Friday, 25 April 2014  
Obama wraps up Japan visit but no trade deal

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's ally that Washington would come to its defense, but failed to clinch a trade deal key his "pivot" to Asia and to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reforms.

In pictures: Anzac Day

Images of Australians and New Zealanders around the world gathering on Anzac Day to remember those who fought and died for their countries, on the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.


New hearing for Briton in US prison

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.


Iranians see petrol prices surge
Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high
Obama in S Korea amid nuclear fears
Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown
Bolivia dismisses protesting troops
Rio's Passion Plays highlight inequality
VIDEO: Royals attend Anzac Day service
New clashes in Rio over dancer death
GOP's Plutocrat vs. Tea Party Death Match

Heather Digby Parton, Salon
For the past couple of years there has been much rending of garments in the Republican political establishment over the Tea Party dominating the GOP and running it into the ground. But they created the Tea Party out of that original white, working-class bloc by feeding their prejudices and stoking their insecurities. Now their monster is out of control and they don’t know how to lure it back into its cage. But the Tea Party isn’t their only fantasy creature.


Talking About How We Talk About Race
Why Neither Party Has a Political Edge
The Right's Piketty Panic
Getting It Right on Affirmative Action
Against Piketty's Global Wealth Tax
Here Is a Method That Is Helping Renters Save Money

Whether you’re responsible for your utilities and want to save money or your landlord covers your water bill but you want to conserve, there are lots of ways to save on your water bill. Many of them are very creative and incredibly effective. It’s important to save water wherever you can, even if you’re not paying for it yourself.


6 Places in Your Home You Aren't Saving Energy (But Could)
Crowdfund Secrets From An Expert Who Raised $1.5M In 6 Consecutive Campaigns
5 Of Indiegogo's Hottest Campaigns Led By Women
Death Rates From Pancreatic Cancer Continue To Climb: Most Other Cancers Declining In Europe
The NCAA May Just Have Solved Its Relationship With College Athletes

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