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Yellowstone's Supervolcano Could Erupt in a 'Geologic Snap'
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:15

Should it ever erupt, a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park could blanket North America in an ash cloud, wipe out communications, and alter...

Koike’s energized challenge exposes risk of Abe’s snap poll decision
  • Sat, 30 Sep 2017 18:35

A fast-growing challenge by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, often floated as the nation’s first possible female prime minister, to Shinzo Abe’s r...

Koike says second place finish not good enough in snap vote, plans to wrench power from ruling LDP
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:35

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday her new upstart Kibo no To (Party of Hope) is in it to win it in next month’s national ... Japan Times la...

Democratic Party may field no candidates in snap poll as ranks look to run as part of Koike’s new force
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:28

The leader of Japan's main opposition force, the Democratic Party, will propose that the party stand no candidates in next month's Lower House electio...

Shinzo Abe's snap election call amid North Korea crisis angers Japanese
  • Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:18

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's call for a snap election on Oct. 22 is not being viewed positively in or near Hokkaido. Top News -

Abe trots out tax hike issue again before snap election to boost LDP chances
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:34

The controversy over increasing the consumption tax won’t be unfamiliar to those who follow modern Japanese politics, as earlier proposals have ...

Abe calls snap polls, unveils 2t yen economic package
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:25

JAPAN'S Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he'll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept 28 for a general election as he announced an US$...

Abe to call snap election
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:35

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has just told senior members of his party that he'll dissolve the Lower House of the Diet on Thursday, which will l...

Japan PM Abe orders breakup of parliament, snap election next month
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:17

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said Monday the government's lower house of parliament will dissolve this week to help ease a "national crisis" related to Nort...

Abe gambles on snap election as Koike starts new party
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:25

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday that he will dissolve the Lower House for a snap election when the Diet convenes for an extraordinary sessi...

Japan's Shinzo Abe calls snap election
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:25

A snap Japanese election has been called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Parliament is to be dissolved on Thursday for the poll on October 22. Abe is to...

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:02

Japan's Shinzo Abe calls an election a year early, as support for him rises amid a weak opposition. BBC News - Asia

Local, national agendas shade parties’ prospects in expected snap poll
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:36

As Japan gears up for an anticipated snap election at the end of October, Kansai politicians and parties are staking out their positions on issues ......

Abe making risky bet on snap election
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:29

Facing less-than-stellar poll numbers, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is taking a huge gamble with plans to dissolve the lower house for a snap el...

LDP struggles to reach consensus on Article 9 revision ahead of snap election
  • Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:24

Senior lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed on Wednesday that while the party may include constitutional revision as an official ca...

Snap election odds spike as Abe senses opportunity
  • Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:30

Rumblings are building within Japan's government and ruling camp that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election in the near future, The Nikk...

Abe poised to dissolve Lower House for snap general election
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:27

Media reports say that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the Lower House as early as Sept. 28 and call a snap election. Japan Times latest ...

Snap general election cost over £140m
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:34

The government publishes the cost of June's election that left the Tories without a majority. BBC News - UK Politics

SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:26

A new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs...

How certain ants snap their jaws shut in the blink of an eye
  • Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:33

Few victims stand a chance against the formidable mandibles of a trap-jaw ant. In conflicts between predators and prey, speed is a decided advantage, ...

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