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The Upper House election in the summer of 2013 was borderline unconstitutional due to an “outrageous” disparity in the weight of votes between districts, the ...
Thailand’s parliament has voted to ban commercial surrogacy after outrage erupted over the unregulated industry following a series scandals including the case of an Australian ...
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once ...
British researchers are to conduct trials in Guinea on a 15-minute Ebola test, the Wellcome Trust and U.K. government said in a joint statement Friday. ...
Honda Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. may have to recall another 200,000 cars in Japan to replace Takata Corp. air bags if the maker ...
Car owners are looking to color wrapping to breathe new excitement into their rides. One of them is a 55-year-old executive at a Tokyo real ...
An Australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital. Guinness World ...
The failure earlier this year of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox may have stirred Japanese doubts about the credibility of the digital currency. But despite ...
Chinese authorities say in a six-month report card on their security crackdown in Xinjiang that they busted 115 terrorist gangs before they could unleash violence. ...
When a country imports almost all its energy, a slide in oil prices to a four-year low should be helpful — cutting costs for companies ...
Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European ...
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City’s High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban ...
Hospitals with emergency departments are having difficulty caring for people with dementia, a survey led by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology says. About ...
The Kanze Nohgaku Theater in Tokyo’s Shibuya district plans to close in March and reopen in Ginza in November 2016, according to the head of ...
Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture is experiencing its first magmatic eruption in 21 years, the Metrological Agency’s regional headquarters in Fukuoka announced Thursday. The nation’s ...
China surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest stock market for the first time in three years amid growing investor confidence that policymakers in Beijing will ...
When EU politicians call for the breakup of Google, it can sound like sour grapes, the anti-American backlash of an aging continent envious and fearful ...
Britain’s main political parties struck what they said was a historic deal to grant Scotland tax-raising powers and greater autonomy to try to satisfy disappointed ...
Britain’s continued membership in the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare ...
In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong ...
A Jewish woman who left a photo of herself in Japan while fleeing from Nazi Germany has been identified, and the photo was recently returned ...
A winter storm that wreaked travel chaos across the U.S. Northeast and eastern Canada left hundreds of thousands of people without power on Thanksgiving. About ...
Im Young-ae and her husband, a crew member who survived the Sewol ferry disaster, had dreamed of a peaceful retirement by the sea until their ...
Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia’s east coast, leaving an $100 million Australian dollars ($85 million) ...
A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the prodemocracy movement as it ...
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