Officer testifies U.S. general sexually assaulted her

Mar 8, 2014

Officer testifies U.S. general sexually assaulted her

A U.S. Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has scandalized the military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year illicit affair. Taking the stand on the first day of ...

China probes former Zhou Yongkang secretary Ji Wenlin

Feb 19, 2014

China probes former Zhou Yongkang secretary Ji Wenlin

China’s ruling Communist Party said Tuesday that a former close aide of ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, currently serving as vice governor of the southern island province of Hainan, is under investigation for serious violations, an apparent reference to corruption. Ji Wenlin is one of ...

Indian editor says sex assault case is 'a vendetta'

Feb 19, 2014

Indian editor says sex assault case is 'a vendetta'

A prominent Indian magazine editor accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague in a hotel elevator said Tuesday he is innocent and will be vindicated by security cameras. Tarun Tejpal, editor of the weekly investigative magazine Tehelka, suggested the case had been orchestrated by ...

U.S. sees Russian hand in envoy's bugged call

Feb 7, 2014

U.S. sees Russian hand in envoy's bugged call

Two senior American diplomats, thinking their conversation about the Ukraine was secure and private, were caught disparaging the European Union in a phone call that was apparently bugged, and U.S. officials say they strongly suspect Russia of leaking the conversation. The suspicions were aired ...

Vatican under global scrutiny after U.N. sex abuse report

Feb 6, 2014

Vatican under global scrutiny after U.N. sex abuse report

The U.N.’s damning report on the Vatican’s handling of child sex abuse cases has turned up the pressure on the church to convince a skeptical international community it has adopted a zero-tolerance approach. “The Vatican has taken some steps forward, but they have been ...

Feb 3, 2014

JR Hokkaido plans record safety investment in FY 2014

Scandal-hit Hokkaido Railway Co. plans to spend ¥25 billion to improve the safety of its railway services in fiscal 2014, which starts in April, up about 30 percent from fiscal 2013, sources said. The amount is the largest since JR Hokkaido was established in ...

U.S. nuclear scandal blamed on stress, fear

Jan 31, 2014

U.S. nuclear scandal blamed on stress, fear

Top U.S. Air Force officials have blamed a persistent culture of “undue stress and fear” for leading 92 out of 550 members of the military’s nuclear missile corps to cheat on a monthly proficiency test, feeling pressured to get perfect scores in order to ...

Netanyahu son's love life sparks uproar

| Jan 30, 2014

Netanyahu son's love life sparks uproar

The love life of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son is setting off sparks in Israeli politics. News that 23-year-old Yair Netanyahu is dating a statuesque non-Jewish Norwegian university student was not only a juicy item for the gossip pages. It also unleashed an uproar ...

Turkey initiates new mass purge of police and judiciary

Jan 23, 2014

Turkey initiates new mass purge of police and judiciary

Turkey launched a new mass purge of the police and judiciary on Wednesday, as parliament debated controversial legal reforms that have heightened the crisis engulfing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Around 470 police were sacked or reassigned in the capital Ankara, and another dozen ...