Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Hawaii on Monday ahead of a symbolic meeting with President Barack Obama at the site of the Pearl Harbour attack. It also offers Mr Abe a chance to reiterate the strategic importance of Japan-US ties before President-elect Donald Trump, who questioned some aspects of the defence alliance during his election campaign, takes power in January.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Sao Tome counterpart, Urbino Botelho, signed the agreement in front of a handful of invited reporters at a state guest house in western Beijing. "We need to acknowledge that China is playing an increasingly important role internationally", Mr Botelho said, adding "we want to make good on our past mistakes".
Authorities across Europe scrambled Thursday to track down a Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, as one of his brothers urged him to surrender. Without identification, Amri entered Italy in February 2011 and claimed to be a 17-year-old minor, a spokesman for the Italian state police, Mario Viola, told CNN earlier this week.
Liverpool will be optimistic Zaha can bring his Palace form to the club and not the quality that saw him leave Manchester United so prematurely after failing to make an impression under then manager David Moyes. And Allardyce insists Palace are in better shape than the Black Cats were previous year. Allardyce said: "It's the best league in the world, I don't think anybody doubts that".
President-elect Donald Trump alarmed people across the globe on Friday when he tweeted about expanding and strengthening the United States' nuclear capabilities. The Washington Post points out there seems to be some contradictions in Spicer's statement: "This is, by definition , an arms race". Any major changes to US nuclear policy would require consent from Congress.
Last week, the Pakistan fishermen forum claimed that Indian maritime authorities had picked up dozens of Pakistani fishermen from inside Pakistans territorial waters near the Gujarat coastline and taken them away, though the government has not responded to the claim so far.