Brazil president tries to minimize fallout from tainted meat trade

Mar 20, 2017

Brazil president tries to minimize fallout from tainted meat trade

Brazil’s president met Sunday with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimize damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market. Speaking at the presidential palace, President Michel Temer told the ...

South Korea's ex-president hounded over dumped dogs

Mar 14, 2017

South Korea's ex-president hounded over dumped dogs

Seoul AP It was hard to imagine that ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye could get any more unpopular. But that was before an animal rights group accused her of animal abandonment for leaving nine dogs at the presidential palace before returning to her ...

Opposition lawmaker irks Abe with 'Akheed scandal' jibe

Mar 2, 2017

Opposition lawmaker irks Abe with 'Akheed scandal' jibe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted sharply Thursday after an opposition lawmaker described the shady land deal involving the government, an ultranationalist school chain and his wife, Akie, as the “Akheed scandal,” playing on the infamous 1976 Lockheed scandal. “That way of saying things goes ...

Feb 25, 2017

Machine maker accused of overcharging ASDF by at least ¥9 million

A Tokyo-based maker of precision machinery overcharged the Air Self-Defense Force by at least ¥9 million over a three-year period to fiscal 2015, the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency said Friday. The agency, an affiliate of the Defense Ministry, suspects Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co. ...