Apr 24, 2015

Carter: Russian hackers infiltrated unclassified Pentagon network

Russian hackers were able to access an unclassified Pentagon computer network earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Thursday. “We quickly identified the compromise and had a team of incident responders hunting down the intruders within 24 hours,” Carter said during ...

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

Apr 24, 2015

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. The volcano, which last had ...

Apr 24, 2015

Asia, Africa leaders call for U.N. Security Council reform

Asian and African leaders on Thursday called for “a comprehensive reform” of the U.N. Security Council so it can better represent the realities of the international community in the 21st century. “We call for continued efforts to reform the United Nations, including the revitalization ...

Iran tried to break naval blockade, Yemen minister says

Apr 24, 2015

Iran tried to break naval blockade, Yemen minister says

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin on Thursday accused Iran of trying to break a naval blockade on his country aimed at cutting off supplies to Shiite rebels. In a joint news conference with his Bahraini counterpart, Khalid Al-Khalifa, Yassin said, “Iran is carrying out ...

Apr 24, 2015

Russia carries out military drills on disputed islands

Russia has conducted military anti-landing drills in a Pacific island chain, parts of which are also claimed by Japan, Interfax news agency reported the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Thursday. “Units were scrambled as part of large-scale anti-landing drills … (they) worked on ...