Better late than never: China seizes Japanese cargo ship as payment for an unpaid compensation debt from 1936  

Mail Online By : Staff Reporting

China has seized a 119,000-tonne Japanese cargo ship in a dispute over a Second World War debt dating back 78 years.

Shanghai impounded the 1,050ft-long ore freighter Baosteel Emotion after a court ruled Japan still owed £17million for two Chinese ships which were commandeered by the Imperial Japanese Navy and sunk. - Full Article


Better late than never: China seizes Japanese cargo ship as payment for an unpaid compensation debt from 1936  

Mail Online By : Staff Reporting

China has seized a 119,000-tonne Japanese cargo ship in a dispute over a Second World War debt dating back 78 years.

Shanghai impounded the 1,050ft-long ore freighter Baosteel Emotion after a court ruled Japan still owed £17million for two Chinese ships which were commandeered by the Imperial Japanese Navy and sunk. - Full Article


Tea Party Battle Boehner on his own turf  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

House Speaker John Boehner’s tenure as the top Republican in Congress has not been smooth.

He has sparred with a combative Democratic president and a Democratic Senate.

He has been attacked by conservatives in his own party who think him insufficiently ideological, and he has had to deal with constant rumors that his top lieutenant, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is plotting to steal his speakership. - Full Article


Skechers Won the Boston Marathon. But Why Was It Even in the Race?  

Bloomberg BusinessWeek By : Staff Reporting

Meb Keflezighi was a bit of a longshot in today’s Boston Marathon today. He’s American, for starters, and American men haven’t won the race in three decades. He’s also 38, a bit old for elite running. And he was wearing Skechers.

But the shoe brand perhaps best known for putting cushy kicks on elderly women (and a creaky Joe Montana) has emphatically stomped on one of the running world’s biggest podiums with Keflezighi’s victory in Boston. - Full Article


On trip to Asia, Obama to bolster US allies intimidated by China  

euronews By : Staff Reporting

In the latest manifestation of the administration’s “rebalancing strategy” to Asia, US President Barack Obama will go on a week-long tour to the region on Tuesday to bolster some of Washington’s closest friends and allies Administration officials hailed the president’s visit to Japan,

South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines as a chance to underscore Washington’s long-term commitment to the Asia-Pacific, the most economically and socially dynamic region of the world against the backdrop of China’s growing assertiveness. - Full Article


American Meb Keflezighi wins the 2014 Boston Marathon, Wiki-Bio-Video  

CBS News By : Staff Reporting

American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist. He ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to the finish on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay on Monday in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. - Full Article

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Boston Marathon security: How can you keep 26.2 miles safe?  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

As 36,000 marathoners get ready to pound the streets of Boston on Monday, authorities have their own mammoth task ahead: trying to keep all 26.2 miles of the course safe.

Officials say they have gone to great lengths to make sure nothing like last year's attacks will happen. - Full Article


Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

More than 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out... -  Full Article


Pope: Urbi et Orbi  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

The following is the text of the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis’ Easter Sunday “Urbi et Orbi” (Latin for ‘to the city and to the world’) read by him in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! - Full Article


Separatists disarm or a new round of sanctions in store  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine.

But the deal won’t be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as time runs out. - Full Article


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