Aug 17, 2015

Myanmar ruling party leaders to meet Monday before parliamentary showdown

Myanmar's ruling party has called a hastily arranged leadership meeting on Monday to prepare for a showdown with their ousted party chairman in parliament this week, two senior party members said on Sunday. Rivalry between two of Myanmar's most powerful establishment figures — party chairman ...

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

/ May 24, 2015

Ireland gives resounding 'yes' to gay marriage

Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue. As the official ballot counting continued, the only question appeared to be how large ...

/ Mar 8, 2015

Record 30% of Japanese want SDF beefed up: Cabinet survey

A record 29.9 percent of Japanese say they want the Self-Defense Forces' capabilities boosted, a government survey said. The figure was up 5.1 percentage points from a survey three years ago, and almost twice the 2009 figure, after which SDF personnel were involved in search-and-rescue ...