Thu 24 Apr 2014 | 2:20 EDT

Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies 1:19am EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.  Full Article

TSX ends lower as Valeant pulls back Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged lower on Wednesday, with gains from some big energy producers offset by dips in heavyweight banks and a pullback in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc shares after an acquisition-backed bump.  Full Article  

Paramedics called to Canada PM Harper's home on Sunday Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Paramedics were called to the residence of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the weekend, police and municipal officials said on Wednesday, but circumstances of the emergency, which did not involve Harper or his family, were unclear.  Full Article