Oct 1, 2016

Firm linked to 2014 hacks hired to help U.S. vet secret clearances

A U.S. government bureau set up to conduct investigations for secret and top-secret security clearances has turned for help to a company whose login credentials were used in hacking attacks that looted the personal data of 22 million current and former federal employees, U.S. ...

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Oct 1, 2016

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's latest comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter hinted Friday at U.S. impatience with the Philippine government over inflammatory comments by President Rodrigo Duterte. At a news conference, Carter was asked his view on pursuing greater military collaboration with the Philippines in light of Duterte’s latest remarks. Earlier ...

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Sep 30, 2016

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. “All member states greenlight early EU ratification of Paris agreement. What some believed impossible ...

Sep 30, 2016

Toshiba says uranium built up beyond company limit at U.S. plant

Toshiba Corp. said Thursday a buildup of material found inside a plant of its U.S. unit, Westinghouse Electric Co., contained an amount of uranium three times higher than the facility’s internally set limit. There were no safety consequences or any health or environmental impacts ...

Sep 30, 2016

South Korean golf course to get anti-missile battery

South Korea’s military aims to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense unit on a golf course, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday, after it had to scrap its initial site for the battery in the face of opposition from residents. Tension on the ...