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SCANDALS

Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 18, 2013
Was rodeo mask act more than just a case of clowning around?
As some people at the Missouri State Fair see it, the rodeo incident earlier this month in which a ringleader taunted a clown wearing a mask of President Barack Obama and played with his lips as a bull charged after him was neither racist nor disrespectful.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 9, 2013
Sex addiction? Sorry, chaps, it's just plain old lust
Candidate Anthony Weiner is unlikely ever to trouble British voters, that is not to say Weiner can be filed away, with complete confidence, under the category "U.S. politicians who have incautiously disseminated images of their private parts, using the alter ego Carlos Danger." For one thing, given the...
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 5, 2013
Phone sex partner rues her affair with Weiner
Yes, Sydney Leathers is her real name. And despite the phone sex and the offers from porn producers, the Indiana woman at the center of the latest Anthony Weiner scandal says she was looking for love — not fame — when she first got involved with the disgraced New York politician.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 31, 2013
Lincoln statue vandal suspect is Chinese national
Moments before District of Columbia police found Jiamei Tian hiding in a bathroom stall at Washington National Cathedral, a family of tourists had spotted her in a back pew of the Children's Chapel guarding two bags and muttering softly in a foreign language.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 28, 2013
Weiner wife emerges as husband's chief defender despite repeat of sex scandal
It was his news conference, but it was hard to take your eyes off her. With Huma Abedin's emergence as her husband's chief defender and protector in a second sex scandal, she made a public transformation from being the victim of Anthony Weiner's transgressions to a full partner in his ambition.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 27, 2013
Jilted mistresses emerge as China's new whistle-blowers on corruption
As President Xi Jinping pledges to clean up government corruption in China, an unlikely group of self-styled whistle-blowers has emerged: jilted mistresses.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 26, 2013
Weiner tallies dalliances online while in Congress
Former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner estimates he had illicit online relationships with six to 10 women while in Congress and no more than three after resigning, a revelation that comes as a new poll shows his support dropping.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Jul 15, 2013
Russian activist pays high price for actions
After three men in this heavily polluted city west of Yekaterinburg beat Stepan Chernogubov unconscious, fracturing his skull and knocking out three teeth, criminal investigators took him, still bleeding, to a police station where they questioned him for four hours and then threatened to bring charges...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 27, 2013
Sibling spy case spotlights North Korean defectors
Earlier this year, one of the most prominent North Korean defectors, Yoo Woo Sung, walked out of his apartment building in Seoul and found four South Korean government vehicles waiting for him.
COMMENTARY / World
May 23, 2013
'Obama scandals' could actually hurt Republicans
Three current controversies about the Obama administration won't help Republican politicians if they cannot devise a popular agenda on health care and other issues.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2013
Obama keeps fluid grip on levels of power
President Barack Obama's professed ignorance of the targeting of conservatives by one government agency and his support of tracking journalists' sources by another highlight one of the great paradoxes of his presidency: Sometimes he uses his office as aggressively as anyone who's held it; other times...
WORLD
May 18, 2013
Before tea party scandal, IRS harassed gay groups
Before there was the tea party, there was Big Mama Rag, Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 17, 2013
Top French officials disclose personal wealth
The wealthiest member of France's Socialist government, French people learned Monday, is Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who inherited a $7.8 million fortune from his family's trade in art and antiques. But Michele Delaunay, minister for the aged, also disclosed a comfortable stash: $7 million,...
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 13, 2013
Catholic priests unmasked: 'God doesn't like boys who cry'
March 13, 2013. The world is waiting. Television screens show days-old footage of cardinals in red and white, processing past Vatican guards into the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel for the papal conclave.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 12, 2013
Hollande seeks to eradicate tax havens
With the French government reeling over a minister's tax-dodging scandal, President Francois Hollande proposed a law Wednesday that would force ministers, legislators and other senior officials to declare their assets publicly and submit to auditing by a "totally independent" authority before and after...
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 28, 2013
Myanmar's 'cronies' face spate of criticism
A new English word has entered the colloquial language in Myanmar, a word that could not even be uttered in public until recently. The word is "crony," and it describes the business elite who exploited their closeness to the country's military rulers to amass vast wealth in the past two decades.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 18, 2013
Man who shot '47 Percent' video reveals identity
Until last week, Scott Prouty's only bout with fame came when he dived into a canal in Florida and saved a woman from drowning. Like many Americans, the Boston area native held down working-class jobs, ran into some financial trouble and remained generally anonymous.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 6, 2013
Escort 'paid to make up tale about U.S. senator'
An escort who appeared on a video claiming that New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez paid her for sex has told Dominican authorities that she was instead paid to make up the claims and has never met or seen the senator, according to court documents and two people briefed on her claim.

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