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Japan’s Abe calls snap election amid worries over North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would dissolve parliament’s lower house on Thursday for a snap election, as he seeks a fresh mandate to overcome “a national crisis”. Abe, in power for five years, said he needed a mandate to shift some revenues from a planned future tax hike to social spending such as […]

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