Liberal Democratic Party

  • India-born millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics February 16, 2014

    London: The arrest of an India-born businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major Rolls-Royce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multi-millionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, well-known as major political...
  • Japan's next PM must cope with China, economy December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Conservative ex-premier Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead Japan after his Liberal Democratic Party surged back to power in Sunday's election, but he must move swiftly to bolster a sagging economy and manage strained ties with China to avoid the fate of his short-lived predecessors. Abe,...
  • Japan's Liberal Democratic Party surges back to power December 17, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) surged back to power in an election on Sunday just three years after a devastating defeat, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. An LDP win will usher in a government committed to a...
  • Japan votes in election, LDP may return to power December 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan voted on Sunday in an election expected to return the conservative Liberal Democratic Party to power after a three-year hiatus, giving ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a chance to push his hawkish security agenda and radical economic recipe. Polls opened at 0700 am (2200 GMT) and will close at...
  • Conservative party favored as voting in Japan begins December 16, 2012

    Tokyo: Voting has begun in Japanese parliamentary elections that will likely put the once-dominant conservatives back in power after a three-year break amid widespread voter dismay with the current ruling Democrats. Major newspapers are predicting Sunday's vote will give the Liberal Democratic Party, led by the nationalistic former Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • British councillor suspended for 'coconut' slur July 2, 2009

    London: A local councillor in a British city has been suspended for calling an Indian-origin rival "coconut" - a racial slur. Shirley Brown, a councillor belonging to the Liberal Democrat party in the city of Bristol, hurled the slur at her Tory rival Jay Jethwa during a debate in February. Brown has...
  • Abe, 52, is Japan's youngest PM September 26, 2006

    Tokyo: Shinzo Abe, an advocate of tighter ties with Washington and a bigger say for Japan in world affairs, was elected Japan's prime minister by parliament on Tuesday, becoming at 52 the youngest Japanese leader since World War II. The hawkish Abe, a relative novice by Japanese political standards, faces the...