fishing boat stand-off; US Fed considers further stimulus; China seeks ancient links to Africa to shake off "coloniser" tag; and more

Top of the Agenda: North Korea Confirms Succession Expectations

More troops sent to Afghanistan for Obama's surge; critics say Obama's strategy too costly; South Korea imposes Iran sanctions; Japan seizes Chinese fishing boat, relationship threatened; death of two American soldiers in Iraq "won't undermine mission"; Secretary Clinton defends US foreign policy; and more

Top of the Agenda: U.S. Completes Deployment for Afghan Surge