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Exclusive: Sri Lanka's cabinet 'clears port deal' with China firm after concerns addressed

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread public anger in the island nation.

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Japan PM Abe denies favors for friend amid falling support

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings sinking over a suspected cronyism scandal, on Monday said he had never instructed officials to give preferential treatment to a long-time friend, adding that the latter had never sought favors. | Video

World, Jul 24 2017

Japanese PM Abe's support slides again before parliament appearance

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support slid 10 points to 26 percent in a poll published on Sunday, a day before Abe will be grilled in parliament over a suspected scandal that is cutting his ratings to the lowest since taking office in 2012.

World, Jul 23 2017

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan

TOKYO Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said.

Environment, World, Jul 23 2017

Ford to petition to avoid U.S. recall of 2.5 million vehicles

WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co will petition to avoid a U.S. recall of about 2.5 million vehicles with Takata air-bag inflators that the Japanese auto supplier declared defective last week, U.S. regulators and the automaker said on Friday.

Jul 21 2017

Japan's Universal loses Supreme Court appeal in Reuters case

TOKYO Japan's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Japan's Universal Entertainment Corp to hear its defamation case against Reuters, upholding two lower court rulings that its case against the news agency lacked merit.

Jul 21 2017
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