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Hirotada Ototake interacts with voters during a campaign stop in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Sunday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 23, 2024
Man arrested over assault of Tokyo by-election campaign staffer
The suspect allegedly pushed a male staff member of candidate Hirotada Ototake, resulting in minor injuries.
Former U.S. president and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to court on the first day of opening statements in his trial in New York on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 23, 2024
On first day of Trump hush money trial, prosecutors say he corrupted 2016 election
New York prosecutors said on the first day of Donald Trump's criminal hush money trial that the former president corrupted the 2016 election.
A young supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 2
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 22, 2024
In chance for Trump, youth at rally see him as answer to economic woes
If Trump, 77, stays close to Biden, 81, in this demographic all the way to Election Day on Nov. 5 it would be a major gain compared with 2020.
U.S. President Joe Biden Chinese leader Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Nusa Dua, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in November 2022.
Apr 22, 2024
China braces for worst as it becomes punching bag in U.S. election
Chinese policymakers already battling a protracted property crisis and weak demand at home have scant incentive to escalate tensions.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage for a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 2.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 21, 2024
Deconstructing the spectacle and stagecraft of a Donald Trump rally
Trump's rallies are a defining feature of his presidential campaigns: all-day spectacles blending evangelical revivalist meeting and carnival.
Former Prime Minister Taro Aso speaks during a forum in Taiwan in 2023.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 19, 2024
Former PM Aso seeks Trump meeting during New York visit: report
Aso had attempted to meet Trump in January during a trip to the U.S. but was not able to see him.
Former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at a fairgrounds in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Inside Donald Trump’s embrace of the Jan. 6 rioters
Former President Donald Trump's words and actions regarding the Jan. 6, 2021, rioters suggest he is trying to normalize violence in politics.
Leaders of intelligence agencies testify before a congressional committee about worldwide threats in Washington on March 11.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 15, 2024
Campaign puts Trump and the spy agencies on a collision course
Some former officials fear that Trump, if elected again, would try to weaken intelligence agencies or undermine their independence.
A mob of supporters of President Donald Trump outside the Capitol building in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. Former President Donald Trump has recently taken to publicly celebrating the riot and those who took part in it, putting a revisionist history of the attack at the heart of his campaign.
Apr 14, 2024
Inside Donald Trump’s embrace of the Jan. 6 rioters
The former president initially disavowed the attack on the Capitol, but he is now making it a centerpiece of his general election campaign.
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington in February 2017.
Apr 13, 2024
If Trump wins, he plans to free Wall Street from 'burdensome regulations'
If elected, Trump would likely cut back protections for small-scale investors and borrowers, and allow companies to raise money with less scrutiny.
U.S. President Joe Biden during a joint news conference with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
Apr 13, 2024
It's inflation, stupid: Biden faces renewed election threat
The cost of living is rising more quickly again, just when he thought he had put the issue behind him to get a clear run at November's vote.
U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson steel mill in Braddock, Pennsylvania
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 11, 2024
How the U.S. Steel takeover became about Biden and swing states
The turmoil threatens to strain U.S. relations with Japan while underscoring how the politics of winning swing-state voters influences business.
Pro-life demonstrators listen to U.S. President Donald Trump as he speaks at the 47th annual "March for Life" in Washington on January 24, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 10, 2024
Trump making a risky bet on abortion as he seeks re-election
Trump has taken credit for the surprise overturning of the federal right to abortion in 2022.
Protesters take part in a small rally led by Women's March Tucson after Arizona's Supreme Court revived a law dating to 1864 that bans abortion in virtually all instances, in Tucson, Arizona, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 10, 2024
Arizona's top court revives 19th century abortion ban
States were given the go-ahead to adopt such bans after the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court overturned its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.
U.S. independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a campaign event in Oakland, California, on March 26.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 7, 2024
'Real threat': U.S. presidential long-shot RFK Jr alarms Democrats
The environmental lawyer and conspiracy theorist has double-digit support and polling suggests he's hurting Biden more than Trump.
Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 5, 2024
Judges reject calls to dismiss Trump charges over 2020 vote, secret papers
The former U.S. president has been criminally charged in four cases as he challenges Democratic President Joe Biden in the Nov. 5 election.
The surprising election losses by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party to candidates of the Republican People's Party are signs of hope for democracy and secularism in the country.
Apr 2, 2024
Turkey’s Erdogan is down, but don’t count him out
The election upset of President Erdogan’s AKP Party is just the start in a long fight for liberal democracy.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
In campaign speech, Trump calls illegal immigrants 'animals'
The Republican presidential candidate warned that violence and chaos would consume America if he did not win the Nov. 5 election.
The National Museum of China following the closing of the Second Session of the 14th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 11
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2024
China’s advancing efforts to influence the U.S. election raise alarms
The accounts signal a potential shift in how Beijing aims to influence American politics, with more of a willingness to target specific candidates.
CrowdTangle, bought by the firm now known as Meta in 2016, offers crucial real-time transparency into the spread of conspiracy theories and hate speech on influential Meta-owned platforms including Facebook and Instagram.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 1, 2024
Meta to switch off tool that tracks misinformation months before U.S. vote
CrowdTangle offers crucial real-time transparency into the spread of conspiracy theories and hate speech.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores