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Miyazaki governor secures re-election

Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono secured re-election in Sunday’s gubernatorial election, beating a former House of Representatives member and another challenger. Kono, 50, ran as an independent but with recommendations from ...


Ending 50 years of failure in Cuba

The surprise U.S.-Cuba agreement to end a 50-year U.S. embargo that had failed to accomplish any of its stated objectives could bring about the long-sought liberalization of the island 150 km off the Florida coast.


End the global slavery scourge

Representatives from diverse religious faiths have signed a declaration of their collective will to end modern-day slavery by 2020. Is this a first step toward removing one of the most heinous practices in human history?