Lawmaking

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Published 14/08/2017

There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. [more…]

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

Published 14/08/2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. [more…]

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Texas `bathroom` bills stalled in special legislative session

Published 14/08/2017

Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills. [more…]

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Published 14/08/2017

With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax. [more…]

U.S. judge orders Illinois to boost disabled care

U.S. judge orders Illinois to boost disabled care

Published 11/08/2017

A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Illinois was not providing sufficient resources for the care of developmentally disabled residents and ordered the state to come up with a plan to restore services. [more…]

Jefferson Starship guitarist can pursue lawsuit over band name

Jefferson Starship guitarist can pursue lawsuit over band name

Published 11/08/2017

A founding member of Jefferson Starship may pursue part of his lawsuit seeking to stop former bandmates from using the rock group's name, a federal judge ruled on Friday. [more…]

Republican, Democratic senators seek answers in Wells auto scandal

Republican, Democratic senators seek answers in Wells auto scandal

Published 09/08/2017

A group of U.S. senators from both parties on Wednesday turned up the heat on Wells Fargo Inc. over its latest scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of car-loan borrowers were charged each month without their knowledge for collision insurance, which many of them did not need. [more…]

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years` jail

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years` jail

Published 07/08/2017

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. [more…]

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan`s capital, new governor says

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan`s capital, new governor says

Published 07/08/2017

Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done. [more…]

Police raid office of Samsung family homes over decorating expenses

Police raid office of Samsung family homes over decorating expenses

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean police on Monday raided a management office for residences of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and his family over alleged misappropriation of company funds used to pay for interior renovations, they said. [more…]