Japanese, Chinese leaders bury argument over maritime clash; dispute over islands remains

China, Japan end spat over maritime collision

Japan urges China to remain calm after Beijing cuts high-level contacts over detained captain

Japan urges calm after China severs contacts

Japan says China has not officially told it of decision to break ministerial-level contacts

Japan: China hasn’t informed of break in contacts

China suspends ministerial-level contacts with Japan, which extends detention of boat captain

China halts ministerial-level contacts with Japan

Pakistan friends group pledges millions more in flood aid, but demand leadership

Nations pledge more in Pakistan flood aid

UNITED NATIONS — Nations and groups supporting Pakistan’s democratic advances promised Sunday to give the country millions of dollars more in flood aid, but some insisted that Pakistan itself must lead the way on recovery and account publicly for all funds.

EU foreign ministers agree to waive tariffs to help Pakistan recover from flooding

EU to waive tariffs to help Pakistan

BRUSSELS — The European Union declared Thursday it will temporarily waive World Trade Organization tariffs on key Pakistani imports to help boost the flood-devastated country’s economy.

Sarkozy vows to keep up dismantling illegal camps despite criticism of targeting Gypsies

France firm on expulsions, shocked by criticism

War of words over France’s expulsions of Roma overshadows EU summit on foreign policy

France’s explusions of Gypsies dominates EU summit

War of words over France’s Gypsy expulsions threatens to overshadow EU summit

War of words with France may overshadow EU summit

Africa to send thousands more troops to Somalia to counter al-Shabab power; US provides funds

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Ugandan president calls on Africa to unite to fight terror, weeks after twin bombings kill 76

Uganda president calls for Africa to fight terror

African Union opens major summit in Uganda 1 week after twin World Cup bomb attacks

African Union opens summit despite twin bombings

Obama, South Korean leader say North Korea must face consequences for alleged ship sinking

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Suicide bombings, other attacks targeting Iraqi security forces, allies kill at least 10

Attacks targeting Iraqi forces kill at least 10

Hoyer urges White House summit with East Coast governors, local officials on oil spill

Hoyer urges White House summit on oil spill

Report: Kurdish rebels vow to fight on; Turkish police detain 27 over deadly bomb attack

Report: Kurdish rebels vow to fight on

ANKARA, Turkey — A Kurdish rebel commander threatened more attacks on Turkish targets on Wednesday, saying the guerrilla group would keep fighting until its demands for greater rights and autonomy are met, a pro-Kurdish news agency reported.

Chinese premier avoids backing UN sanctions on NKorea over sinking of SKorean warship

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Chinese premier says tension over Korea ship sinking must be defused, avoids backing UN action