NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.
By Katya Golubkova VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth. At the Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific Port of Vladivostok on Friday, Putin promised favorable business conditions and state support to Asian and domestic investors willing to come to Russia's most remote land. "The Far East development strategy coincides with China's strategy of north-east rebirth," Wang said.
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks aimed at uniting Libya's two warring governments are entering the final stretch and there is hope of signing a deal on Sept. 20, the U.N. Special Representative for Libya Bernardino Leon said on Friday. "We really have a chance to reach a final agreement in the coming days and we cannot afford, Libya cannot afford, to miss this opportunity," Leon told reporters. Leon met negotiators from Libya's General National Congress (GNC) for five hours on Friday and said he expected to hold a new round of talks next Wednesday, which diplomats said would take place in Skhirat in Morocco.