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Top Japanese Official Urges Elderly to 'Hurry Up and Die'
TOKYO – Taro Aso has never been one to hold his tongue. But Japan’s 72 year-old deputy prime minister may have outdone himself with his latest gaffe. At a government panel to discuss social security reforms, the former prime minister called the elderly who are...
Global Stocks Choppy After G-7 Fails to Deliver
Stock markets were choppy Monday after a meeting of the developed world's central bankers and finance ministers failed to yield fresh ideas for spurring economic growth
G-7 Sidesteps Gap on Policy, Turns to Financial Housekeeping
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says finance leaders need to find ways to use all the "policy levers" they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects
Divide Over Fiscal Policies, Currencies at G-7 in Japan
Japan faces a challenge in bridging a widening divide over how to revitalize sluggish growth at a meeting Friday of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven industrial nations
Saudi King showered Obamas and other officials with lavish gifts in 2009
ABC's Kirit Radia reports: During her husband’s first year in office, First Lady Michelle Obama received a large number of gifts from foreign dignitaries, but perhaps none are more impressive than the ones she got from Saudi King Abdullah. Unfortunately...
Japan's Ruling Party Swept From Power in Historic Election
Liberal Party Ousted in Election That Could Test Relations With U.S. and Europe
'The Situation is Getting Severe'
Your quotes of today: "The situation is getting severe." - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, responding to news of a 15.2 percent plunge in his country's first-quarter GDP, the worst figure since Japan began keeping such records more than five...
First 100 Days: A Look at President Obama By the Numbers
Two Oaths of Office, Nine Countries, 19 Executive Orders, and One Portuguese Water Dog Later, A Look Into Obama's Presidency
Japanese leader plans $150B in stimulus spending
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso unveiled a new stimulus package Friday, calling for 15 trillion yen ($150 billion) in government spending to lift the world's second-largest economy from a painful recession. The package, equivalent to about 3% of Japan's gross domestic product, is intended to ward