Feb 25, 2017

Machine maker accused of overcharging ASDF by at least ¥9 million

A Tokyo-based maker of precision machinery overcharged the Air Self-Defense Force by at least ¥9 million over a three-year period to fiscal 2015, the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency said Friday. The agency, an affiliate of the Defense Ministry, suspects Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co. ...

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Feb 25, 2017

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Sixteen-year-old Uta Abe became the youngest judoka in history to earn a Grand Prix title when she won the women’s 52-kg division Friday. According to the International Judo Federation, Abe, who is a first-year student at Shukugawa Gakuin High School in Kobe, is also ...

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Feb 25, 2017

U.N. vote on Syria sanctions sought; Russia vows veto

Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over its use of chemical weapons are seeking a Security Council vote, saying the body needs to take action over attacks that the U.S. envoy called “barbaric.” But Russia is ...

Feb 25, 2017

North Korea improving its evasion of U.N. sanctions, report says

North Korea is flouting tougher new U.N. sanctions with more ingenious tactics, circumventing trade bans by relying on middlemen and front companies, notably in Malaysia and China, a report by U.N. sanctions experts says. The 100-page report, obtained by AFP, confirmed that North Korea’s ...

Feb 25, 2017

Dakota Access oil pipeline could be operating within weeks

Oil could be flowing through the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline in less than two weeks, according to court documents filed by the developer just before police and soldiers started clearing a protest camp in North Dakota where pipeline opponents had gathered for the ...