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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

 
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Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked 1:15am EDT 

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack.  Full Article  

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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  

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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  

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Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract in order to help build a title contender, team president Phil Jackson said on Wednesday.  Full Article  

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A Minute With: Sam Claflin on horror, heroes and 'Hunger Games' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Claflin has fought pirates, fallen in love with Snow White and participated in a "Hunger Games" battle-to-the-death, but in his latest film, the British actor takes on the frightening consequences of the supernatural.  Full Article