Japan has held legislative elections in what's seen as a chance for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cement his majority. That would give him the power to push through further reforms as the economy continues to improve.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been rallying support in a vote for the leadership of his Liberal Democratic Party. The win puts him on course to be the country's longest-serving prime minister.
Many of the economic problems facing eastern Germany are similar to those in western Germany and most of Europe. So, why is xenophobia so much worse in the East?
Russia's Primorsky Region borders China and North Korea and serves as Moscow's door to the Pacific. A Communist leader there claims his election victory was blatantly stolen to keep the Kremlin-backed governor in power.
Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, campaigners are demanding we finally learn the lessons of the global economic crisis — before climate change precipitates the next one.
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