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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe calls snap election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an election a year early, and will dissolve parliament on Thursday. He also announced a 2tn yen ($1.78bn, £13.2bn) stimulus package on education, debt reduction and social spending. Mr Abe’s announcement comes as his approval ratings have rebounded from a record low over …

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US expands travel ban to include N Korea

The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad. The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation late on Sunday. “Making America safe is my number one priority. …

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