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Washington's Shawn Kelley struck out San Francisco's Angel Pagan with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to end the game and give the Nationals a 4-2 win against the Giants in the opening game of a key four-game series between National League divisional leaders.

The Nationals…

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People fish in the moat near the newly opened Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho commercial complex on Friday. The complex, which opened Wednesday on the site of the former Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, has offices, shops, restaurants and apartment units along with the 250-room hotel, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho.

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Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday that Prime Minster Shinzo Abe will reshuffle his cabinet on Aug 3 to accelerate his Abenomics economic policies.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that the cabinet will approve an economic stimulus package next Tuesday, a day before the cabinet…

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Japan's central bank has opted for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.

The Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting on Friday by announcing it will expand purchases of assets from financial institutions to help inject more cash into…

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Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same.

"Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis," Clinton said as she…

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Former Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Hiroya Masuda, right, campaigns for Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election on Friday.

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Australia's government rejected a request by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday that it back his late bid for the top United Nations job, effectively crushing the former diplomat's hopes of nabbing the post after he spent months lobbying for government support.

Rudd, the New York-based president of the…

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The Imperial Household Agency is considering arranging an opportunity for Japan's 82-year-old Emperor Akihito to express his thoughts to the public about fulfilling his role, possibly in August, government sources said Friday, amid speculation that he is considering abdicating.

If realized, the emperor would talk about how he may perform…

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Japan on Friday published another batch of tepid inflation and spending data, heaping pressure on the central bank to respond with a fresh round of stimulus to boost the faltering economy.

Bank of Japan policymakers wrap up a meeting later in the day as speculation runs high that it will…

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Indonesia Friday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, drawing swift condemnation as Jakarta pushes on with its tough campaign of capital punishment.

Ten others expected to have faced the firing squad, including nationals from Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians,…

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