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 ...

Nov 14, 2013

Latest allegation: Toronto mayor had prostitutes in his office

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admits smoking crack cocaine, faced new allegations in police documents released Tuesday that he brought prostitutes to his office, guzzled vodka in his car and made a racial slur to a taxi driver. The allegations, part of documents released ...

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 ...