Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks at an interview ...
Mar 3rd, 2012
(Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda speaks at an interview with the foreign media in Tokyo March 3, 2012. Noda said on Saturday he had no intention to call an early election any time soon and saw some promising signs that an elusive agreement with the opposition on his tax hike proposals was still possible. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS) -
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved a $182 billion economic package on Thursday to pull the economy out of deflation, but doubts remain about the economic impact. The package has raised concerns that Japan's government has not broken away from the stop-gap measures and piecemeal policymaking that some say has hampered lo... [Full Article]
RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Latvia's prime minister unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday, saying he can no longer lead the country after a supermarket roof collapse killed 54 people and sparked public outrage. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian ministers reached the main government headquarters in Kiev on Wednesday despite attempts by protesters to block their way and were preparing to hold a regular cabinet meeting, the government press service said. Thousands of protesters, demonstrating against the government's policy U-turn away from Europe, earlier thi... [Full Article]
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist Hamas group, long shunned by the West and increasingly isolated in the Middle East, has appointed its first spokeswoman, a 23-year-old who used to live in Britain and speaks with a Yorkshire accent. Isra Al-Modallal's job is to convey the views of the Hamas government that controls Gaza to the... [Full Article]