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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to take a firm stance on North Korea, after a predicted landslide win in Sunday's parliamentary elections. Abe had called the snap vote to seek a boost to his parliamentary majority and is likely to use any new powers to attempt to overhaul the country's...

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition may retain its two-thirds parliamentary majority in Sunday's general election, an NHK exit poll showed, bolstering his chances at becoming Japan's longest-serving leader. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and coalition partner Komeito are set to win...

The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked lawmakers to grant him unprecedented power to remove the leaders of Catalonia and temporarily control the region from Madrid. Rajoy on Saturday said Spain's central government ministries would administer the region's agencies until new elections are called,...

Japan is heading to the polls a month after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Voting opened at 07:00 local time on Sunday. The polls close at 20:00 local time. Mr Abe called the election amid rebounding approval ratings after a record...

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