Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

May 26, 2015

Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. His wife Yeganeh Salehi and a woman described as ...

May 26, 2015

Tokyo teachers win damages for anthem punishment

The Tokyo District Court has awarded hundreds of millions of yen in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the national anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education. The court ruled Monday that the ...

May 20, 2015

U.S. charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage

The U.S government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, saying they stole secrets from two companies that develop technology often used in military systems, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. It was the third time in as many years that U.S. authorities ...

May 19, 2015

Lay judges could be exempt from lengthy trials

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow lay judges to be exempt from lengthy trials. The bill to amend the lay judge system law was immediately sent to the Upper House. In cases where a trial is expected to take an ...

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard's admission practices

May 16, 2015

Asian groups file complaint over Harvard's admission practices

An alliance of Asian-American groups Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for ...

Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence seen more as symbolic  judgment

May 16, 2015

Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence seen more as symbolic judgment

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death Friday. But his execution may not happen for decades — if ever. A lengthy appellate process, an effective moratorium on federal executions and declining support among Americans for capital punishment all suggest that Tsarnaev’s death ...

Boston bomber: an American dream gone awry

| May 16, 2015

Boston bomber: an American dream gone awry

AFP-JIJI Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death on Friday, appeared to be on course for a normal American life before he launched his attack on crowds watching a marathon. Calling himself Jahar, he appeared to be an undisciplined but well-adjusted university ...