News Headlines - 26 May 2016

G7 Japan: World leaders visit Shinto religion's holiest shrine - BBC News

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has taken world leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site, as the Group of Seven (G7) summit begins in the country.
Mr Abe said the visit was so that they could "understand the spirituality of Japanese people".

Abe’s grim warning about global economy highlights G7 divisions — FT.com

The global economic outlook is as grim as it was after the Lehman Brothers crisis in 2008, Shinzo Abe claimed on Thursday, as the Group of 7 revealed its stark divisions on economic policy.

Nadiya Savchenko freed after 709 days in captivity | The Ukrainian Weekly

Nadiya Savchenko, the former Ukrainian military pilot who was kidnapped by pro-Russian forces on Ukrainian territory in June 2014, was released to Ukraine on May 25 after nearly two years in captivity during which she endured what is globally recognized as a show trial that convicted her on false charges of complicity in murder.

Maria Sharapova named in Russia’s Olympic team despite doping ban | The Guardian

Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in the women’s singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

19-year-old becomes youngest Japanese to climb Mount Everest | The Japan Times

The youngest female to climb Mount Everest is India’s Malavath Purna, who climbed the mountain at the age of 13 in 2014. Purna climbed the mountain from the Tibet side because Nepal does not allow people under 16 to climb it.








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