Japan's 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
By Associated Press
The president says he believes a deal can be struck "quickly," perhaps even in time to be signed during his visit to Japan next month for the installation of its new emperor.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump vowed to fight congressional Democrats all the way over the series of investigations and subpoenas targeting those in his close circle. He called the investigation efforts “nonsense.” Also, the UN reports that Afghan…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The talks have been at an impasse over sanctions since Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without any agreement in late February.
In our news wrap Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his displays of affection toward women and tried to defuse the criticism he’s taken over the issue. At least four women have said Biden made them uncomfortable with physical…
By Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American
The mission to Asteroid Ryugu could return samples of the space rock to Earth in 2020.
By Associated Press
A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city's waterfront.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.
In our Tuesday news wrap, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Senate findings that Russia tried to influence U.S. elections via a sweeping disinformation campaign, calling them “baseless.” Also, after losing to Sen.-Elect Kyrsten Sinema in November, Republican…
By Christopher Bodeen, Emily Wang, Associated Press
Asia's two largest economies appear to have shelved differences in favor of business ties.
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