Feb 5, 2016

Widening asbestos compensation

The government should work out a scheme to provide relief to construction workers who suffered health damage from asbestos, which was widely used during Japan's construction boom.

Feb 5, 2016

American serving as diplomat in U.S. can face trial, judge rules

A U.S. citizen serving as a foreign diplomat from the Dominican Republic is not immune from criminal prosecution in a United Nations bribery scandal, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick said Francis Lorenzo can be prosecuted in a bribery case that ...

Feb 1, 2016

French president pardons woman jailed for killing violent husband

French President Francois Hollande pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband after he abused her for decades, the president’s office announced Sunday. “In the face of an exceptional human situation, the president wanted to make it possible for ...

Jan 29, 2016

U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in massive bribery case

A U.S. Navy commander accused of diverting ships to Asian ports for a Malaysian contractor offering prostitution services and other gifts pleaded guilty to bribery charges Thursday, marking the eighth conviction in the massive scandal. Michael Misiewicz is one of the highest ranking naval ...

Cleveland fires six officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Jan 27, 2016

Cleveland fires six officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Cleveland officials said Tuesday they are firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people after a high-speed chase. Those officers included Michael Brelo, a patrolman acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for having fired the last 15 ...

China frees Swedish rights activist after 'forced confession'

Jan 26, 2016

China frees Swedish rights activist after 'forced confession'

eijing The Chinese government has released and deported a Swedish man it accused of training and funding unlicensed lawyers in the country, leading to an extraordinary taped confession broadcast on state television. Swedish Embassy spokesman Sebastian Magnusson confirmed Tuesday that Peter Dahlin had left ...

Jan 26, 2016

U.K. man must notify police if he plans to have sex

A British man has been ordered by a court to give police 24 hours’ notice if he plans to have sex with a female. The unusual “interim sexual risk order” will be in effect until a further hearing is held in four months. A ...