Oct 8, 2014

Opposition must pressure Abe

The opposition should realize that if it fails to strictly scrutinize the Abe administration's actions in the extraordinary Diet session, it is not fulfilling its duty to serve the public.

Aug 7, 2014

Wikipedia fights back against Europe's 'right to be forgotten'

Wikipedia fought back against Europe’s “right to be forgotten” by listing the online encyclopaedia’s articles removed from search results, snubbing a court ruling that allows people to stop personal information appearing under Internet searches. The Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs the free ...

Jul 23, 2014

Powerful DPJ members call for new leadership vote

Democratic Party of Japan bigwigs, including former Deputy Prime Minister Katsuya Okada, called Tuesday for an early election for the leadership of the opposition party. At a key party meeting, Okada and former Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa said the current leadership team led by ...

NRA poised to greenlight restart of two Kagoshima reactors

Jul 16, 2014

NRA poised to greenlight restart of two Kagoshima reactors

The Nuclear Regulation Authority was expected Wednesday to approve the restart of two atomic reactors, in a move likely to ignite fresh protests over returning to the technology more than three years after the Fukushima meltdown crisis started. NRA officials were to make public ...

Jul 8, 2014

U.S. diplomat who met Shiite group is ordered out of Bahrain

Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski is not welcome ...

Feb 12, 2014

Thai opposition loses bid to annul election

Thailand’s opposition on Wednesday lost a legal bid to nullify a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests, in a boost to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s crisis-hit administration. The kingdom’s Constitutional Court declined to consider the petition by the Democrat Party to annul the Feb. ...

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Jan 29, 2014

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Ukraine’s opposition Wednesday pressed for more concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych to resolve a deadly political crisis, including an amnesty for jailed activists, after securing the resignation of the prime minister and his entire government. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was expected to ...