South Korea recovers first bodies from inside sunken ferry

JINDO, South Korea, April 20 - South Korean divers retrieved three bodies from inside a sunken ferry overnight, officials said on Sunday, the first time they have been able to gain entry to the passenger section of the ship.

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Germany's Steinmeier urges focus on de-escalation with Russia, not sanctions

BERLIN, April 19 - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he wished as much emphasis would be placed on preventing an escalation of tensions with Russia over Ukraine as there is at the moment in threatening economic sanctions.

19 Apr 2014

WRAPUP 1-Ukraine calls "Easter truce" as separatists hold firm

* No moves over Easter as Ukraine works with OSCE on surrender

19 Apr 2014

RPT-Russia writes off 90 percent of North Korea debt, eyes gas pipeline

* Russia writes off almost $10 billion North Korea's debt

19 Apr 2014

Japan expands army footprint for first time in 40 years, risks angering China

YONAGUNI, Japan April 19 - Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

19 Apr 2014
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