The top overseas news stories of 2016

Dec 29, 2016

The top overseas news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these world news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. The rise of Donald Trump: On Nov. 8, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election. The 70-year-old was seen as a long shot at the ...

Cannons thunder as thousands mourn Castro in Havana

Nov 29, 2016

Cannons thunder as thousands mourn Castro in Havana

Galvanized by a 21-gun salute that thundered across Havana, tens of thousands of Cubans paid final respects on Monday to Fidel Castro, who led a leftist revolution, ruled for half a century and resisted the United States throughout the Cold War. Castro died on ...

North Korea calls rare three-day mourning period for comrade Castro

Nov 28, 2016

North Korea calls rare three-day mourning period for comrade Castro

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by Pyongyang as a rare comrade-in-arms against their common enemy, the United States. The North has ordered that flags outside official buildings be flown at half-staff to honor Castro, the country’s ...