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Abe may halt consumption tax hike, Abenomics loses steam

​Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told senior members of his Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party that he intends to postpone for 2½ years a planned hike in the consumption tax rate to 10 percent, according to government and LDP sources.

Obama's Hiroshima trip no occasion to whitewash Japan's WWII atrocities

​​The motive behind U.S. President Barack Obama's planned visit to Japan's A-bombed Hiroshima on Friday may seem noble, but in reality, it is nothing more than yet another opportunity seized by Washington and Tokyo to pursue their own ulterior motives.

Trump poised to be competitive presidential candidate after clinching Republican nomination

​​Brash U.S. billionaire Donald Trump on Thursday hit the number of delegates needed to grab the Republican Party (GOP) nomination, as some experts predict that he will be a competitive candidate in the presidential race.
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