Feb 9, 2016

Iraqi woman charged with role in U.S. female hostage's death

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker’s death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad ...

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 ...