BEIJING (REUTERS) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplayed tensions over China's controversial air defence zone, which has also rankled the United States, Japan and South Korea, after meeting her Chinese counterpart on Saturday.
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea said on Saturday it has deported an American veteran of the Korean War who had been detained in the country since October for what Pyongyang described as "hostile acts" against the communist country.
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan enacted a state-secrets law toughening penalties for leaks on Friday, despite public protests and criticism that it will muzzle the media and help cover up official misdeeds.
SEOUL (AFP) - Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday there should be no doubt about America's commitment to its strategic shift to Asia as he wound up a regional tour dominated by security concerns including a new Chinese air zone.
HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong on Friday saw its second human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, according to a report, the second case to come to light in less than five days.