Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year.
Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its financial bailout but the cash-strapped country has much more to do to convince its partners that it deserves longer-term help beyond the summer.
After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts. The change would put brokers -- who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments -- under the stricter requirements for registered financial advisers.
In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world.
What are TV viewers seeking from their annual Oscar fix? The same thing they want from movies: drama, comedy, sex, slapstick, glamour and romance.
The Cold War didn't end. It just took on a 24-year pause. The East-West showdown over Ukraine makes that clear.
The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.
A 21-year-old ghost haunts U.S. President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations.
Judging by Israel's election race, the decades-long conflict with the Palestinians is not an important issue. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prefers to focus on Iran, and moderate opponents prefer to attack the right-wing government on Netanyahu's management of the economy.
Japan's outrage over the slaying of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group is settling into a heightened awareness of the risks associated with the country's pursuit of lucrative energy projects and other economic ties in the Middle East.