National / Crime & Legal Nov 14, 2014

Diet passes tougher terrorism law

The Upper House on Friday passed a toughened law on preventing terrorism funding that makes harboring terrorists or supplying them with weapons punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The amended law, which could take effect as early as next month, follows international calls ...

World Oct 29, 2014

Qatar emir to face questions on jihadist funding on U.K. state visit

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is expected to reject allegations that his country is funding Islamic State militants during a three-day state visit to Britain that began on Tuesday. Sheikh Tamim's first official visit to Britain since becoming emir in ...

World Jul 29, 2014

U.S. veterans deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, and Rep. Jeff ...