Nov 9, 2013

U.S. Navy admirals in growing bribery probe

Two U.S. admirals — including the director of naval intelligence — are under investigation as part of a major bribery scandal involving a foreign defense contractor, navy officials announced Friday night. Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, the service’s top intelligence officer, and Rear Adm. ...

Nov 6, 2013

JACCS also admits lending to yakuza

Major credit company JACCS said Wednesday it loaned money to yakuza in the widening scandal sweeping through the banking system. The admission by JACCS, a unit of the gigantic Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is the latest in a growing line and comes as a ...

More businesses admit misrepresenting menu items

Nov 5, 2013

More businesses admit misrepresenting menu items

Major department store chains Takashimaya Co. and Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co. separately said Tuesday that some of their restaurants and stores misrepresented items on their menus, becoming the latest in a string of companies to own up to food fraud. Takashimaya said the ...

Oct 10, 2013

Top Russia MP quits posts over plane rage

A top Russian lawmaker on Wednesday resigned from his senior position with the ruling party after claims he held up an Aeroflot flight with abusive and allegedly intoxicated behavior. Andrei Isayev said he regretted the incident and would resign from his position as deputy ...

Sep 24, 2013

Police probe deaths of girls in washing machine: report

Police in eastern China were investigating the mysterious deaths of two young sisters found in a bloody washing machine over the weekend, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Local police in Jiangxi province have ruled out murder in the case, the Global Times newspaper said, citing ...

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Sep 23, 2013

Parts of fallen star's legacy may yet survive

Ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai’s prospects of an eventual comeback evaporated Sunday after he was sentenced to life in prison and permanently deprived of all political rights, but aspects of his legacy may live on, experts said. The charismatic former Politburo member surprised many ...

| Sep 23, 2013

Bo trial shows obedience, not corruption, is party's goal

The conviction of disgraced top politician Bo Xilai was less about eradicating ubiquitous corruption in China and more about warning Communist Party cadres to stay loyal to the new leadership or suffer the consequences, observers say. President Xi Jinping, who took office earlier this ...

Aug 6, 2013

Discovery adds to woes of baby formula firms in China

Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.’s warnings of tainted ingredients in some products of the world’s largest dairy exporter is the latest blow to baby formula sellers amid Chinese consumers’ concerns about food safety. The possible threat of some baby formula with the contaminated ingredients stocked ...

N.Z. takes charge of Fonterra milk scare response

Aug 6, 2013

N.Z. takes charge of Fonterra milk scare response

New Zealand seized control of Fonterra’s response to a milk contamination scare Tuesday after criticizing the dairy giant’s handling of a crisis that has triggered global recalls and tainted the nation’s “clean, green” image. Economic Development Minister Stephen Joyce said officials had been sent ...