Shinzō Abe’s difficult year

Alleged scandals, and their cumulative effect, have eroded trust in the Japanese Prime Minister Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, is in the eye of a scandal-generated storm. Usually apolitical Tokyoites are taking to the streets in the tens of thousands questioning his trustworthiness. He has faced hours of questioning in Parliament and his popularity ratings
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Focus is on revival of ties post-Doklam Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman left for China on Monday morning on a three-day visit during which the ongoing efforts at resetting India-China relations would be a major focus. Ms. Sitharaman’s April 23-25 visit is to participate in a preparatory meeting for the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation
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CHOGM again failed to make a casefor its relevance in the 21st century The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in London came with hopes of a “re-energised Commonwealth”. To begin with, the summit was being held in the U.K., the founder of the grouping of mostly former British colonies, after 32 years. Besides,
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Says times have changed and economic cooperation is a rational option Tibet can remain a part of China, if Beijing guarantees the region’s culture and autonomy, the Dalai Lama said on Sunday. Tibet could benefit economically by staying in China and Chinese citizens could gain from Tibetan Buddhism, he said in a lecture to commemorate
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Trilateral concerned about maintaining freedom of navigation Senior diplomats of India, Japan and the U.S. held the 9th trilateral meeting here on Wednesday, focussing on connectivity, counter-terrorism and other regional and global issues of common concern, a joint press release issued after the meeting, said. “The officials reviewed the outcomes of the Trilateral Infrastructure Working
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart General Sergey Shoygu held a bilateral meeting in Moscow on Thursday to discuss ways to reinforce defence cooperation between the two sides. “The talks were aimed to reinforce defence cooperation between the two countries focusing specifically on Military Technical Cooperation,” the Defence Minister’s official Twitter handle said.
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The decision was taken during the 11th meeting of the India-China Expert Level Mechanism on Trans-border Rivers in Hangzhou China on Wednesday pledged to continue data sharing of Brahmaputra and Sutlej waters, marking another confidence building step between the two countries in the post-Doklam phase. The decision was taken during the 11th meeting of the
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Chinese Commerce Minister says the two countries will build a closer partnership in development Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and his Chinese counterpart, Zhong Shan, met here on Monday for the first high-level contact between both sides that decided to “reset” their ties this year in the run-up to a Xi-Modi summit meeting in China. In
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What is Cambridge Analytica? Cambridge Analytica (CA) is a data analytics and political consulting firm set up in 2014 with the help of Steve Bannon, former chief strategist of United States President Donald Trump and former head of alt-right media platform Breitbart News. It was formed as a subsidiary of SCL, a British company that describes
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Making a suo motu statement in Hindi, Ms. Swaraj said a team of Indian and Iraqi officials found the bodies from a mass grave in Badush. All 39 Indians who went missing in the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014 are dead, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Making a suo motu statement in
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