Tokyo elects first female governor as it prepares for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo elects first female governor as it prepares for 2020 Olympics

Voters in the Japanese capital elected their first woman governor on Sunday, after two predecessors stepped down over scandals that clouded the city’s preparations to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games. Yuriko Koike, Japan’s first female defence minister, beat former bureaucrat and fellow member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party Hiroya Masuda, as well as […]

Spain prepares for second general election in six months

Spain prepares for second general election in six months

Spain’s second general election in six months is pitting voters hungry for change in a country with sky-high unemployment against those who fear this change would worsen Spain’s situation. They have the choice between four major political groupings after the emergence of upstarts Podemos and centre-right Ciudadanos last year uprooted the country’s two-party dominance. This […]

As Roy Hodgson prepares for Euro 2016 opener against Russia, England expects more than Euro 96 nostalgia

As Roy Hodgson prepares for Euro 2016 opener against Russia, England expects more than Euro 96 nostalgia

Since the World Cup in 2006, Germany have won 18 matches at international tournaments. Spain the same. Holland have won 14, Portugal seven, Italy a disappointing five. How many have England won in that time? Three. Single goal winning margins over Slovenia in 2010, and Sweden and Ukraine in 2012 is the sum of it. […]