Will Abe pull snap election to stay in power?

National / Politics Dec 15, 2019

Will Abe pull snap election to stay in power?

After a scandal-dominated extraordinary Diet session closed last Monday, speculation began focusing on when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will use his power to call a snap election to prevent his administration from becoming a lame duck. Abe became Japan's longest-serving prime minister in terms of ...

Some shock upsets from this week's U.K. general election

World / Politics Dec 13, 2019

Some shock upsets from this week's U.K. general election

The British election threw up some shock results Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover." With Prime Minister Boris Johnson winning a sweeping majority, areas that had voted ...

Scotland's future in spotlight again after U.K. election

World / Politics Dec 13, 2019

Scotland's future in spotlight again after U.K. election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be celebrating a stunning election victory, but another leader also scored an emphatic win — and it is one that promises to set up a renewed clash over the United Kingdom's future. The Scottish National Party was on course ...