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Japan PM’s Pearl Harbor Visit Won’t be for Apology: Spokesman

By Kaori Kaneko and Linda Sieg TOKYO, Dec 6 – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor this month, the first by a Japanese leader, will not be to apologise for the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the United States into World War Two, Abe’s top aide said on Tuesday. Chief Cabinet

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The Trump Effect: Possible Recession

By Christopher Dembik Trump as President Could Surprise on the Upside The question that many investors have is whether U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s victory constitutes a real breach from the perspective of financial markets. Until now, the answer is no. No one has been able to predict the exact measures that Trump will implement once

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U.N. Close to Sanctions Deal to Slash N. Korea Export Earnings -Diplomats

Nov 25 – The U.N. Security Council’s five veto powers are close to approving new sanctions on North Korea to cut the isolated state’s earnings from exports by more than a quarter, principally by targeting its coal exports to China, diplomats said on Friday. The U.S.-drafted resolution, in response to North Korea’s fifth nuclear test

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Americans Want Trump to Focus on Healthcare First

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK – Healthcare is the top issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, an apparent rebuke of outgoing President Barack Obama’s signature reform, Obamacare. Some 21 percent of Americans want Trump to focus on

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U.S. Spy Chief Says Has Submitted Letter of Resignation

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Nov 17  – Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation but would stay until the end of the Obama administration. “I submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good. I’ve got 64 days left,” Clapper said during a

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The U.S. at a Crossroad

It wasn’t Donald Trump’s victory, but rather Hillary Clinton’s loss. By Steen Jakobsen  Like Brexit, the U.S. vote was never about personalities or issues. Had the ìissuesî meant anything to U.S. voters, neither Clinton nor Trump would have made it to the ticket in November. The very fact that someone like Donald Trump could lead

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World Food Prices Edge Up in October: FAO

By Isla Binnie ROME, Nov 10 – World food prices edged up in October to continue an upward trend since January, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, adding that prospects for global cereal output had improved. Barring a slight dip in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index has steadily

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Popular Pressures and Policy Options Awaiting Donald Trump

By Rami G. Khouri When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were competing over the American vote, intense speculation over how either candidate’s foreign policy would impact the many tensions and wars in Middle East dominated the news. But in the end, it is just that — speculation that is likely to be overtaken by events the

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Gun Control Measures Expected to Win in Four U.S. States

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Nov 8  – Gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to pass on Tuesday, opinion polls show, after gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives. In Maine and Nevada, residents will vote on whether to mandate universal background checks for firearm sales,

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Amid Scandal, Bluster and Insults, Trump Closes in on White House

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON – Supercharging the bluster, hyperbole and media mastery that made him one of the world’s best-known businessmen, Donald Trump upended U.S. democratic traditions on a 17-month quest he hopes will lead to the White House. From his grand Trump Tower escalator entrance into the Republican presidential race on June 16, 2015,

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