Monday, July 20, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the government will go back to the drawing board regarding the construction plan of the new National Stadium.
For John Kerry, vindication came at midnight. As last Monday became Tuesday in Vienna, the U.S. secretary of state picked up the telephone in his first-floor room at the ornate, 19th-century Palais Coburg and called the White House.
Japan has not had a formal military since the United States wrote the country's pacifist Constitution at the end of World War II, only a self-defense force. Tokyo was happy to be the joey in the American kangaroo's pouch. Thus protected by treaty, it could afford to limit its defense spending to 1 percent of gross domestic product.
Trouble is slowly brewing in the Thai tourism industry as licensed guides take to the streets in Pattaya to protest against unlicensed foreigners allegedly taking away their jobs.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The national election in the UK in May provided a devastating defeat to public opinion polls as well as political parties. The center-right Conservative Party won an unexpected clear majority in the House of Commons, which forms governments. Prime Minister David Cameron's new government is moving fast to exploit victory., 1 Comment
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is rushing to keep his promise, made in the United States Congress, to enact new security laws by the end of September to enable Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) to go to the aid of friendly nations under attack.
The third rescue plan for Greece has not even been finalized but already the parties at the center of the deal are raising doubts over its viability.
Sara, who turned eight a few days back, does not attend school. The reason: her parents are too poor.
A statue of Buddha stolen from a shrine in Japan and smuggled into South Korea has been returned to Japan.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand U.S. President Barack Obama and his tireless Secretary of State John Kerry presented a technically well-crafted plan which would supposedly keep the Iranian nuclear genie in the bottle but not dismantle the actual atomic program.