Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime

Japan’s public broadcaster apologised Friday to the parents of a young reporter who died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month. NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone. “The president […]

Catalan police chief in court accused of sedition

Catalonia’s police chief appeared in court in Madrid on Friday to answer accusations of sedition over his handling of unrest last month sparked by the region’s contested independence drive. An investigating judge summoned Josep Lluis Trapero along with three other suspects, a move that escalated tensions between the regional and national governments. Catalan leaders have […]

Catalan police chief probed for alleged ‘sedition’

A Spanish judge placed Catalonia’s regional police chief under investigation for alleged sedition, a court spokesman said Wednesday, after the force was accused of failing to rein in pro-independence protesters. The National Court in Madrid summoned Josep Luis Trapero and three other suspects to a hearing on Friday, said the spokesman, who asked not to […]