/ Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland’s bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May’s team ...

Japan, EU to seek action on North Korea rights abuses

Mar 16, 2017

Japan, EU to seek action on North Korea rights abuses

Japan and the European Union are poised to call for concrete measures to hold those responsible for human rights abuses in North Korea accountable, according to a draft of their resolution to be submitted to a U.N. human rights panel. The two parties plan ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Russia wants to destroy EU: Montenegro leader

Montenegro’s former prime minister has called on the European Union to stop Russia’s “destructive” influence in the Balkans following what the country says was a thwarted attempt to overthrow its pro-Western government. Milo Djukanovic, who stepped down after the alleged pro-Russian plot in October ...

Feb 17, 2017

Japan asks Britain to ensure transparency over exit from EU

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida asked his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Thursday to ensure “transparency and predictability” with regard to Britain’s planned exit from the European Union. In a meeting in Bonn, Germany, Kishida requested that Brexit not affect Japanese companies operating in Britain, ...