Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

/ Aug 26, 2017

Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protesters who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany's problems. Amid chants of "Merkel just ...

Yokohama Mayor Hayashi easily wins third term

/ Jul 31, 2017

Yokohama Mayor Hayashi easily wins third term

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi cruised to a third four-year term on Sunday by defeating two former national and local politicians. The 71-year-old, who had the backing of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, Komeito, beat former House of Representatives member ...

Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election

/ Jun 26, 2017

Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election

Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu won a third four-year term Sunday, beating Olympic judo silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi, the local election board said. The 68-year-old independent enjoyed a comfortable lead throughout the campaign and was supported by the prefectural chapter of the opposition Democratic Party and ...