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Japan Election Vindicates Shinzo Abe as His Party Wins Big

TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan won a commanding majority for his party in parliamentary elections on Sunday, reported NHK, the public broadcaster, fueling his hopes of revising the nation’s pacifist Constitution.<p>NHK said that Mr. Abe’s governing Liberal Democratic Party and its allies …

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Japan’s Abe Cements Hold on Power With Election Win

Prime minister framed vote as referendum on his handling of economy and threat from North Korea<p>By<p>Alastair Gale<p>Alastair Gale<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@AlastairGale<p>alastair.gale@wsj.com<p>TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a strong new mandate from voters in a national election, a result …

Here's what happened after North Korea shot down an American plane in 1969

It sounds—and it is—alarming, but it's worth noting we've been here before.<p>On April 15, 1969, North Korean MiG fighter planes shot down an American EC-121 spy plane flying off the coast of the Korean Peninsula (but still over international waters), killing all 31 crew members.<p>President Richard …

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Rohingya refugees overtake 2016 Mediterranean migrant numbers in ‘unprecedented’ humanitarian crisis

The mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma in just under three weeks is now triple the number of refugees who have tried to enter Europe across the Mediterranean so far this year, leaving aid agencies overwhelmed by the crisis.<p>An estimated 370,000 have escaped from Burma’s northern Rakhine …

South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> South Korea says it expects another North Korea intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch "on September 9," according to the country's Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon.<p>"The situation is very grave. It doesn't seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear …

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Why Trump, After North Korea’s Test, Aimed His Sharpest Fire at the South

WASHINGTON — While the world agonized over the huge nuclear test in North Korea this weekend, President Trump aimed his most pointed rhetorical fire not at the renegade regime in Pyongyang, but at America’s closest partner in confronting the crisis: South Korea.<p>In taking to Twitter to accuse Seoul …

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