Italy hides ancient nude sculptures from visiting Iranian president

Jan 27, 2016

Italy hides ancient nude sculptures from visiting Iranian president

A decision by Italian officials to cover ancient nude statues so as to not offend Iran’s visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around ...

DPJ special team pressures Amari over bribery claims

Jan 25, 2016

DPJ special team pressures Amari over bribery claims

A task force formed by the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan agreed Monday to persist in demanding that economy minister Akira Amari provide a clear answer to allegations that he exchanged favors for money with a construction company. “Diet questioning will start Tuesday. ...