Scotland's SNP vows to fight to keep Britain in EU

/ Oct 18, 2015

Scotland's SNP vows to fight to keep Britain in EU

The leader of the Scottish National Party pledged Saturday to fight to keep Britain in the European Union as pressure mounts on the government to clarify its stance on the issue. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on EU membership ...

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

/ May 24, 2015

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world’s first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how ...

/ Mar 8, 2015

Record 30% of Japanese want SDF beefed up: Cabinet survey

A record 29.9 percent of Japanese say they want the Self-Defense Forces’ capabilities boosted, a government survey said. The figure was up 5.1 percentage points from a survey three years ago, and almost twice the 2009 figure, after which SDF personnel were involved in ...