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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, September 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, September 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
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These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Russo-Japanese ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Japan in December. During his trip, Putin will hold talks on issues of mutual interest with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two countries have had a territorial dispute since World War Two over several islands which are held by Russia but claimed by Japan. The issue has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace treaty after the war. 

Yemen

The situation in war-torn Yemen is getting worse by the day.  A savage war by a Saudi-led coalition is taking a heavy toll on the lives of civilians. Saudi Arabia has clearly shown that it does not care about the growing plight of Yemenis. But the Saudis also have several guilty partners that equally share the blame for the deteriorating situation in Yemen.



US election

As the date for the US presidential election draws closer, concerns are growing over vote-rigging among international observers. This has prompted an international agency to dramatically expand the number of observers deployed to US polling locations. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or the OSCE, has said the US elections don't meet international standards.