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Amid renewed interest in nuclear fusion, Japan’s research reaches critical stage

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Amid renewed interest in nuclear fusion, Japan’s research reaches critical stage
The nation is helping to pave the way for a cutting-edge project in France, but international cooperation is moving toward competition.
North Korea says surprise ICBM drill is ‘proof’ of ‘nuclear counterattack’ capabilities
Pyongyang emphasized Saturday’s launch of a Hwasong-15 missile had been ‘suddenly organized without previous notice’ in the first such drill involving a long-range weapon.
G7 foreign ministers vow to support Ukraine ahead of war’s first anniversary
The meeting is the first in-person foreign ministerial talks to be chaired by Japan since it assumed the rotating G7 presidency.
Japan conveys spy balloon concerns to China as two sides agree to security talks
Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told Chinese foreign policy chief Wang Yi that a flying object from any country entering Japan’s airspace without permission would constitute …
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 992 new cases
Japan logged 17,132 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, down by about 10,300 from a week before.
Is Taiwan the next Ukraine? It’s more complicated.
Despite similar claims and growing economic and defense partnerships, Russia and China have significantly different incentives, economies and societies.

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