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By JANE PERLEZ
President Obama's cancelled tour through Asia has undercut the United States' much-promoted "pivot" to the region and given China a new edge in the tug-of-war for influence.
By JONATHAN WEISMAN and ASHLEY PARKER
Four days into the crisis, Congress appeared no closer to a resolution, and Speaker John A. Boehner urged President Obama to negotiate over his health care law.
By JIM YARDLEY and GAIA PIANIGIANI
The expulsion vote against Silvio Berlusconi represents his second setback of the week, after his failed attempt to bring down the country's fragile coalition government.
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By JIM YARDLEY and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
Choppy waters around the island of Lampedusa hampered a search by Italian Coast Guard divers for the hundreds of migrants still missing.
By RAPHAEL MINDER and JIM YARDLEY
A growing number of migrants from Africa and the Middle East are crossing the ocean for Europe, and many never make it.