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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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in psychiatric ward

Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-RatcliffeImage caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran for alleged spying, is now in a hospital psychiatric ward, her husband says. Richard Ratcliffe said he feared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard could be isolating his wife in a Tehran hospital to […]

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