China tells Japan 'negative' moves prevent improvement in ties
BEIJING China has told Japan that "negative" moves by Tokyo on major issues are preventing an improvement in bilateral ties, but there are now opportunities to improve China-Japan relations.

75 years later, Japanese Americans recall pain of internment camps
NEW YORK Joyce Nakamura Okazaki was 7 years old in 1942 when her family left their Los Angeles home and reported to a World War Two internment camp for Japanese Americans in California's remote desert.

Latin American prosecutors join forces on Odebrecht bribes
BRASILIA Prosecutors from 10 Latin American countries will form a task force to share evidence in the investigation of bribes paid by Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht on construction projects across the region, a Brazilian prosecutor said on Friday.

Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe
MUNICH, Germany Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray".

Peru demands $60 million in reparations in Odebrecht graft case
LIMA Peru is seeking 200 million soles ($60 million) from former government and company officials accused of involvement in bribes distributed by Brazilian builder Odebrecht to secure public works contracts in the country, authorities said on Friday.

Colombian army to boost efforts to fight crime gangs, official says
NILO, Colombia Colombia's army will strengthen its efforts to combat crime gangs pushing into regions displaced by Marxist FARC rebels, a high-ranking official said on Friday, as it scrambles to prevent an increase in drug trafficking and violence.