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China, Japan more upbeat on ties but challenges remain
China and Japan both expressed a willingness to improve strained relations on Saturday after a rare meeting between their two foreign ministers in Beijing, though China said Japan should stop pushing the notion that China is a threat.
Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic
Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification.
Around 20 Syrians readmitted to Turkey under EU migrant deal: Turkish PM
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday around 20 Syrians had been readmitted to Turkey under an EU migrant deal designed to help stem migration to Europe across the Aegean Sea.
Finnish NATO membership would lead to crisis with Russia: government report
If Finland joined NATO it would lead to a serious crisis with neighboring Russia, a report commissioned by the Finnish government said on Friday.
U.S. says working with Russia to revive Syria ceasefire
The United States said on Friday it was in discussions with Russia about trying to renew the cessation of hostilities in Syria following the deadly bombing this week of a hospital in Aleppo.
U.S. stands by South Korea defense talks despite China, Russia objections
The White House on Friday said talks to install a new anti-missile defense system in South Korea would continue in the wake of nuclear arms and missile tests by North Korea despite calls by China and Russia for the United States to back off.
U.N. Security Council considers North Korea response: China
The United Nations Security Council is working on a response to North Korea's latest missile tests, China said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Pyongyang to cease "further provocative actions."
U.S. F-22s land in Lithuania in show of force amid Russia tensions
Two of the U.S. Air Force's most advanced jets landed in Lithuania for the first time on Wednesday in a show of force and support for a region worried by Russian military maneuvers.