Jun 2, 2015

Son of Chongryon chief indicted over mushroom imports

Prosecutors have indicted four people, including a son of Ho Jong Man, chairman of the pro-Pyongyang group Chongryon, on suspicion of illegally importing matsutake mushrooms from North Korea. The four were charged Tuesday with conspiring to import about 3 tons of the North Korean-grown ...

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 ...