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U.K. royal birth sparks international frenzy

Jul 23, 2013

U.K. royal birth sparks international frenzy

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcome a baby boy, sparking sprays of blue floodlights from Niagara Falls to New Zealand for a prince descended from kings and coal miners and now third in line to the British throne.

Abe not in hurry to amend Constitution

Jul 23, 2013

Abe not in hurry to amend Constitution

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to stay focused on efforts to revive Japan’s moribund economy and to not aggressively pursue his goal of amending the pacifist Constitution, even though his Liberal Democratic Party-New Komeito bloc now controls the Diet. Speaking to reporters a ...

Poll outcome may benefit economy

Jul 23, 2013

Poll outcome may benefit economy

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With the ballots tallied and the opposition crushed, observers predict the ruling bloc’s landslide victory Sunday amid the third-lowest voter turnout ever for a House of Councilors poll will have a positive impact on the economy and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stewardship of it. ...

Pentagon shifts drone army to new hot spots worldwide

| Jul 23, 2013

Pentagon shifts drone army to new hot spots worldwide

The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods. Fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) filmed the charred wreckage ...

China grows more wary about Abe

Jul 23, 2013

China grows more wary about Abe

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China is apprehensive about Japan becoming more nationalistic after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition scored a comfortable win in Sunday’s Upper House election, giving the ruling bloc control of both Diet chambers for the first time in six years. Chinese media and some ...

Restructuring wizard sets sights on Detroit

| Jul 23, 2013

Restructuring wizard sets sights on Detroit

The man who has become the face of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy planned to spend his weekend at home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, corralling the ferns that are overgrowing their planters and threatening his garden. Or maybe taking his two young children to the pool. ...

Karzai lukewarm to Islamabad's Taliban pitch

Jul 23, 2013

Karzai lukewarm to Islamabad's Taliban pitch

President Hamid Karzai on Monday gave a lukewarm response to Pakistan’s invitation to visit Islamabad, setting conditions for any high-level talks designed to mend increasingly frosty relations. Pakistan is willing to help jump-start long-stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to ...

Jul 23, 2013

Short of wholehearted support

The LDP and Komeito parties should not view their Upper House election dominance, amid low voter turnout, as carte blanche to ramrod through pet policy lines.

Standing up for a longer life span

Jul 23, 2013

Standing up for a longer life span

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Michael Jensen, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnessota, is talking on the phone, but his voice is drowned out by what sounds like a vacuum cleaner. “I’m sorry,” he says. “I’m on a treadmill.” David Dunstan, an Australian researcher, uses a ...

Miyaichi helps Arsenal sink Grampus

Jul 23, 2013

Miyaichi helps Arsenal sink Grampus

Ryo Miyaichi scored in his homecoming to highlight Arsenal’s comfortable 3-1 victory over Nagoya Grampus on Monday. The Japan winger struck from the spot midway through the opening half for Arsenal, which also had goals from Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott. Kisho Yano netted ...