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Obama Begins State Visit To Japan

Posted On April 23, 2014

(Tokyo) -- President Obama is beginning his formal state visit to Japan. He's at the Imperial Palace to meet with Emperor Akihito after having dinner Wednesday night with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Obama's trip is designed to reassure Japan and other Asian allies that the United States remains committed to the region. Obama will also…

Object Found off Australian Coast Not Believed to be from Malaysian Plane

Posted On April 23, 2014

(Perth) -- An object found in the search for a missing Malaysian jet is not believed to be connected to the plane. Australian officals say analysis of the photos of a piece of metal found near the coast didn't warrant any further investigation. The object was described as a piece of sheet metal with rivets.…

FBI Looks For Victims Of Suspected Child Molester

Posted On April 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Authorities say a suspected child molester may have had as many as 90 victims in at least nine countries. The FBI says William James Vahey committed suicide last month, two days after agents in Houston sought a warrant to search a thumb drive that belonged to him. The thumb drive was given…

British Fighter Escorts Russian Bombers From UK Airspace

Posted On April 23, 2014

(London) -- Britain's Defense Ministry says a Royal Air Force jet was scrambled Wednesday after two Russian bombers flew into UK airspace. Those planes were believed to be TU-95 strategic bombers. The incident comes a week after a British Navy vessel intercepted a Russian warship that sailed close to UK waters. Tensions are rising in…

Mideast Peace Talks Hit Another Roadblock

Posted On April 23, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Another roadblock is hindering Middle East peace efforts. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki says the U.S. is seeking more details about a reconciliation agreement between rival Palestinian factions.   Psaki insisted that peace efforts cannot move forward without a formal recognition by Palestinian leaders that Israel has a right to exist. A…