Aug 10, 2015

Fed-up Aussie dad asks MPs to fund family holiday

An Australian father outraged by taxpayer-funded travel perks for politicians and their families has turned the tables by asking members of parliament to help fund his own vacation with his children. Australian politics has been consumed with stories about the “entitlements” elected representatives are ...

Aug 3, 2015

Abbot of China's famed Shaolin Temple under investigation

Chinese authorities are investigating allegations of misbehavior made online against the controversial abbot of China’s famed Shaolin Temple. The religious affairs bureau under the Denfeng city government says it was asked by the national body to look into the claims against Master Shi Yongxin. ...

Jul 29, 2015

Scandal-hit Toshiba eyes retaining Muromachi as president

Toshiba Corp. is looking at the possibility of retaining temporary President Masashi Muromachi when it appoints its new management team next month as it regroups following an accounting scandal, according to company sources. Muromachi, who is also Toshiba chairman, tentatively took over the presidency ...

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

Jul 28, 2015

British peer quits House of Lords over cocaine and sex sting

A member of the upper chamber of Britain’s Parliament resigned Tuesday, apologizing for causing “pain and embarrassment” after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers. John Sewel — whose title is Lord Sewel — caved in to pressure, telling parliamentary ...

Jul 27, 2015

Jiji Press disciplines reporter over Okinawa remarks

The Jiji Press news agency decided Monday to take disciplinary measures for employees over inappropriate remarks made by one of its reporters in connection with the Futenma base relocation plan in Okinawa Prefecture. The company decided to suspend the unnamed 47-year-old male employee, who ...