National / Politics Mar 19, 2017

Abe sets off on 4-day trip to Europe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Japan on Sunday for a four-day European trip that will see him make stops in Germany, France, the European Union headquarters in Brussels and Italy. According to government officials, Abe wants to help lay the groundwork for a successful Group ...

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

National / Politics May 3, 2016

Abe, Hollande agree to strengthen anti-terror cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande have confirmed that their two countries will step up cooperation in combating terrorism. They also shared concern during their meeting in Paris about China's ongoing militarization of the South China Sea, while agreeing on the need ...

Hollande scraps plan to strip terror convicts of French nationality

World Mar 31, 2016

Hollande scraps plan to strip terror convicts of French nationality

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday scrapped contested constitutional reforms he proposed after the Paris attacks, in an embarrassing U-turn for his already beleaguered government. The reforms included a plan to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality, which had sparked a fierce debate over ...