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Japan military

Tokyo, Dec. 17 (Reuters): Japan will boost its military spending in coming years, buying early-warning planes, beach-assault vehicles and troop-carrying aircraft.

The planned 2.6 per cent increase over five years, announced today, reverses a decade of decline and marks the clearest sign since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office a year ago that he wants a bigger military role for Japan.

Bangla anger

Dhaka (PTI): Bangladesh on Tuesday summoned the Pakistani envoy here and lodged a strong protest against resolutions adopted by Islamabad expressing concern over the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah.

Merkel vote

Berlin (Reuters): Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for her new “grand coalition” government to be sworn in.


 
 
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