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China Ratchets Up The Rhetoric In Island Spat With Japan

China's state-run media warns of trade retaliation against Japan, following a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea. As the economic cost of these protests begins to escalate, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim tries to find out exactly who's behind them.

Obama Launching China Trade Case

President Obama will launch a new trade enforcement case against China Monday, using the power of incumbency to counter Republican Mitt Romney's criticism that he is ceding American jobs to the Asian power.

White House Launching Trade Complaints Against China

The cases — charging that China unfairly subsidizes auto parts and slaps high duties on U.S.-made cars — come as Republican rival Mitt Romney argues that President Obama has let too many jobs go overseas.

Row Over Photos Of Topless Kate Lands In French Courts

Buckingham Palace is doing what it can to stop further publication of the photos, taken while the woman who some day may be queen was vacationing with Prince William. But they continue to show up in gossip rags.

Rushdie Decries 'Mindset Of The Fanatic' That Sparks Anti-American Protests

"Something has gone wrong in the Muslim world," says the author of The Satanic Verses, who has been marked by a "death sentence" for more than two decades. The latest anti-American protests, which spread to Kabul today, are evidence of that in his view.

South Korean Men Embrace Makeup, Skin Care

A market research firm finds that South Korea consumes more than 20 percent of the world's male skincare products. A popular South Korean catchphrase is: Appearance is power.