Trump curbs IRS action over political activities of churches

World / Politics May 5, 2017

Trump curbs IRS action over political activities of churches

Declaring he was giving churches their "voices back," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations — a move that fell far short of a more sweeping order some supporters had expected. As ...

Press freedoms threatened

Commentary / World Jan 16, 2015

Press freedoms threatened

by Hugh Cortazzi

A former British ambassador to Japan hopes that Japanese as well as British cartoonists continue to expose the pomposity, hypocrisy and inadequacies of their politicians, warning that press freedom can never be taken for granted.

Editorials Jan 9, 2015

'Je suis Charlie'

The world has united in defiance of the terrorist attempt to silence a French magazine. It must remain equally vigilant against over-reaction to the killings.