Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye

May 2, 2014

Biden, Ishiba see eye to eye

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and a top official of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed Thursday to strengthen bilateral relations and make efforts toward signing a Pacific free trade pact. Shigeru Ishiba, the No. 2 man in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s LDP, told ...

Apr 5, 2014

Biden meets H.K. democracy activists

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Friday for democratic rule in Hong Kong as he met with two outspoken activists from the semiautonomous Chinese metropolis. In an unusually high sign of support, the Obama administration said Biden stopped by for talks at the White ...

Wave of clashes, bombings leave 30 dead across Iraq

Jan 19, 2014

Wave of clashes, bombings leave 30 dead across Iraq

Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of the country’s contested Anbar province, killed at least 30 people on Saturday, officials said. The bombings struck neighborhoods around the capital Baghdad. A car bomb ...

Jan 9, 2014

White House defends self, Biden over Gates book

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House pushed back Wednesday against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that questions President Barack Obama’s war leadership and rips into Vice President Joe Biden. The tell-all memoir from Gates has ...

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Dec 5, 2013

China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute

Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China’s contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond. Though Biden made ...

U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden

Dec 3, 2013

U.S. backs Japan against ADIZ: Biden

by Mizuho Aoki

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received the assurance of visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday that Washington stands behind Japan as it responds to China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea that encompasses the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands. ...