• How Japan cultivated its cool image to the world
    International Business Times1 hour ago

    How Japan cultivated its cool image to the world

    Much has been made of Japan's recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in more subtle ways. Japan is especially serious about increasing its soft power, the ability to win over global partners with cultural and diplomatic affinity rather

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    Stockholm won't seek 2026 Winter Games - Social Democrats

    The Swedish capital Stockholm has decided not to apply to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with the Social Democrats, the largest in a four-party coalition currently running the city, citing a lack of broad political support and uncertainty over costs. A feasibility report in late January was initially

  • Reuters2 hours ago

    Olympics-Stockholm won't seek 2026 Winter Games - Social Democrats

    The Swedish capital Stockholm has decided not to apply to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with the Social Democrats, the largest in a four-party coalition currently running the city, citing a lack of broad political support and uncertainty over costs. "Unfortunately, we are alone in taking a clear

  • There's no justification for using the 'rape clause' as a political tool
    The Independent2 hours ago

    There's no justification for using the 'rape clause' as a political tool

    It is saddening and sickening to see the SNP and Labour’s Kezia Dugdale jumping onto this bandwagon. If anyone is in any doubt about this, the labelling of Ruth Davidson as “rape clause Ruth” gives the game away. Davidson did not devise this policy, which was legislated for as long ago as 2015.

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