Japan's Abe 'Fighting Against Time' Seeking to Free Hostages

January 21, 2015 9:27 AM

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Japan is expending maximum efforts as it races against time to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never to give in to terrorism.

Abe returned to Tokyo from a Middle East tour ahead of schedule and convened a Cabinet meeting soon after.

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