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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
September 25, 2017 - 6:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the 475-seat chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The...
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Supporters hold posters as German Chancellor Angela Merkel returns on the stage at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union CDU in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 after the German parliament election. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 24, 2017 - 10:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The latest on Germany's national election (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Election officials confirm Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has come first in Germany's election, paving the way for her to lead the country for a fourth term. The federal election authority said early...
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September 24, 2017 - 9:39 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Support for legalizing gay marriage in Australia weakened in an opinion poll released as voters are being asked where they stand on the issue in a national postal ballot. The government earlier this month began asking Australia's more than 16 million voters to mail in a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Turnbull on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 urged restraint in the nation's same-sex marriage debate after former Prime Minister Tony Abbott who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said he was head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk, File)
September 22, 2017 - 12:38 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Friday urged restraint in the nation's same-sex marriage debate after predecessor Tony Abbott said he was head-butted by a gay rights advocate and sustained a swollen lip. Abbott said he was attacked in the Tasmania state capital Hobart on...
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Hundreds of protesters march towards a Manila park for a huge rally to call for an end to the killings in the so-called war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte and his alleged "tyrannical rule" of the country Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of protesters are marking the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say is the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 21, 2017 - 10:44 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of protesters marked Thursday's anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs...
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Hundreds of protesters march towards a Manila park for a huge rally to call for an end to the killings in the so-called war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte and his alleged "tyrannical rule" of the country Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands of protesters are marking the anniversary of the 1972 martial law declaration by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say is the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 21, 2017 - 10:44 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of protesters marked Thursday's anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law by late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with an outcry against what they say are the current president's authoritarian tendencies and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after making statements to the press in the West Bank City of Bethlehem. Palestinians are increasingly questioning their leaders’ strategy of reaching statehood through negotiations with Israel after more than two decades of failures. A majority believes that the “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no longer possible, despite pledges by President Donald Trump that he would try to broker a deal. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 21, 2017 - 2:05 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — After more than two decades of failures, Palestinians are increasingly questioning their leaders' strategy of reaching statehood through negotiations with Israel. A majority believes that the "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no longer possible,...
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September 14, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey finds that just 5 percent of Mexicans trust President Donald Trump's judgment on international affairs. That is Trump's lowest rating among citizens of more than three dozen nations polled earlier this year. The survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center says 93...
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September 14, 2017 - 8:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country's energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society. The commission recommended in a report that nuclear power account for at...
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September 14, 2017 - 4:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission has issued a report calling for nuclear energy to remain a key component of the country's energy mix despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society. The annual report approved by the commission Thursday calls for...
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