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Shinzo Abe declares victory in Japan election

Shinzo Abe has declared victory in Japan's national elections with polls indicating his party has won a majority of seats in the upper house of Parliament, and is now set to become the country's longest-serving prime minister.

Pompeo blames Iran for Gulf tanker attacks

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the assessment was based on intelligence, but presented no evidence to support his claim.

Trump plays down North Korea's missile test

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday he doesn't view North Korea's short range missile tests as disturbing, a view deeply at odds with his Japanese hosts and in conflict with statements made a day earlier by his national security adviser.

Abe set for White House visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington on Friday for his third trip to the White House, a two-day visit aimed at fostering bonds with President Donald Trump and coordinating on an array of global issues.

'Reiwa': Japan announces dawn of new era

The reign of the next Japanese emperor will be known as the "Reiwa" era, the Japanese government announced Monday, ahead of the coronation of Crown Prince Naruhito next month.

Macron calls on Russia to work with Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday called on Russia to work "hand-in-hand" with Europe to end what he described as "one of the most difficult periods of our history."

Japan heading for trade showdown with America

The United States and Japan trade $200 billion in goods and services each year. It's a vital relationship President Donald Trump wants to overhaul, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe isn't so keen.