Wed 23 Apr 2014 | 10:27 EDT

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China as Asia trip begins 9:34am EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower.  Full Article

Canada to strengthen rail-safety rules, newspaper says 8:36am EDT 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government will require a rapid phase-out of older-model tank cars commonly used to haul crude oil by railroad, responding to recommendations made after last year's deadly train accident in Quebec, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.  Full Article