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 ...

Autopsy reveals 'unnatural' death of Indian minister's wife

Jan 19, 2014

Autopsy reveals 'unnatural' death of Indian minister's wife

The wife of Indian Junior Foreign Minister Shashi Tharoor — found dead in a luxury hotel after accusing her husband of being unfaithful — suffered an “unnatural, sudden death,” a doctor who performed an autopsy on her body said Saturday. “More tests” are needed ...

Footage depicts fate of S.F. plane crash victim left to die

Jan 16, 2014

Footage depicts fate of S.F. plane crash victim left to die

Video from a firefighter’s helmet camera following the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco reveals that rescuers were aware there was someone on the ground outside the plane, before she was fatally run over by a fire truck. On Tuesday ...

Novartis drug's data-tampering reflects unchecked collusion

| Jan 13, 2014

Novartis drug's data-tampering reflects unchecked collusion

by Tomoko Otake

Last week, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry filed a criminal complaint with prosecutors against Novartis Pharma K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, alleging the firm made exaggerated advertising claims for its blockbuster blood pressure drug Diovan. The ministry alleges the ...

U.S. withdraws diplomat in tit-for-tat case with India

Jan 11, 2014

U.S. withdraws diplomat in tit-for-tat case with India

The United States said it was withdrawing a diplomat from India in hopes it would end a bitter dispute that started with the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York. Washington’s announcement Friday that it was complying with a demand ...

Zumba teacher busted for prostitution released from U.S. jail

Nov 23, 2013

Zumba teacher busted for prostitution released from U.S. jail

The Zumba instructor who ran a prostitution business in which she videotaped unsuspecting clients so her business partner could watch from his office 160 km away has been released from jail, bringing to a close a scandal featuring sex videos, adultery and a client ...

Nov 22, 2013

U.S. Navy suspends another officer in bribery investigation

The U.S. Navy announced Thursday it has suspended another official — the seventh in two months — for his alleged ties to a major Singapore-based defense contractor accused of fraud and bribery in a scandal that continues to escalate. Capt. David Haas, a Naval ...

Mizuho chief tells Diet bank will clean up act

Nov 21, 2013

Mizuho chief tells Diet bank will clean up act

Mizuho Bank President Yasuhiro Sato said Thursday at the Diet that the lender will call on more outside experts to improve its legal compliance since its established practice of lending to gangsters came to light. Sato offered unsworn testimony before the House of Councilors ...