Opposition to US Bases in Pacific Reaches Turning Point
TOKYO – Okinawa, the largest of a group of 60 sub-tropical islands forming Japan’s southernmost prefecture, has an equable climate and preferential treatment for United States servicemen under the Mutual Cooperation Security Treaty between the U.S. and Japan. According to Chobin Zukeran, a member of the House of Representatives from Okinawa, the archipelago is the perfect U.S. base because it fans out into the Pacific Ocean towards Taiwan, making it a vital bulwark for U.S. military strategists concerned with containing China.
Airlines call on EU to defuse carbon emissions row
BEIJING - Global airlines on Monday urged the European Union to defuse an international emissions row as a group of nations led by China, the United States and India kept up their opposition to EU plans to force carriers to join a carbon trading scheme.
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Under Pressure, China Measures Its Impact in Myanmar
Grass-roots protests against Chinese oil projects are worrying Beijing as it competes for influence in Myanmar with the United States.
China to Allow Public Veto Over Plant
A Chinese official pledged to cancel a planned petrochemical facility if a majority of residents expressed opposition to it.
U.S., Russia seek new Syria peace talks; rebels skeptical
MOSCOW/BEIRUT - Russia and the United States agreed to seek new peace talks with both sides to end Syria's civil war, but opposition leaders were skeptical on Wednesday of an initiative they fear might let President Bashar al-Assad to cling to power.
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