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Japan to ramp up defence spending to pay for new fighters, radar

Japan to ramp up defence spending to pay for new fighters, radar

Japan aims to boost defence spending over the next five years to help pay for new stealth fighters and other advanced US military equipment, a source with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday.

Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greece's largest public sector union staged a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday, demanding wage and pension increases from a government still bound to keeping expenditure in check by its lenders.

Croatia Airlines' union plans for strike from August 8

Croatia Airlines' union plans for strike from August 8

The industrial action would cost the company 800,000 euros ($925,440) a day and affect around 7,000 passengers on the first day of a strike, the airline said.

Thousands queue to pay last respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol

Thousands queue to pay last respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol

Almost 12 million people, or almost one sixth of Thailand's population, have visited the glittering Grand Palace in Bangkok to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej since he died last October ...

Tata Sons told to pay $1.17bn in damages to DoCoMo

Tata Sons told to pay $1.17bn in damages to DoCoMo

Tata Sons, the holding arm of India’s largest business conglomerate, has been asked by an international arbitration panel to pay $1.17bn...

Egyptians pay too much for food on needless rules: US

Egyptians pay too much for food on needless rules: US

Unnecessary and burdensome regulations will leave Egypt, the world’s largest wheat buyer, with more than $860mn in direct costs and lost export earnings