Pressure mounted Tuesday on Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over a ballooning cronyism and cover-up scandal, as a new poll showed his support at the lowest level since his re-election in October.
Pressure mounts on Japan's Abe over cronyism scandal
Japan and South Korea agreed on Monday that maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea until it takes concrete action toward addressing concerns about its nuclear weapon and missile programs, Japan’s foreign minister said.
Japan, South Korea agree to maintain 'maximum pressure' on North Korea
A Bangladeshi plane with 71 people on board has crashed near Nepal's only international airport in the capital, Katamandu, leaving a number of people dead or injured.
Bangladeshi passenger plane goes down near Katmandu airport, bodies recovered
China's Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower.
China's parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life
US President Donald Trump said on Saturday his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could fizzle without an agreement or it could result in "the greatest deal for the world" to ease nuclear tensions between the two countries.
Trump: North Korea talks could fail or bring 'greatest deal'
Chinese exports of steel products may continue to fall this year due to strong domestic demand and reductions in capacity due to environmental commitments, the chairman of state-owned mill Fujian Sangang Group Co Ltd said.
China steel exports may fall further
As many as 18 Afghan soldiers and members of the special forces were killed in fighting in the western province of Farah, local officials said on Saturday.
Taliban attack kills as many as 18 Afghan soldiers
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif will head a politico-economic delegation to Islamabad on Sunday to hold talks with senior Pakistani officials.
Zarif to depart for Pakistan on Sunday
The trade chiefs of the European Union and Japan are holding talks about US President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum amid fears they could trigger a broader trade war.
US, EU, Japan trade chiefs to meet over steel tariffs
The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing "irresponsible and disrespectful" comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous precedent.
Philippine hits back at UN right chief

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