Mar 11, 2015

Barcelona brothel workers get Spanish social welfare rights

In a landmark ruling, a Barcelona judge has decided three sex workers should have been hired full-time by a brothel owner and ordered her to pay contributions to the government so the prostitutes will be eligible for national health care, disability insurance, unemployment benefits ...

May 11, 2014

Welfare chief open to tapping pension benefits at 75

Welfare minister Norihisa Tamura said Sunday that the idea of allowing people on the national pension scheme to start receiving benefits at 75 instead of 65 may be broached in the future. At present, seniors can start tapping their public pension benefits when they ...

Dec 24, 2013

U.S. Navy gives benefits to gay spouses in Japan

The U.S. Navy will provide military benefits to gay spouses stationed in Japan after previously denying dependent status to them, defense officials said. The change came after U.S. and Japanese officials agreed to an interpretation of the Status of Forces Agreement, concluding that the ...