China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

Jan 17, 2015

China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

China is investigating one of its top spy chiefs for corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said, signaling that the boldest crackdown on corruption in decades has spilled over into its powerful intelligence apparatus. Ma Jian, a vice minister at the Ministry of ...

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Jan 15, 2015

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Spain’s beleaguered former King Juan Carlos came under another cloud Wednesday: a paternity suit. The nation’s Supreme Court said it will investigate a paternity claim filed against the 77-year-old monarch by a Belgian woman who says her mother had a relationship with him in ...

Jan 7, 2015

Cricket found in package of baby food in Tochigi

A woman in Tochigi prefecture found a cricket in packaged meat and potatoes for babies last month, Asahi Group Holdings, which owns baby food giant Wakodo, admitted on Wednesday. The woman purchased the product, which was packaged in a retort-pouch style, in a drug ...

Dec 24, 2014

RBS freezes 18 bonuses in forex rigging probe

The Royal Bank of Scotland has withheld the bonuses of 18 staff members under investigation for possible roles in rigging the foreign exchange market, the British lender said Tuesday. More than 50 former and current traders are under investigation in the probe, launched after ...

Hong Kong tycoon, ex-deputy leader found guilty of massive corruption

Dec 19, 2014

Hong Kong tycoon, ex-deputy leader found guilty of massive corruption

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government’s former deputy leader, Rafael Hui, were found guilty of corruption Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance. Kwok’s billionaire brother Raymond was cleared after a seven-month trial over payments ...

Dec 18, 2014

British pedophile victim picked for Vatican abuse watchdog

Pope Francis has appointed eight new members from five continents to the Vatican’s child protection body, including a British victim of pedophile priests, the Holy See said Wednesday. The commission of experts, which is tasked with advising Francis on how to deal with a ...