U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

Apr 28, 2015

U.S., Japan unveil new defense guidelines for global Japanese role

Japan and the United States unveiled new guidelines for defense cooperation on Monday, reflecting Japan’s willingness to take on a more robust international role at a time of growing Chinese power and rising concerns about nuclear-armed North Korea. The first revision to the guidelines ...

Apr 28, 2015

'Wagyu' beef, mochi dessert on U.S.-Japan banquet menu

U.S.-produced wagyu beef, a sensitive item in trade talks with Japan, and mochi dessert will be among the dishes served at a White House banquet to welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. The appetizer, featuring smoked salmon and Caesar salad, will also have ...

Lynch sworn in as U.S. attorney general

Apr 28, 2015

Lynch sworn in as U.S. attorney general

President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was sworn in at her new job on Monday, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. A career prosecutor known for trying high-profile anti-terrorism trials in New York, Lynch, 55, said she ...