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Japan-U.S. 'two-plus-two' security talks postponed

National / Politics Jul 3, 2017

Japan-U.S. 'two-plus-two' security talks postponed

Japan and the United States have postponed security talks involving their foreign and defense chiefs planned for mid-July because U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not be available around that time, according to a Japanese source. The postponement of the "two-plus-two" talks comes as ...

Westinghouse could be sold by year's end, U.S. seen telling India

Business Jul 3, 2017

Westinghouse could be sold by year's end, U.S. seen telling India

The U.S. administration has told India that Westinghouse Electric Co. will emerge from bankruptcy and be sold by the year end, industry and diplomatic sources have said, raising the prospect of a Washington-supported sale or bailout for the nuclear firm. India, like other nuclear nations, ...

Assad image appears on Syrian currency for first time

Business Jul 3, 2017

Assad image appears on Syrian currency for first time

President Bashar Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time, his portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote that went into circulation on Sunday. Central bank governor, Duraid Durgham, said the 2,000-pound note was one of several new notes printed years ago ...

Why Koike matters to Abenomics

Commentary / Japan Jul 3, 2017

Why Koike matters to Abenomics

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should take the hint delivered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election, roll up his sleeves and reclaim the mantle of economic progress.

Red-hot Sugita gears up for Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 3, 2017

Red-hot Sugita gears up for Wimbledon

Fresh from claiming his first career ATP title at the Antalya Open in southern Turkey, Yuichi Sugita arrived in London on Sunday and said he could not hope to start Wimbledon on a better note. Sugita moved up from 66th to a career-best 44th in ...