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Two of the five female ministers in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet resigned on Monday over money scandals. Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima quit within two months of becoming part of Abe's cabinet. Obuchi stepped down owning responsibility...

Report of misuse of political funds is forcing the newly appointed Japanese Economy, Trade and Industries minister Yuko Obuchi to resign. She has been projected as a possible candidate for the first woman premier. If she resigns, it would be a real blow to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was trying...

The government of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia has decided to go on with the planned independence referendum, but with a different legal frame work. Regional President Artur Mas said the November 9 vote will be non-binding, with the effect of an opinion poll. Addressing a news conference...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who was not seen in public for more than a month amidst speculations about his health, on Tuesday gave a "field guidance" at a newly built housing complex for scientists in Wisong. It was his first public appearance since attending a concert with his wife on September...