In Asia, Kerry to focus on maritime disputes, NKorea nukes

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves as he leaves Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, en route to Vientiane, Laos. Kerry is in Saudi Arabia on the second leg of his latest round-the-world diplomatic mission, which will also take him to Laos, Cambodia and China. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for peaceful resolutions to increasingly tense maritime disputes in Asia and urging China to take a firmer stand on North Korea's nuclear program after its recent bomb test.


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