Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to reset relations after an escalation in bilateral tensions, invoking a 2006 visit to Beijing during his first administration.
Ukrainian police sought to round up those it claims organized disturbances as anti-government protesters held out in freezing weather for a 15th day. The opposition was accused of obstructing talks to end the impasse.
Thai protesters said they will seize Bangkok’s police headquarters today after failing to secure the facility yesterday, signaling their month-long effort to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra may be losing momentum.
Japan and South Korea flew military aircraft through a new air-defense zone claimed by China, testing the country’s resolve to control a swath of the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial dispute between the nations.