Tanigaki unlikely to turn around LDP fortunes
The selection of Sadakazu Tanigaki to be president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Japan on Monday will do little to help the short-term fortunes of the beleaguered party, according to Koichi Nakano, a professor of politics at Sophia University in Tokyo.

Premier's visit might revive nuke talks
Premier Wen Jiabao is set to visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) early next week on a trip that analysts hope may help revive the stalled six-nation talks.

Iran successfully test-fires multiple-range missiles
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) successfully test-fired on Monday its home-made multiple-range missiles ahead of a meeting with five permanent UN Security Council member nations plus Germany next week.

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