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May 27, 2016

G-7 declaration given after two-day summit

The following is the gist of the declaration by the leaders of the Group of Seven nations released Friday following their two-day meeting in Ise, Mie Prefecture. The G-7 leaders: (World Economy) See the global economy as continuing to recover but growth remains moderate ...

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

May 27, 2016

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced nations met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing Asian and African countries. This session, known as the Outreach Program, involved Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Laos. Host nation Japan said ahead ...

May 27, 2016

Double foreign winners of Japanese decoration and medals: panel

A government panel reviewing Japan’s decoration and medal award system has proposed almost doubling the number of foreign awardees to 300 per year in a phased approach. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is expected to revise the system from this fall’s awards based on ...

May 27, 2016

Key dates in the nuclear arms race

Here is a timeline of the development of nuclear weapons, as U.S. President Barack Obama pays a historic visit to the city of Hiroshima on Friday. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two cities to suffer an atomic bombing, carried out by U.S. planes ...