Lost home, fees for the dead - Australia banking inquiry hears testimony

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian inquiry into the financial services sector heard tearful testimony on Thursday from a nurse who lost her home after taking advice from a major lender, and that the country's biggest bank knowingly charged dead clients for


Subaru shares fall after NHK report of mileage cheating

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Subaru Corp falsified mileage and emissions readings on hundreds of vehicles, the country's national broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday, knocking off as much as 3 percent from Subaru's share price.

Life & Style

Festival brings sunshine to scandal-hit sumo wrestling

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Laughter, sunshine and optimism were the order of the day at the ceremonial Spring Festival sumo tournament held at a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Monday.


Japan PM Abe's rating falls in media poll amid scandal woes

TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, plagued by accusations of cronyism and cover-ups, fell to 26.7 percent in a survey by private broadcaster Nippon TV released on Sunday, the lowest since he took office in December 2012.


EU privacy watchdogs to look into harvesting of data from social media

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy watchdogs will look deeper into the harvesting of personal data from social networks for economic or political purposes following the scandal engulfing Facebook Inc. after data from nearly 87 million users was i

United States

Missouri House committee to release report on Greitens scandal

(Reuters) - A Missouri House of Representatives committee was set to release a report on Wednesday on its investigation of a scandal embroiling Governor Eric Greitens, who has been charged with invasion of privacy in connection with an extramarital affair


Japan's Abe sticks to denials as scandal doubts keep swirling

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied on Wednesday that he had intervened to secure preferential treatment for a friend's plan to set up a veterinary school despite new reports he had discussed the matter with the friend.


Explainer: Why scandal-hit Najib is expected to win Malaysia's election

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Barisan Nasional ruling coalition may be able to shrug off a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal, disenchantment about the increased costs of living, and a challenge from former pri


Pelosi calls for EPA chief Pruitt to resign as scandal grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, on Friday called for Scott Pruitt to resign as head of the Environmental Protection Agency amid a growing scandal involving a condo he rented at wel

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