Japan, Russia Sign Economic Pacts; Stalemate on Territory

Joint economic development "would help foster trust toward a peace treaty," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after meetings in Japan over two days. Asked about developments in Syria ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: Japan's Abe promises help for Russian industry

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the business community ... of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition. Putin said Friday at a news conference in Tokyo that the negotiations would take place in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. ( read original story ...)

Russia, Japan make no progress on territorial dispute

Putin and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row. Rather, the two leaders agreed to launch talks on joint economic activities on the disputed ... ( read original story ...)