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EU seen building ties with Asia in face of U.S. protectionism

Business Oct 19, 2018

EU seen building ties with Asia in face of U.S. protectionism

European leaders sought to build support from Asia Thursday in defense of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President Donald Trump's America. The 28 EU states were joined at a summit in Brussels by more than 20 ...

U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran, Rouhani says in fiery speech

World / Politics Oct 14, 2018

U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran, Rouhani says in fiery speech

The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, adding that the current U.S. administration is the most hostile that the Islamic Republic has faced in its four decades. Tensions have increased between Iran and America after U.S. President Donald ...

Editorials Oct 3, 2018

An EU challenge to America's financial power

Given the size of Japan's economy and its role as a global trader, it must prepare for an era when the U.S. isn't at the center of global finance and get ahead of developments rather than be overtaken by them.

Iran's politicians under pressure, 40 years after revolution

World / Politics | FOCUS Sep 24, 2018

Iran's politicians under pressure, 40 years after revolution

Hard-liners batter President Hassan Rouhani over his faltering nuclear deal, sending his popularity plummeting. Women in the streets film themselves removing their mandatory headscarves, or hijabs, in protest. Meanwhile, state television airs moments from a major corruption trial. Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Iranian ...

EU aid for Iran brings U.S. criticism

World / Politics Aug 25, 2018

EU aid for Iran brings U.S. criticism

The top U.S. envoy on Iran on Friday criticized a European Union decision to give $20.7 million in aid to Tehran, saying it sent "the wrong message at the wrong time," and urged Brussels to help Washington end the Iranian threat to global stability. "Foreign ...