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Tense Japan holds funeral for assassinated ex-leader Abe

Sep. 27, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A tense Japan prepared Tuesday for a rare and controversial state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving leader in his nation's modern history and one of the most divisive. Tokyo was under maximum security, with angry protests...

In Tokyo, Harris calls US-Japan alliance 'a cornerstone'

Sep. 26, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shortly after arriving in Tokyo for the state funeral of assassinated former leader Shinzo Abe. Abe, a former prime minister who was assassinated in July, will be honored on Tuesday, and...

Kishida opens diplomacy rush as Japan preps divisive funeral

Sep. 26, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries Monday in what he's called “funeral diplomacy" the day before he hosts a controversial state-sponsored ceremony for former leader Shinzo Abe. Kishida has been criticized for...

EXPLAINER: Why is Japan split over Abe's state funeral?

Sep. 26, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A rare state funeral for Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister who was assassinated in July, has split Japan. The hawkish Abe was one of the nation’s most divisive postwar leaders, but it is the ruling party’s cozy ties with the ultra-conservative Unification...

Retired senior army officer shot dead by Myanmar guerrrilla

Sep. 25, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A retired high-ranking officer in Myanmar’s military was shot dead at his home in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, in the latest such killing attributed to militants opposed to army rule. Ohn Thwin is believed to be the highest-ranking active or retired...

Polish official with doubted assassination theory honored

Sep. 23, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Andrzej Duda of Poland on Friday awarded the country's top civilian honor to a communist-era pro-democracy fighter who recently was accused in the media of manipulating evidence while investigating a presidential plane crash in Russia that killed 96 prominent...

Unification Church pledges reforms after Abe's assassination

Sep. 22, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Unification Church, whose close ties with Japan's governing party have emerged after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, acknowledged Thursday that it had accepted “excessive” donations from the suspect's mother, and that it would need to consider it...

France probes threats against Russian prison rights activist

Sep. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French authorities are investigating death threats against a Russian rights activist who exposes abuses in Russian prisons and says he was the target of a possible assassination attempt at his home in France. Vladimir Osechkin, founder of prisoners' rights group...

Argentina: Third person arrested in VP assassination attempt

Sep. 13, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A third person has been arrested as part of the investigation into the assassination attempt on Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández — a move that suggests the incident could have involved a network of people. Agustina Díaz, who appears to...

Report: Polish team ignored info in crash that killed leader

Sep. 13, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A television news report alleges a Polish government team manipulated evidence during its investigation of the 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other prominent Poles, casting new doubt on the team's findings. The leader of...