Japan votes in upper house election

TOKYO: Japanese voters cast ballots on Sunday (Jul 20) in an upper house election, with Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc looking to protect its majority and keep on track plans to amend the country’s pacifist constitution. The 64-year-old Abe, who is on course to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, is also hoping to shore up his […]

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US-South Korean military exercise to proceed

ASPEN, Colorado: A top South Korean official on Saturday (Jul 20) said a US-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang’s charges that holding it would breach an agreement made between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “The nature of the exercise is not offensive … and […]

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