Strip search puts strain on India-U.S. ties

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 19, 2013

Strip search puts strain on India-U.S. ties

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his regret to India over the arrest and strip search of a consular official in New York as he sought to calm a row over the incident Wednesday. Kerry phoned Indian National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon to convey ...

Bogus Mandela interpreter reportedly faced murder charge

World Dec 14, 2013

Bogus Mandela interpreter reportedly faced murder charge

South Africa's government was confronted Friday with a new and chilling allegation about the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial: He was reportedly accused of murder 10 years ago. Officials said they were investigating the revelation by the national eNCA TV news station. ...

Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants

World / Crime & Legal Dec 11, 2013

Court: Exec guilty over faulty French implants

A disgraced French businessman was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for filling tens of thousands of breast implants with industrial grade silicone. But he left the courthouse freely after lodging an appeal, and thousands of women will ...

North Korea admits Kim's powerful uncle was purged

Asia Pacific Dec 9, 2013

North Korea admits Kim's powerful uncle was purged

North Korea on Monday acknowledged the purge of leader Kim Jong Un's influential uncle for alleged corruption, drug use, gambling and a long list of other "anti-state" acts, apparently ending the career of the country's second most powerful official. The young North Korean leader will ...

Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012

National / Politics Dec 7, 2013

Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012

Ichiro Ozawa of the minor opposition force Seikatsu no To (People’s Life Party) raised more political funds than any other Diet member in 2012, reclaiming the top spot.

Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers

World Dec 1, 2013

Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers

by Jamie Doward and Charlotte Latimer

It operates from an exclusive Mayfair address and throws lavish parties for politicians of all parties. Ostensibly an independent trade body, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) regularly takes members of Parliament, members of the European Parliament and British government officials on trips to the ...