Oct 8, 2014

McDonald's Japan warns of first net loss in 11 years

McDonald’s Holdings Co. (Japan) said it will swing into the red for the first time in 11 years this year after sales suffered in the midst of a scandal involving expired meat used by a Chinese supplier. The company now expects to incur a ...

Sep 27, 2014

Benesse data safety measures insufficient: METI

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry says Benesse Corp. has not worked out adequate measures to ensure the safety of customer data from leakage or theft. METI on Friday rejected Benesse’s report on steps to prevent massive customer data leaks, such as the ...

Aug 29, 2014

Rob Ford made players roll in goose droppings, documents say

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford once made players on a high school football team roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents. The scandal-plagued mayor was fired by a Toronto Catholic school last year as a volunteer coach after he made disparaging remarks to ...

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

| Aug 28, 2014

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

Rotherham is a working-class, declining steel-and-coal town with higher-than-average unemployment. It seems remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below ...

Russia sues McDonald's over 'too many calories'

Jul 26, 2014

Russia sues McDonald's over 'too many calories'

Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s startled and delighted Soviets with their first taste of American fast-food culture, the company’s now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature products. The Russian consumer protection agency said Friday it is taking ...

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Jul 23, 2014

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing ...

Jul 11, 2014

Australia judge probed for saying incest 'may be accepted'

An Australian judge will be investigated for his “appalling” comments on incest, in which he reportedly said sex between siblings was gaining social acceptance just like homosexuality, authorities said Friday. New South Wales state Attorney General Brad Hazzard said he was “extremely concerned” about ...

Britain faces child voodoo victim alert: U.N.

Jun 20, 2014

Britain faces child voodoo victim alert: U.N.

Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a U.N. watchdog said, urging the British government to do more to combat the scourge. “We’re concerned about reports that hundreds of children have been ...