Recent opinion polls show Abe’s support plunging to below 30%, its lowest since he returned to office in 2012 with a promise to revive Japan’s economy.
Trump is close to a decision on how to respond to what he considers China’s unfair trade practices, a long list including accusations of steel dumping and theft of US intellectual property.
Trump grudgingly accepted new congressional sanctions on Russia, voted overwhelmingly by US Congress, that will punish interference in the 2016 presidential election, annexation of Crimea and other international violations.
Michel Temer’s opponents need two-thirds of the votes – 342 out of 513 – to approve a charge that he took bribes and send the case to the Supreme Court.
Nearly 500 suspects including army generals and pilots went on trial in Turkey on Tuesday, many of them accused of commanding last year’s failed coup attempt from an air base in the capital Ankara.
Fifty-six retired US generals, admirals and other senior officers voiced opposition on Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s announcement of a ban on transgender military service, saying it would be disruptive and degrade readiness.
A quick political transition may ease fears that the nuclear-armed nation will be plunged into another bout of political turmoil.
Wray vowed in his confirmation hearing last month to remain independent and not be swayed by politics or pressure from the president.
Brazil’s worst recession on record – a two-year-long slump that probably ended in the first quarter – has left 14 million people unemployed, the bulk of them young workers.
More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year.
The 38-year-old lawyer is a rising political star who aims to become the first person from an ethnic minority to lead a major political party in Canada and challenge Justin Trudeau in an election set for 2019.
No oil-related measures were included in the announcement, but such measures remain under consideration, according to congressional sources.
The execution of Muhammad al-Maghrabi drew a large number of onlookers, some perched up telegraph poles and many watching from rooftops.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum shows he is prepared to stand up to Washington but also wants to avoid directly affecting US investment.
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea.
A pharmacist, a headmaster, a former hotel manager, several farmers, and the unemployed are running for local offices as independents or members of small parties in Kenya, challenging large-scale, mainstream corruption.
The assault came a week after 35 people by the Taliban in Kabul and underlines Afghanistan’s precarious security as the US reconsiders its regional policy.
Trump Jr. released emails that showed he agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer with damaging information on Clinton.
US Senate finance committee chairman Orrin Hatch said on Monday that senators for now are too divided to keep working on healthcare overhaul legislation.
North Korea’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental US, two US officials said on Monday.
A British court on Monday rejected an attempt by a former Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against former Prime Minister Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Scaramucci’s brief tenure was marked by a determination to crack down on White House leaks to the media and profanity-filled comments to The New Yorker
Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organisation on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.
This is the second time in three days that Xi spoke of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s capability to thwart invasions.
The repercussions of the Omar al-Bashir case go beyond the African continent and are relevant to discussions relating to the efficacy of international justice.
The past three years have seen a nearly 600% increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea.
Thousands of children have been separated from their parents in the nine-month battle for Mosul and the preceding years of ISIS rule in northern Iraq – some found wandering alone and afraid among the rubble, others joining the refugee exodus from the city.
Trump’s loose decision-making style and open door policy has caused the White House to descend into chaos due to jockeying and infighting among staff and advisers.
The European Commission launched legal action on Saturday against what it sees as Polish government attempts to undermine the independence of judges.
Stricter screening of passengers and luggage at Australian airports, introduced after police foiled an alleged “Islamic-inspired” plot for a bomb attack on a plane, will remain in place indefinitely, Australia’s immigration minister said on Monday.
Al Shabaab ambushed a convoy carrying troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia early on Sunday and killed 24 people, according to an official.
But it was unclear whether White House admonishments would impact Capitol Hill, where Republicans signaled it was time to move on to other issues.
Mexican authorities said they rescued 147 Central Americans abandoned in the wilderness of Veracruz state after suspected human smugglers forced them out of the cramped tractor trailer they were travelling in on their way to the US.
The respite came as a part of a elaborate ceasefire between Hezbollah and Nusra Front allowing civilians living in refugee camps in the Arsal Area to leave.
Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces sentences on seven verdicts of misusing billions of dollars in government funds while in office, the public prosecutor at Iran’s Supreme Audit Court said.
Iran boycotted the haj last year after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in 2015.
After talking to Trump, Abe said efforts to find a peaceful solution to the North Korean issue were undermined by Pyongyang’s unilateral “escalation.”
In one of the most divisive trials in the Israel’s history a military appeal court upheld a manslaughter conviction and sentence of Elor Azaria for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.
The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE met in the Bahraini capital, Manama, to discuss the Qatar crisis.
Founded in 1911, the Baron Hotel played host to adventurers, writers, kings, aviators, Bedouin chiefs and presidents until the war forced it to close down.