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What may happen next in Renault's 20-year alliance with Nissan

The arrest of Nissan's former chairman and failed merger talks with Fiat Chrysler have dented the partnership

What may happen next in Renault's 20-year alliance with Nissan

Middle East

Iran's Zarif warns US 'cannot expect to stay safe'

Foreign minister issues warning over 'economic war' being conducted against Islamic Republic through US sanctions.

Iran's Zarif warns US 'cannot expect to stay safe'

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Renault hits the brakes on Nissan alliance

The French carmaker threatened to block Nissan reforms unless it got seats on key committees.

Renault hits the brakes on Nissan alliance

Iran

System to circumvent US sanctions on Iran ready soon: German FM

European payment system nearly operational in key development to salvage Iran nuclear pact with world powers.

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Japan’s buoyant growth figures mask weaknesses in economy

Strong business spending pushed the first-quarter economic growth figure higher than an initial estimate.

Japan’s buoyant growth figures mask weaknesses in economy

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Japan says reducing carbon emissions is an 'urgent issue'

A new report restates the government's goal to increase the proportion of energy it derives from renewable sources.

Japan says reducing carbon emissions is an 'urgent issue'

Weather

Torrential rain lashes Japan

Warnings issued for flooding and landslides as severe weather batters the Asian nation.

Torrential rain lashes Japan

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Nissan had tech that drove Fiat Chrysler-Renault plan: Analysts

Analysts say Fiat Chrysler wanted Renault partner Nissan's leading electric car technology.

Nissan had tech that drove Fiat Chrysler-Renault plan: Analysts

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Fiat blames France for collapse of Renault merger talks

A merger would have created the world's third-largest automaker.

Fiat blames France for collapse of Renault merger talks

AJ IMPACT

Japan minister: High heels at work 'necessary'

Labour minister defends workplaces requiring women wear high heels at work despite popular campaign against practice.

#KuToo drive a hit but Japan minister says high heels 'necessary'

AJ Impact

Slower growth, rising risks are weakening the global economy

World Bank says softer business confidence and trade is challenging the global economy in both the near and long-term.

Slower growth, rising risks are weakening the global economy

AJ Impact

Global stock markets lost $2 trillion in May

May was a rough month for global stocks. Worries about the US waging a second trade war pushed markets lower.

Global stock markets lost $2 trillion in May

Asia Pacific

Japanese man arrested for using stun gun to discipline children

Kitakyushu city resident admitted to using a stun gun on his two daughters, aged 17 and 13, and 11-year-old son.

Japanese man arrested for using stun gun to discipline children

Asia Pacific

Two killed, including schoolgirl, in Japan mass stabbing attack

Attacker stabs to death two and wounds more than a dozen before killing himself in Kawasaki city, near Tokyo.

Middle East

Iran hits out at US after Trump nuclear weapons comment

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif insists Tehran is not seeking nuclear weapons, accuses US of causing regional tensions.

Iran hits out at US after Trump nuclear weapons comment