Earlier in the month, General Council chief Shunichi Suzuki said, as quoted by Kyodo News, that the country's next prime minister may announce a snap general election shortly after taking office on 16 September.
According to local authorities, the measure is aimed at deterring other citizens from breaking coronavirus-induced restrictions amid a rise in new infections registered in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
The Chinese military has pushed back against a recent Pentagon report delivered to the US Congress, arguing that it is Washington - not Beijing - that poses a major threat to world peace.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has moved to block the import of goods made in China’s Xinjiang to combat alleged forced labor practices, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday.
Undated footage shows China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Air Force (PLAAF) practicing joint high-altitude drills. However, Beijing is now engaged in peace talks with New Delhi about disengaging from a tense standoff on the Himalayan border they share.
On Sunday, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secretary Frances Adamson urged Canberra to “take action” so as to tackle the “direct challenge” posed by what she described as China's assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
Donald Trump’s aborted 2017 trip to North Korea came at the height of a row between the US and DPRK over the latter’s intense nuclear tests, with the biggest one held just a couple of months prior to the would-be visit.
The move comes following the Pentagon’s April decision to release declassified videos showing US pilots chasing UFOs. Back then, Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono said he doesn’t “believe in UFOs”.
The highly popular social media platform ended up in Washington's crosshairs amid allegations it might be dumping information about its users to Beijing and purportedly help it in meddling into the November presidential election in the US.
Shinzo Abe announced his midterm resignation late last month, saying his chronic bowel condition had recently worsened and stood in the way of effective decision-making.
The song is from the upcoming repackage album named "IN".
Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest for alleged drug abuse has ignited a debate on the rampant use of narcotics within Bollywood and among young people throughout the country. Political party leaders, who have been vocal about justice for Sushant Singh Rajput, are now highlighting the rise in drug addiction as well.
The tense relations between the United States and China have become more acute since July, as Washington has accused Beijing of engaging in massive illegal spying and influence operations in the US and ordered the People’s Republic to close its consulate in Houston, Texas.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - California-based multinational tech company Nvidia and Japan's SoftBank Group (SBG) have made a $40 billion deal under which the former is set to purchase UK software design company Arm Holdings, Nvidia said in a statement on Monday.
In late August, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the country's ruling coalition that he was set to resign, amid speculation about his health issues.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Valentina Shvartsman - Pakistan's health ministry is reviewing a Russian offer of supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, and will consider hosting late-stage clinical trials of the vaccine, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, India has had to delay its Monsoon Session of Parliament from July to September. Now beginning with social distancing measures in place, the 18-day Parliament session is likely to see the opposition slamming the government over border tensions with China and an uptick in coronavirus cases.
KABUL (Sputnik) - At least five police officers were killed when the Taliban attacked the Shinwari checkpoint outside the city of Kunduz in Afghanistan, Hijratullah Akbari, a spokesman for the Kunduz police chief, said.
South Korean music is not only K-pop, as soundtracks for K-dramas are also worthy of attention to some. Here is a little list to get in the mood for the upcoming change of seasons to autumn.
While the global COVID-19 outbreak has plunged many of the world’s economies into deep recession, China, which was the first to face the disease, managed to stop its spread in a timely manner and is already adapting its economy to attract investors as a relatively safe haven.