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Japan special panel to weigh timing of Emperor Akhito’s abdication

Japan special panel to weigh timing of Emperor Akhito’s abdication

Japanese Emperor Akihito (File photo). Top News The timing of Emperor Akihito’s abdication, Japan’s first in nearly two centuries, is to be discussed by a special panel that will meet from Dec. 1, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday. Akihito, who turns 84 on Dec. 23 and has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare remarks […]

US Army members investigated for misbehaviour during Trump’s Asia trip

US President Donald Trump Top News The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehaviour by three service members during President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia earlier this month. The Washington Post reports that the Army personnel are under investigations for claims they broke curfew and had improper with foreign women during Trump’s stop in Vietnam. Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana […]

Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC meeting

In a bid to end a global oversupply, the group has been restraining output since the start of this year. Related News Oil prices climbed on Tuesday as investors were awaiting the closely-watched OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting next week, a media report said. OPEC and other key oil producers will meet on November 30 to discuss […]

Iraqi PM to declare IS defeat after clearing Iraq’s desert

“After the completion of the clearing, a final defeat will be declared in Iraq,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed/File Photo Related News Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to declare the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) after the country’s security forces eliminate the extremist militants from the desert, a media report said. “Daesh (IS group) […]

Robert Mugabe leaves legacy of upheaval, economic ruin in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe leaves legacy of upheaval, economic ruin in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: In this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 file photo President Robert Mugabe is seen at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare. Zimbabwe’s Parliament erupted in cheers Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after the speaker announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File) Related News From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic […]