Nov 20, 2014

Ex-minister Makiko Tanaka won't run in snap election

Another prominent political figure is bowing out ahead of the snap election next month: Former education minister Makiko Tanaka will not run for office, sources said Thursday. The 70-year-old daughter of late Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka failed to win a seat in the Lower ...

Nov 20, 2014

Two Your Party lawmakers apply to join DPJ

Two House of Representatives lawmakers from Your Party applied Thursday to join the Democratic Party of Japan, the nation’s largest opposition party, a day after the smaller group decided to disband. The DPJ will make arrangements to allow Koichi Yamauchi and Katsuhito Nakajima to ...

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

Oct 28, 2014

Tunisians shun Islamists in vote for stability

Tunisia’s well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for the turbulent years they ruled after the Arab Spring that saw the rise of terrorist groups in this North African nation. Voters sought security and stability with familiar faces from Tunisia’s ...

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Oct 27, 2014

Ukraine votes for pro-West parties, peace talks

Pro-Western and nationalist parties swept Ukraine’s parliamentary election Sunday, exit polls showed, in a boost for President Petro Poroshenko’s anti-corruption reforms and his promise to make peace with pro-Russian rebels. The results indicated overwhelming consensus on Ukraine’s bid to steer from Russia’s orbit onto ...