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  • Trump says will make decision on Paris climate pact next week

    TAORMINA, Italy (Kyodo) -- President Donald Trump said Saturday he will decide whether the United States will stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change next week."I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week," Trump said in a Twit

    May 28, 2017 12:42 am JST
  • G-7 leaders to condemn N. Korea, terrorism as summit wraps up

    TAORMINA, Italy (Kyodo) -- Group of Seven leaders are set to send a message of condemnation of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs and of terrorism on Saturday, the second and final day of their summit in Italy.The leaders, four of

    May 27, 2017 02:55 pm JST
  • G-7 remains divided over protectionism, climate change

    TAORMINA, Italy -- Although Group of Seven leaders agreed Friday on the importance of free and fair trade, they struggled to reach common ground with regard to protectionism, a Japanese official said.At last year's G-7 summit in Japan, leaders issue

    May 27, 2017 06:47 am JST
  • G-7 leaders agree to boost intel sharing in anti-terror fight

    TAORMINA, Italy -- With the world still reeling from Monday's suicide bombing in the U.K. city of Manchester, Group of Seven leaders vowed to join hands in the fight against terrorism by bolstering intelligence sharing and promoting better tracking

    May 27, 2017 06:06 am JST
  • Market Scramble: Asset managers bullish on Europe, Japan stocks

    TOKYO -- The rise in stock markets is expected to continue the world over, judging by the funds allocation plans of leading wealth management companies.Now is a time to buy European shares, Didier Borowski of Amundi Asset Management told Japanese pe

    May 27, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months to fight glut

    VIENNA (Reuters) -- OPEC decided on Thursday to extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018, OPEC delegates said, as the producer group battles a global glut of crude after seeing prices halve and revenues drop sharply in the past three y

    May 25, 2017 08:50 pm JST
  • Fake news: Weapon of choice in modern information warfare

    TOKYO -- In February, a member of Lithuania's parliament received an email claiming that German soldiers stationed in the East European country had raped a young Lithuanian girl.A police investigation into the accusation found it to be totally unfou

    May 25, 2017 07:00 pm JST
  • Policy upheavals buffet mining in Philippines, Indonesia

    SANTA CRUZ, Philippines/JAKARTA -- In the eyes of Diosdado Alota, chief of Guinabon village in the northwest Philippines, the mining industry is key to his community's health.Until the national government ordered a suspension of operations in 2014 o

    May 25, 2017 04:08 pm JST
  • Abe departs for G-7 summit in Italy, Malta visit

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Japan on Thursday for Italy to participate in the summit of the Group of Seven industrialized nations and hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump and other counterparts before heading to Malta.Abe

    May 25, 2017 12:09 pm JST
  • Company in focus: Hong Kong's MTR gets praise abroad but criticism at home

    HONG KONG Long before any talk of belts and roads, MTR looked beyond the territory for expansion.But it was not until recently that the monopoly operator of Hong Kong's profitable metro system said it wanted to do business in Southeast Asia. With a

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Policy upheavals buffet mining in Philippines, Indonesia

    SANTA CRUZ, Philippines/JAKARTA In the eyes of Diosdado Alota, chief of Guinabon village in the northwest Philippines, the mining industry is key to his community's health.Until the national government ordered a suspension of operations in 2014 over

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mining companies face tough decisions despite the industry's rebound

    SYDNEY Big international mining companies like BHP and Rio Tinto made it through the crash in global commodity prices by slashing costs, shedding less productive units and taking full advantage of the economies of scale their vast operations provide

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump effect straining G-7 talks

    TOKYO -- As preparations for this year's Group of Seven summit continue, the world's leading industrial nations are straining to maintain solidarity over key values they previously championed. The summit will be held May 26 - 27 in Italy.The elite g

    May 25, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Daiichi Sankyo aims for 50% overseas sales by 2020

    TOKYO -- Having stumbled in one international acquisition, Daiichi Sankyo is again sharpening its focus outside Japan, with the goal of earning more than half of its revenues abroad as soon as the first half of 2020.In fiscal 2016, Daiichi Sankyo ge

    May 25, 2017 05:45 am JST
  • Geely joins China's charge into Asian auto markets

    BANGKOK -- Chinese automakers are launching a fresh challenge in Southeast Asia, undeterred by the failure of more established players to gain a solid foothold in markets traditionally dominated by Japanese brands.About 3.2 million cars were sold in

    May 25, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Security tightens around the globe following UK terror

    LONDON -- Major Western and Asian nations followed the U.K. by going on high alert in the wake of Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, bolstering defenses of so-called soft targets that attract big crowds but are relatively unprotected.British

    May 25, 2017 04:30 am JST
  • Fiat Chrysler sued for emissions cheating, joining growing list

    TOKYO/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has found itself in a deeper legal imbroglio in the U.S. over alleged cheating on diesel emissions, which could result in the Euro-American multinational becoming the next Volkswagen. The deeper scr

    May 25, 2017 03:55 am JST
  • Unity against terror on agenda at Trump's first NATO summit

    BRUSSELS -- As Donald Trump attends his first NATO summit here, the world will be watching to see how the new U.S. president reassures European allies worried about the firmness of their bond of mutual defense.Trump, for his part, seeks to widen the

    May 25, 2017 01:48 am JST
  • G-7 leaders to focus on terrorism at meeting after UK bombing

    TOKYO -- Responding to Monday's bomb attack in Manchester, England, Group of Seven leaders will address anti-terrorism efforts at their summit this week, and can be expected to jointly condemn the explosion and promise to stand firm together.The lea

    May 24, 2017 06:37 am JST
  • British police name suicide bomber, May condemns 'sickening' attack

    MANCHESTER, England, May 23 (Reuters) - British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall inManchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acte

    May 24, 2017 05:44 am JST