British minister's resignation set to sharpen the EU-exit debate

World Mar 19, 2016

British minister's resignation set to sharpen the EU-exit debate

British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced into a hasty cabinet reshuffle on Saturday after the dramatic resignation of a senior minister that threatens to widen divisions over Europe within the ruling Conservative Party. The rancorous departure of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, ...

World Jan 6, 2015

CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

CIA Inspector General David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA's detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective Jan. 31, the CIA said on Monday. The agency said in a statement that Buckley, who ...

Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items

National Oct 21, 2014

Fans reportedly handed out by Matsushima prove hot auction items

Fans boasted as having been handed out by ex-Justice Minister Midori Matsushima in her Tokyo electoral district are fetching more than ¥10,000 on a major Internet auction site. The "uchiwa" started appearing on Yahuoku (Yahoo Japan's online auction site) soon after the Democratic Party of ...

Abe accepts METI chief Obuchi's resignation over funds scandal

National / Politics Oct 20, 2014

Abe accepts METI chief Obuchi's resignation over funds scandal

Trade and industry minister Yuko Obuchi resigned Monday morning over her alleged misuse of political funds. Obuchi officially announced the decision at a press conference at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry after meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who accepted her resignation. Obuchi said ...