In light of an expanding China and economic challenges, Japan and the US "intend to overcome mutual differences and together forge a sturdy economic order for Asia and the Pacific in the 21st century" with Obama's visit.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12.30 p.m.
The Socialists' fiasco in the French local elections has piled pressure on President Francois Hollande. But it remains unlikely that he will alter his reform course - on the contrary.
The World Bank is discussing ways to counter land grabbing - which will be critical for fighting global hunger. But critics have charged the organization with participating in land grabbing itself.
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