Jul 16, 2014

U.K.'s Cameron promotes women

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Euroskeptics to senior roles in an appeal to voters in next May’s national election. After last minute adjustments, women will now make ...

Apr 1, 2014

Japan starts compiling minutes of Cabinet meetings

The government began compiling the minutes of Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting in preparation of making them public for the first time. The minutes of each meeting, with date, place, the name of the participants and their statements, will be put on the website of the ...

Cabinet to mull bitcoin regulation 'if necessary'

Mar 18, 2014

Cabinet to mull bitcoin regulation 'if necessary'

The Abe administration decided Tuesday to consider taking steps to regulate bitcoin trading, if necessary, after obtaining more information about the digital currency. But the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not say whether it will immediately seek a legal system to regulate ...

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Feb 25, 2014

Egypt's military-backed government resigns

Egypt’s interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation’s military chief to leave his defense minister’s post to run for president. Hazem el-Beblawi’s military-backed government was ...

Defense Ministry draws up Nankai Trough quake response plans

Jan 11, 2014

Defense Ministry draws up Nankai Trough quake response plans

The Defense Ministry has drawn up response plans for a possible huge Nankai Trough earthquake south of Japan, Jiji Press learned Friday. The plans call for using some 65 Self-Defense Forces vessels and about 300 aircraft for rescue and relief activities, since many areas ...

Sep 17, 2013

Abe keeps LDP leadership lineup; minor Cabinet change seen

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe maintained the lineup of his Liberal Democratic Party executives Tuesday, though he is expected to reshuffle lower-ranking members of the Cabinet later this month, party lawmakers said. The party’s general council backed Abe’s decision to keep Shigeru Ishiba as secretary-general ...