World / Politics Mar 17, 2017

U.K.'s Brexit fight with Scotland escalates as May rejects vote

Prime Minister Theresa May rejected Scotland's bid to hold a referendum on independence before the U.K. leaves the European Union, the latest twist in the increasingly acrimonious fight over Brexit with the nationalist government in Edinburgh. While not ruling one out eventually, May's team said ...

World Aug 21, 2015

Ex-Malaysia leader Mahathir calls for no-confidence vote against Najib

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad has called for an immediate vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Najib Razak, saying Najib has made members of parliament beholden to him by giving them lucrative government posts. Najib, under growing pressure over allegations of graft and financial mismanagement ...

National Dec 12, 2014

Heavy snow projected to hit Sea of Japan coast

The Meteorological Agency on Friday forecast heavy snow overnight for regions facing the Sea of Japan. On Friday morning snow was already falling in northern Japan, including parts of Hokkaido and Tohoku, and was expected in western Japan the same night. The heaviest snowfall over the ...

World Nov 27, 2014

Switzerland's wealthy expats braced for vote on tax break

Many of Switzerland's foreign millionaires will be watching nervously on Sunday as voters decide whether to scrap one of the country's biggest tax perks for expatriates. Switzerland's system of charging foreign residents with no gainful activity in the country a lump sum based on their ...

Libyan parliament fails to agree on new prime minister

World / Politics May 4, 2014

Libyan parliament fails to agree on new prime minister

Libya's parliament failed on Sunday to elect a new prime minister after several inconclusive votes, lawmakers in the North African country said, adding to turmoil in the oil producer. Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq had emerged as front runner in the final vote but he failed to ...

Okinawa elects pro-military base mayor Sachio Kuwae

National Apr 28, 2014

Okinawa elects pro-military base mayor Sachio Kuwae

A supporter of a plan to relocate a U.S. military base won Sunday's mayoral election in the city of Okinawa with the backing of the ruling bloc, defeating an anti-base candidate. Sachio Kuwae, 58, a former member of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly, used support from ...