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Japanese resumes Iranian oil imports

Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States, governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnaser Hemmati said. "After …

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Pompeo and Kono discuss U.S.-DPRK summit

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo held telephone talks today and agreed to meet in February before the second summit between U.S. President Donald …

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Abe hopes his talks with Putin to be frank

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes that his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, scheduled to take place on January 22, will be frank, as Abe himself said before departing for Moscow from Tokyo. …

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Japan officially announces Abe’s visit to Moscow

The Japanese government officially confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia on January 21-22, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. "On January 21-24, Prime Minister Abe will visit Russia …

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Turkmenistan intends to produce gasoline from gas

  Construction and assembly work has been completed at the plant for producing gasoline from natural gas in the Ahal region of Turkmenistan, which is ready for tests, State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported. …

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Japanese PM about upcoming talks with Putin

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would seek maximum progress during his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I will visit Russia this month to hold negotiations. …

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Global debt hits $184 trillion

Global debt hit a record $184 trillion in 2017, equivalent to more than $86,000 per person - more than double the average per-capita income. Overall, the amount of worldwide public and private debt is equal to about 225% of gross domestic …

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G20 leaders worried over tariff war

Some leaders from the Group of 20 major economies have expressed fears about the potential negative impact of a U.S.-China trade war on the world economy

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Osaka wins bid to host 2025 World Expo

Osaka won the rights to host the 2025 World Expo, beating out rivals Yekaterinburg in Russia and the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, during voting in Paris on Friday, The Japan Times reported. Celebrations were held in Paris after the …

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Baku Expo 2025 project presented in Paris

The Baku Expo 2025 project was presented today during the 164th meeting of the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau. The International Exhibitions Bureau will choose the city this evening, which will host the World …

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Most Japanese citizens back peace treaty talks with Russia

The majority of Japanese citizens support talks on drafting a peace treaty with Russia based on the Soviet-Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956, according to an opinion poll carried out by the country’s largest private TV company Fuji and …

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