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TOKYO: At a time when Tokyo and Washington have much work to do together, new Defense Minister Tomomi Inada’s first visit to the US capital went smoothly, despite her reputation as a hardliner. During her first meeting with her American counterpart, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the two denounced North Korea,…

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NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan are gearing up for a showdown over Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly later this month, with foreign minister Sushma Swaraj expected to give a “befitting” response to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s plan to focus on the unrest in the state. Sharif will on…

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TOKYO: Will the waters around the disputed Senkaku Islands see a Sino-Japanese conflict? Eighty percent of Japanese think so. A poll by the Pew Research Center, a Washington-based think tank, found 35 percent of Japanese respondents are “very concerned” and 45 percent “somewhat concerned” that territorial disputes between China and…

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TOKYO: A day after the Philippine President said he plans to halt joint maritime patrols with foreign navies, Japan’s government was trying to make sense of developments, with one senior official saying Tokyo will persevere with a nuanced approach to ties. The assertion by President Rodrigo Duterte was the latest…

US 2016 ELECTIONS

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ATLANTA, Georgia: The presidential candidates have been unable to attract a groundswell from 18- to 29-year-old voters like the one that helped push President Barack Obama to wins in two elections. That voting bloc could provide critical mass for a win, particularly since they and the previous generation, the Generation…

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BOSTON: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks with visits to Ground Zero in New York City. Although Clinton, who was a US senator from New York in 2001, was not initially scheduled to visit the memorial site, her campaign notified…

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NORTH CAROLINA: Brad Keselowski was NASCAR’s Sprint Cup champion in 2012. As far as he’s concerned, there’s no time like the present to add another title trophy to his collection. And he’s having the kind of season that would lead him to think he’s got as good a chance as…

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi used some of his strongest words yet to attack Pakistan, describing it as the incubator of terrorism in South Asia—a country that he said was bent upon exporting violence in a region that sought economic prosperity. In his speech at the East Asia Summit…

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TOKYO: While Japan’s once-charged anti-nuclear movement struggles to retain its momentum five years after the 2011 Fukushima catastrophe, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi remains doggedly determined to attain his goal of ending the country’s reliance on atomic energy. On Wednesday, he renewed his pledge to help ill US veterans whose…

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NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan have taken their diplomatic war of words global with Pakistan dispatching its emissaries to lobby the world against India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticizing Pakistan at the just-concluded Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, China. India has targeted Pakistan over its support of terrorist…

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