Opposition warns of Thailand violence

Democrats head Abhisit Vejjajiva calls for talks and reforms

Obama says islands covered by Japan pact

US president’s comments draw angry response from China

Brazil moves to make up over US spy row

Internet conference document does not mention espionage

Fed on course for further $10bn taper

Expected slowdown in asset purchases driven by recovery

Judges back state affirmative action ban

Supreme Court ruling upholds Michigan law on racial preferences

US and Japan step up tariff deal talks

Negotiators warn they will struggle to reach agreement

Colbert’s late-night laughs

My question is whether television’s gain is going to be satire’s loss

Asian diplomacy: Pivotal moment

The US-Japan relationship has been the bedrock of Asian security but some see it as the remnant of a bygone era

Ingram Pinn

Obama’s Asia policy is ambiguous

The rise of China is the big strategic challenge facing the US and should focus its attention

Israel’s Ukraine silence at odds with US

Relations already under strain over Iran and Palestine issues

BP refuses to fund spill studies

Wage rises seen as threat to low US rates

Economists say long-term unemployment may not curb inflation

Reversal sought on insider trading convictions

Defence lawyers to seek acquittal or new trial

US on back foot in web negotiations

Washington has lost ‘moral authority’ after Snowden leaks

US Ex-Im Bank faces fight to survive

Conservative critics regard agency as ‘corporate welfare’

US delays ruling on Keystone oil pipeline

Final decision could be deferred until after midterm elections

Business and state are best kept apart

Adventurism is crucial in a start-up but a menace in government

Democratic donor admits campaign fraud

US to help companies invest in Myanmar

Opening of commercial office follows lifting of sanctions

US jobless claims near lowest since 2007

Brazil unemployment declines and inflation lower than forecast