Prosecutors, paper replay last minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

Mar 30, 2015

Prosecutors, paper replay last minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside, unfolded according ...

Jan 23, 2015

Three Tepco execs again dodge indictment over meltdown disaster

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office dismissed a case Thursday against three former senior executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. again over their alleged negligence for failing to prevent the March 2011 tsunami-triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The prosecutor’s ...

Dec 19, 2014

Germany arrests trio accused of spying for Turkey

German prosecutors said Thursday that they have arrested three Turkish men accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for Turkish intelligence. The federal prosecutor’s office said two of the suspects — identified in line with German privacy rules only as Muhammad Taha G. and ...

Jun 19, 2014

Prosecutors to tape victims, witnesses

The Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday it has instructed the offices of district prosecutors across the country to extend the recording of interrogation sessions for suspects to victims and witnesses on a trial basis. The top office said it filed the instruction with ...

Aug 18, 2013

Privacy for child assault victim

The Tokyo District Court should not press prosecutors to identify the child victim of an indecent assault as police have a new policy of safeguarding victims' privacy.