China gift causes trouble for Tonga

Jun 24, 2014

China gift causes trouble for Tonga

It is almost 10 a.m., but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom’s domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee. Molly Fatai says her wages at the cafe have been cut by a third since last year. Flights leaving ...

Apr 29, 2014

Japan to pledge road-construction support in Africa

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will pledge Japan’s support for building a key road connecting four African countries when he joins an international conference on African development to be held in Cameroon on Sunday and Monday, a government source said Tuesday. Kishida will likely announce ...

Taliban militants attack U.S. aid group in Kabul

Mar 29, 2014

Taliban militants attack U.S. aid group in Kabul

Taliban militants attacked an American charity and a nearby day care center Friday, sending foreigners — including women and children — fleeing while Afghan security forces battled the gunmen. An Afghan girl, a driver and all five attackers were killed. The assault is the ...

Mar 21, 2014

Japan to unveil $1 billion aid to Ukraine at G-7 summit: NHK

Japan plans to provide nearly $1 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, NHK said Friday, as relations with Russia cool over the Crimea crisis. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to announce the support when he attends a Group of Seven meeting in the Netherlands ...

Jan 14, 2014

Japan, Ethiopia urge peace in South Sudan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Ethiopian counterpart, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday urged South Sudan’s warring parties to sign a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting that has left thousands dead. “We agreed that the cessation of hostilities in South Sudan and national reconciliation ...