Ex-U.N. chief's relatives indicted in bribery scheme

Jan 11, 2017

Ex-U.N. chief's relatives indicted in bribery scheme

Two relatives of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with plotting to bribe a Middle East official to influence the $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. Ban’s nephew, Joo Hyun-bahn, was released on $250,000 bail ...

Jul 31, 2016

India providing food to laid-off workers in Saudi Arabia

India’s foreign minister said the government is providing food aid to thousands of Indian workers in Saudi Arabia who are not able to buy food after losing their jobs in the kingdom. Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a series of tweets over the ...

Nov 20, 2015

Piling industry group mum on data falsification in the industry

A piling industry group that was called upon to check for data falsification in the industry has failed to say whether such cases exist. Akira Kurose, head of the Concrete Pile Installation Technology Association, told reporters at a Thursday news conference the group is ...

Nov 4, 2015

Building pilings scandal widens; piling worker 'apologizes' to mother

Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp., beset by a faked construction-records scandal, says a worker who fabricated data for pilings beneath a tilting condominium in Yokohama manipulated figures for at least eight other facilities nationwide. The facilities include a business hotel in Aichi Prefecture, a ...