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LDP considers serious punishments for 4 members over funds scandal

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering imposing severe punishments on four of its senior members over their involvement in a political funds scandal, with non-endorsement in elections among the possible penalties,...

Japan PM Kishida intends to attend Diet panel on funds scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Wednesday that he plans to attend a parliamentary hearing on a political funds scandal that has rocked his Liberal Democratic Party, in an apparent attempt to...

Thousands at anti-government rally in Croatia allege high-level corruption and demand an election

Thousands of people rallied in Croatia’s capital on Saturday, accusing the ruling center-right party of corruption and demanding that this year’s parliamentary election be held as soon as possible.

Daihatsu partly resumes domestic output after safety test scandal

Daihatsu Motor Co. resumed part of its domestic production on Monday, around one and a half months after suspending its entire output in Japan due to safety test rigging.

EU lawmakers seek an investigation into Serbia vote fraud allegations with an eye to...

European Union lawmakers called on Thursday for an independent investigation into allegations of vote-rigging in Serbia and demanded that EU funds be cut off if the authorities in Belgrade fail to cooperate...

Japan PM vows to restore public trust in politics amid money scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Tuesday to take a leading role in restoring public trust and establishing a stable political base, as a slush funds scandal has sent shockwaves toward his...

As his son faces a graft probe, a Malaysian ex-PM says the government wants...

Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad attacked a graft probe into his associates as politically motivated, a week after his eldest son was ordered to hand over information to investigators.

Prosecutors to build case on Kishida faction over LDP funds scandal

Japanese prosecutors will build a case against a former accountant of a ruling Liberal Democratic Party faction, previously led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in connection with a political fundraising scandal, sources...

Japanese lawmaker Kakizawa indicted over violation of election law

Japanese lawmaker and former senior vice justice minister Mito Kakizawa was indicted Wednesday for violating the election law by allegedly running illegal campaign financing related to a Tokyo ward election last April,...

86.6% in Japan back tougher political funds control laws amid scandal

A Kyodo News survey released Sunday shows that 86.6 percent of respondents back tougher political funds control laws in Japan amid a fundraising scandal embroiling the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.