Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited

TOKYO (AP) ― The Japanese researcher whose claim of a major breakthrough in stem cell research was discredited resigned after the government lab where she worked failed to replicate her results.Haruko Obokata said in a statement ...

Xi in Macau as China cracks down on gambling

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Macau as Beijing puts pressure on the gambling hub to diversify away from casinos as part of an anticorruption drive and pro-democracy protesters prepare to march for free elections.Xi’s tw...

EU presses Russia, urges investment

BRUSSELS (AFP) ― European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a “radical change” in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia’s spiraling fina...

U.S. lawmaker calls for 'comfort women' apology for regional stability

U.S. congressman Mike Honda said Friday that peace and prosperity can only take root in Asia if Japan apologizes for its wartime sexual enslavement of South Korean and other Asian women.   Rep. Honda (D-CA), who is of Japanese ...