Sep 26 2017
He could serve until 2021 if reelected as party leader next year, making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history.
He denies allegations of cronyism and on Monday said dissolving the lower house was not an attempt at avoiding those allegations. Though he did not indicate a date, the vote is widely expected to be held on Oct 22.
Addressing the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, Mr Abe said "there is not much time left" to take action on North Korea, which in recent weeks has detonated a sixth nuclear bomb and fired a series of missiles over or near Japan.
The Democratic Party and other opposition parties have started advancing their preparation for the election, exploring the possibility of promoting electoral cooperation to counter the ruling bloc.
Abe has served a total of nearly six years as prime minister: he had a truncated term a decade ago, and came back to power in a landslide in 2012.
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We kind of gave it an ultimatum... we got the outfield roped and we were in agreement that if it continued to be unsafe or if anything dramatic or drastic happened we'd call it quits.
Abe will also tell his cabinet to compile a JPY2 trillion (US$17.8 billion) economic package by year-end, composed mostly of spending on child care and education, to cover the three years from April 2018 until sales tax revenue kicks in, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Monday.
It moved modestly above ¥112 later as traders were awaiting Abe's news conference as well as a speech by Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley later in the day. A weekend survey by the Nikkei business daily showed 44 percent of voters will back Abe's LDP with only 8 percent supporting the main opposition Democratic Party.
In an apparent bid to steal Abe's limelight, former TV anchorwoman Koike went before the cameras just hours before his news conference to announce she was creating a national political party called "Kibo no To" (Party of Hope). However, a similar number of Japanese voters - 42.5% - have said they're undecided going into next month's election.
The LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito control 323 seats, or more than two-thirds, in the Lower House. Reforms adopted previous year will cut the number of lower house seats to 465 from 475.
Sep 26 2017
Star Trek's longtime NASA adviser grades the Discovery premiere
In addition, the launch of the new series helped CBS achieve its largest sign-up week and month ever for CBS All Access. In that specific sense, then, Star Trek: Discovery is now a failure, though that might certainly change.
Sep 25 2017
Merkel wins fourth term as German far-right party makes gains
However, a repeat of the current "Grand Coalition" with the Social Democrats is not the chancellor's only option. The traditionally left-leaning Greens were seen winning around 9.5 percent and the Left Party some 9 percent.
Sep 25 2017
Collins: 'Very difficult' to imagine backing GOP health care bill
The Graham-Cassidy bill would transform the structure of Medicaid , giving states control over how they spend federal funds. As of Friday, Murkowksi's staff said the senator was undecided and planned to take the weekend to review the legislation.
Sep 24 2017
Will Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum go Ahead? Doubts Raised With Two Days Remaining
Turkey's official news agency says Istanbul police have detained 36 people as alleged members of the Islamic State group. A statement issued after the meeting said Turkey reserved its rights originating from global conventions.
Sep 24 2017
Iran marks Sacred Defense Week with massive military parades
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, a state-media report said on Saturday.
Sep 24 2017
Trump holds rally with Luther Strange in Alabama
Trump tells rally-goers Friday night that people have claimed unusual is "friendly" with the Senate majority leader. Trump made little hard news in what was basically a campaign-style speech that ran almost 90 minutes long.
Sep 22 2017
Facebook agrees to release information about Russian-purchased ads to Congress
The Facebook ads were bought, through fake accounts, by the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy troll farm based in St. Concerns about the role of political ads on Facebook have not been limited to the US.
Sep 21 2017
Applause, criticism greet leak of Zinke's monument recommendations
He also raised concerns about private property rights, noting that the monument surrounds large areas of state and private lands. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts .
Sep 20 2017
Facebook censoring reports of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
She announced that Myanmar was ready to start a refugee verification process for those Rohingya Muslims who wished to return home. She said Naypyidaw (Myammar's capital) was making every effort to restore peace and stability in Rakhine province.
Sep 18 2017
Here's What Trump And Clinton Voters Watch
The tweets come after a week in which Clinton has released her memoir and North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said later that day that Clinton was pushing "false narratives" in the book.
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