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U.S. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington on April 24.
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2024
U.S. and Saudi Arabia nearing deal on defense pact, White House says
The deal offers Riyadh access to advanced U.S. weaponry, potentially including F-35 fighter jets and artificial intelligence, in return for limiting ties with Beijing.
The U.S. Department of Commerce building in January 2022
WORLD / Politics
Apr 11, 2024
Firms aiding Chinese military to get AI chips now face blacklist
The companies are "involved with providing AI chips to China's military modernization programs"
Some analysts say China seeks ambiguity in defense relations to constrain what Beijing sees as U.S. military provocations in the region.
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 22, 2023
U.S. and China top brass speak for first time in over a year
U.S. Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown and Gen. Liu Zhenli of China's People's Liberation Army touched on "a number of global and regional security issues."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 3, 2023
Kevin McCarthy struggles for top spot in new Republican-led U.S. Congress
A group of hard-line conservatives oppose his candidacy, concerned that he is less deeply vested in the culture wars and partisan rivalries that have dominated the House in recent years.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2022
Trump incited Capitol attack after 'unhinged' White House meeting, panel told
The committee also produced evidence that aides and outside agitators knew before the riot that Trump would urge thousands of his supporters to march on the Capitol.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2022
U.S. and Russia swap prisoners amid war tensions
The swap was not part of broader diplomatic talks and did not represent an American change in approach on Ukraine, U.S. officials said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 3, 2022
U.S. hits Russian oil refining sector and slaps export curbs on Belarus
The new round of sanctions announced by the White House ban the export of specific refining technologies, making it harder for Russia to modernize its oil refineries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 30, 2018
Kim Yong Chol: The former spy chief sent by North Korea for talks in the U.S.
When Kim Yong Chol lands in New York this week, he will become the most senior North Korean envoy to hold talks with American officials on U.S. soil in 18 years.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?