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India, Japan to fast-track talks on civil nuclear pact

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reaches out to shake hands with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to conclude

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe decided Wednesday to accelerate talks on a civil nuclear deal to let Japan export nuclear reactors to India and to bolster maritime security co

PM to visit Japan May-end, N-deal likely

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Tokyo later in May to expand India’s strategic partnership with Japan and discuss a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation agreement.

Japan island rocked by over a dozen quakes

More than a dozen earthquakes, one of them magnitude 6.2, rocked a volcanic island south of Tokyo today, the national meteorological agency said.

John Kerry to visit family of diplomat killed in Afghanistan

US secretary of state John Kerry said today he would be making a stop on the way home from a 10-day overseas tour to visit the family of a young diplomat killed in Afghanistan.

Excitement builds for Murakami novel

Readers eager to lay their hands on the new novel by Japan’s Haruki Murakami have only a few hours to wait until they get their latest fix of one of modern literature’s most talked-about authors.

Japan city mistakenly tweets N. Korean missile launch

Officials in the Japanese city of Yokohama were left red-faced today after mistakenly announcing the launch of a North Korean missile to 40,000 followers on Twitter.

Development, not vigilantes needed: Mexico President


Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday there was no place for vigilantes in the battle against drug violence, insisting the kind of development seen in Japan was the answer.

Japanese utility takes blame for nuclear crisis

The utility that operates Japan’s crippled nuclear plant says it deserves most of the blame for the crisis, in the company’s strongest remarks about its own shortcomings.

Crippled Japan nuclear plant hit by power cut

Engineers at Fukushima today partly succeeded in getting cooling systems back online after a power outage underlined the still-precarious state of the nuclear plant two years after the tsunami.

Toyota to recall 2,09,000 cars in US: Report

Toyota Motor will recall 2,09,000 sport utility vehicles it has sold in the United States due to a possible seat-belt fault, Kyodo News reported today.

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