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Obama Attends East Asia Summit Amid Sea Feud

China at center of multiple territorial disputes

(Newser) - President Obama is in Cambodia today, meeting with East Asian leaders amid a contentious territorial dispute over the South China Sea . Speaking publicly, neither Obama nor Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao responded to reporters' shouted questions about the tensions, the BBC reports. Instead, Obama referred to a "cooperative and constructive... More »

South Korea Refuses to Sign Japan Pact at Last Minute

Koreans still smarting over Japan's colonial rule

(Newser) - An intelligence-sharing pact between South Korea and Japan that had been called a breakthrough between the countries after decades of acrimony was postponed at the last minute today following a political outcry in Seoul, reports the AP . The non-combat military agreement, which was called "historic" by Japan's foreign... More »

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