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Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

National / Politics Aug 17, 2019

Abe eyes carrying out large-scale Cabinet reshuffle in mid-September

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking at a large-scale reshuffle of his Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party leadership team, probably in mid-September, to be better prepared to tackle key policy challenges including constitutional amendments, it was learned Saturday. The previous reshuffle, last October, featured ...

U.S. seeks to seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar

World Aug 17, 2019

U.S. seeks to seize Iranian tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar

The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel. The Justice Department alleged the ship was part of a scheme "to unlawfully access ...

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Asia Pacific Aug 17, 2019

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high tensions with China. Two U.S. officials and a congressional aide say the administration informally notified lawmakers of the proposed sale ...

Editorials Aug 17, 2019

Real cost of scrapping reactors

Tepco's recent decision to decommission its Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant highlights one of the big challenges for both the power industry and the government — which has pushed for nuclear power as a matter of state policy — in the wake of ...

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Tennis Aug 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern ...