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Europe still sleeping even as Japan, Britain stir

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 09:26

The single-currency area, which makes up about 20 percent of the global economy, has been shrinking since the fourth quarter of 2011.

Japanese stocks lead Asia up after Abe's victory

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 08:37

But his resounding victory has also raised worries that he could shift focus to a nationalist agenda instead.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins upper house election

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 11:21

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won majority in the upper house election on Sunday, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for Japan`s first stable government since the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi left office in 2006.

Candidates make final appeal in Japan election

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 18:59

Candidates for upper house of Japan`s parliament made final campaign pushes, day before elections that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition is expected to easily win as economy picks up steam.

Japan`s Hatoyama sweeps to power

Last Updated: Monday, August 31, 2009, 22:22

Japan`s next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, is beginning a transition to power after winning a landmark general election.

Japan opposition hits back as LDP takes off gloves

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2009, 13:46

Japan`s opposition Democratic Party lashed out on Friday at what it charged was a misleading negative campaign by the ruling party ahead of an election that Prime Minister Taro Aso`s coalition is in danger of losing.