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Tokyo (AFP) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino drew a parallel Wednesday between present day China and Nazi Germany during a speech in Japan, hinting the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever-more territory in the South China Sea.

Tokyo (AFP) - Sunshine-powered Solar Impulse 2, which has made an impromptu stop in Japan on its way around the world, was under cover in its mobile hangar Wednesday as the team waited out the weather before heading to Hawaii.

Tokyo (AFP) - Fictional city-wrecking monster Godzilla has been granted special residency in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, as a newly-installed model of the lizard's huge head proves a pull to visitors.

Tokyo (AFP) - Japan is looking at installing toilets in elevators and providing an emergency supply of drinking water for people trapped by the nation's frequent powerful earthquakes, an official said Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's service sector activity expanded in April for the second month in row, growing at the fastest rate in 17 months thanks to a strengthening of demand and orders, the HSBC/Mar...

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group said late on Tuesday sales of its cars dropped 1.3 percent in May from the same month last year, with sales in China and Sweden declining. ...

Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na, who is credited with introducing the game to the country's masses, announced Wednesday that she and her husband have a newborn daughter.

Seoul (AFP) - More than 200 primary schools shut down Wednesday as South Korea struggled to contain an outbreak of the MERS virus that has infected 30, killed two and triggered widespread fear.

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude oil prices fell on Wednesday as oversupply weighed on markets, with OPEC not expected to announce a production cut at its meeting on Fri...

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