Activist Escape Casting Pall On Us Chinese Security Talks

Activist escape casting pall on US Chinese security talksWith rumors swirling that North Korea has been busily making preparations for a nuclear test, the fate of a blind Chinese human rights activist is casting a pall over U.S. and Chinese policy-makers' plans to act together and put Pyongyang under reins.

Japan Us Preliminary Talks On Trans-pacific Fta To Begin Tues.

Japan US preliminary talks on trans-Pacific FTA to begin Tues.Japan and the United States will begin preliminary talks related to a new trans-Pacific free trade agreement next Tuesday, the Japanese government said Thursday.

The focus of the upcoming meeting will be on how Tokyo deals with U.S. calls for further opening up of Japan's vehicle and farm markets.

Japan To Join International Talks On Space Debris

Japan to join international talks on space debrisJapan will join global efforts to develop an international code of conduct for space debris.

Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba says a safe environment is deteriorating with an increasing number of space debris orbiting the Earth. He says there is a need to establish rules to avoid accidents in space.