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Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

TOKYO Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, is likely to push towards his long-held goal but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. | Video

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Macri's coalition sweeps Argentina's mid-term vote

BUENOS AIRES Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday's mid-term election, strengthening his position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez.

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Japan PM Abe says to discuss North Korea 'thoroughly' with Trump

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday he would discuss North Korea "thoroughly" with U.S. President Donald Trump when he visits next month, and reaffirm the two countries' commitment to working together in dealing with the country.

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Typhoon Lan heads out to sea, leaves three dead and flooding

TOKYO A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.

Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill

BRUSSELS Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax British Prime Minister Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.

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Philippines declares battle with Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines The Philippines announced on Monday the end to five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years.

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