Apr 15, 2015

Australian supermarket pulls controversial ANZAC ad

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media and from the government, which said it trivialized the memory of ANZAC soldiers who fought in World War I. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson criticized the campaign for relying ...

Mar 29, 2015

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

Dozens of Brazilian firms, including industrial companies and banks, are under investigation amid allegations they paid $5.9 billion in bribes to tax officials, police said Saturday. Brazil is already reeling from the biggest graft scandal the country has known, a $3.8 billion scam involving ...

Mar 28, 2015

Sendai official sacked over fake funeral claims

A civil servant who made up deaths and even claimed he was going to the same person’s funeral twice has been sacked in Miyagi Prefecture. Shigenori Natori was fired from his job managing public parks in Sendai after taking 16 days of bereavement leave ...