18 looms as new age of majority

| May 4, 2015

18 looms as new age of majority

by Tomoko Otake

Japan’s youth will finally get a chance to have their voices heard in politics. Revisions to the Public Offices Election Law that would lower the minimum voting age to 18 from 20 are being deliberated in the Diet and are widely expected to be ...

Cameron in last-minute push to hold onto power

May 3, 2015

Cameron in last-minute push to hold onto power

Accused of fighting a lackluster election campaign, British Prime Minister David Cameron has turned up the passion in its dying days but risks having left it too late to convince voters. Opinion polls suggest Cameron’s center-right Conservatives may not have done enough to stay ...

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Apr 30, 2015

Clinton: Baltimore shows justice system 'out of balance'

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. criminal justice system has gotten “out of balance” and must be restored through steps such as the use of body cameras by every police department in the country. “It’s time to change our approach,” Clinton said ...

Apr 29, 2015

Russia withdraws authorization for opposition party

Russia has withdrawn the opposition Progress Party led by arch Putin foe Alexei Navalny from the list of authorized parties, the justice ministry announced on Tuesday. The decision came 10 days after the announcement of the creation of a new opposition movement, the Democratic ...