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Senior US naval officers at Japan base removed over ‘unethical conduct’

TOKYO: The US Navy said Friday it had removed three senior officers deployed in Japan for "personal misconduct," after one was reportedly found wandering the base drunk and naked. The navy did not disclose the details of the February 12 incident, but the Navy Times reported that Lieutenant Commander Jason Gabbard was relieved of duty after "being discovered in the woods wearing only his boots." He was "found intoxicated and walking naked in the woods on Camp Shields" in Okinawa prefecture, the newspaper said.…

Franken announces to resign from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

WASHINGTON: US Senator Al Franken said Thursday he will resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him, becoming the second prominent Democrat to be forced out in a week over the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country. Franken -- a former comedian who made his name on the popular late-night show "Saturday Night Live" -- announced his decision in an emotional yet somewhat defiant address from the floor of the Senate, where dozens of his colleagues had demanded he step down.…

Two more women accuse Senate candidate Moore of sexual misconduct

WASHINGTON: Two more women came forward on Wednesday with allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore. They are the sixth and seventh women to accuse Moore of sexual improprieties since his race for the Alabama Senate seat began. Most were teenagers at the time. Moore, 70, has denied the accusations and said he is the victim of a witch hunt. Gena Richardson told the Washington Post that Moore, then a 30-year-old attorney, had repeatedly asked her for a date in 1977 just before or…

EU pushes for tax blacklist after Paradise Papers leak

PARIS: The EU pushed on Tuesday for Europe to draw up a blacklist of tax havens after the "Paradise Papers" revealed loopholes used by Apple and Nike as well as celebrities including Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. While seeking to minimise taxes is not necessarily illegal, revelations from the 13.4 million leaked documents have already proved embarrassing to figures as diverse as U2 singer Bono and Queen Elizabeth II. Apple is the latest company to become caught up in the leaks, which show how the technology…

‘Apprentice’ alum sues Trump for defamation

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump was hit with a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday by a former contestant on his reality television show "The Apprentice," who had previously accused him of sexual misconduct. Summer Zervos's lawsuit claims that Trump -- set to become the 45th US president on Friday -- lied when responding to allegations that he tried to kiss and grope her without her consent. Trump is a "liar and misogynist" who has "debased and denigrated Zervos with false statements about her," the lawsuit says.…