Japan's largest opposition Democratic Party has demanded that the head of a school operator with ties to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie, appear before parliament to explain its purchase of government-owned land, it said on Wednesday. DNA, 1 month ago
By Linda Sieg | TOKYO TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, now in a rare fifth year as leader, is battling scandals on two separate fronts as questions swirl about his ties to a nationalist school involved in a murky land deal and his defence ...First Post.com, 1 week ago
Japan is planning for Emperor Akihito to retire and be replaced by his eldest son on January 1, 2019, reports said today, as the country works on a legal framework for its first abdication in 200 years. Akihito, 83, expressed a desire in August to abdicate ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros ($3.24 billion) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the Western military alliance adapts to new threats, a senior official said. Seeking to ...Sify, 1 day ago
'Our prime minister manifests a vision for India to be great and powerful, but the modernity required -- of thinking, attitudes, behaviour -- seems alien, if not abhorrent, to his constituency and associates,' says Ambassador K Shankar Bajpai.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Is 2017 another anniversary of 1947, or a turning point? India at 70 differs widely from what it was and what most founding fathers envisaged. The Constitution they gave us on Republic Day 1950 suited their vision, but ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
UNSC membership: China responds cautiously to India's offer to give up veto, offers 'package solution'
China today called for a "package solution" accommodating "concerns and interests" of all parties to reform the UN Security Council after India along with other G4 nations offered to initially forgo veto powers to secure a permanent seat on the world body's ...DNA, 1 week ago
The Election Commission of India (EC) is seeking to ban anonymous donations over Rs 2,000 to political parties. However, a study by a social organisation has revealed that more than two-thirds of donations received by national and regional political parties ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
The world is in fluid political times, and the opportunity for emerging figures to make their mark is considerable. Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
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