Shinzo Abe, who championed the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, now finds himself boxed in.
Ankara fears a regime offensive in Idlib could send refugees racing to the border and fuel new militancy.
A couple poses for a wedding photograper at the river promenade in Shanghai, China, in May. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple poses for a wedding photograper at the river promenade in Shanghai, China, in May. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)
The custom has been around for centuries, but costs are swelling as the country copes with one of the biggest demographic imbalances in history.

When Trump appears at the annual U.N. gathering this week, Haley will still be a central figure. But her role narrowed as aides with more nationalist agendas gained favor.

But nobody seems to know whether it will work or how much it will cost.

The proposed changes amount to a broad expansion of the government’s ability to deny visas or residency to immigrants if they benefit from programs like Medicaid or housing vouchers.

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After attack in Iran, the U.S. offers a muted response

Iranian state media said that 25 people had been killed in Saturday's attack.

Kosovo says it would move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem — if it had one

The Muslim-majority nation is not recognized by Israel.

Australian man who filmed himself laughing while running over herd of emus charged with animal cruelty — and speeding

“This is great,” the man shouts as he runs over the massive birds. “I’ve got that one too, and that one.”

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Mexico’s president-elect was stuck for hours on a grounded budget flight. He still wants to sell the presidential jet.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes the sale of the presidential plane will save Mexico some money.

The president has long wanted to get rid of the deputy attorney general, but aides say recent revelations in Justice Department memos should be held in reserve.

The Islamic State asserted responsibility for the rare domestic assault on Iran’s military forces that occurred in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

The breakthrough follows contentious negotiations on the management of Catholic leadership in the communist country.

K.T. McFarland now acknowledges that Flynn may have told her he discussed sanctions with Sergey Kislyak.

Top U.S. border security official is traveling to Central America to promote development.

Officials reportedly had planned to send a high-ranking official and a delegation to Washington.

William “Brock” Long to remain in his job after admitting to misuse of government vehicles.

The deputy attorney general disputed the account and said a ‘personal agenda’ is the motive for the claim.

Stopping migrants and asylum seekers through tougher enforcement is a priority for the Trump administration. Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his team have a different take.

The United States ordered the closure, citing a lack of Palestinians engagement in making peace with Israel, and set a deadline of Oct. 10. But things have already ground to a halt.

She was mocked by European leaders at a meeting in Austria this week.

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