TOKYO — Japan’s Parliament opened the door to modernizing the Chrysanthemum Throne on Friday, unanimously passing a special law allowing the ailing Emperor Akihito to retire, and proposing that the government consider letting the royal bloodline pass through the women of the imperial family.
BRASILIA Brazil’s top electoral court dismissed a case on Friday that threatened to unseat President Michel Temer for allegedly receiving illegal campaign funds in the 2014 election when he was the running mate of impeached President Dilma Rousseff.
LONDON The three Islamists who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revelers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne (8.3 ton) truck, the head of the UK capital’s counter-terrorism unit said on Friday.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Shabab militants killed dozens of people — soldiers and civilians, including children — when they stormed a military base on Thursday in northeastern
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a slew of criticism after a failed election campaign left her short of a parliamentary majority and fighting for survival as the clock ticks down to the start of Brexit talks.
The temporary halt called on Friday followed five separate in-flight incidents at the 56th Fighter Wing since May 2, according to USAF spokesman Captain Mark Graff. In each case, the backup oxygen system worked as intended and the pilots were able to land safely, Graff said.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON South Korea does not aim to change its agreement on the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system to protect against North Korea, in spite of a decision to delay its full installation, Seoul’s top national security adviser said on Friday.
Charl Schwartzel is one of three players tied at the top of a bunched leaderboard at the halfway stage of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where Rickie Fowler missed the cut.
“The basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available,” Mike Sinnett, Boeing’s vice president of product development, said at a briefing ahead of the Paris Airshow which takes place later this month.
Trump teased reporters Friday that they would be “very disappointed” when it is finally confirmed, “in a very short period of time,” whether or not there are actual recordings of Trump and Comey’s intimate conversations.