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Rice in India to Start Asia Trip

U.S. Secretary of State is in India for the start of a six-nation tour of Asia.

Her New Delhi talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are expected to focus on India and Pakistan's relations. Ms. Rice says those nations' strong ties with the United States have helped them ease tensions with each other.

After her talks in New Delhi, Ms. Rice heads to Pakistan and Afghanistan before traveling to Japan, South Korea and China. She says that China's new law authorizing military action against Taiwan could make Europe re-examine its decision to resume weapons sales to China.

North Korea's nuclear weapons program is expected to be the focus of her meetings in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. Ms. Rice stressed that the United States believes the six-party framework is the best way to deal with the issue.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Bloomberg.