Japanese-American admiral named next Pacific Command chief

Sep 23, 2014

Japanese-American admiral named next Pacific Command chief

President Barack Obama has nominated a Japanese-American admiral as the next head of the Pacific Command, the Defense Department said. If confirmed by Congress, Adm. Harry Harris, currently commander of the Pacific Fleet, will succeed Adm. Samuel Locklear as chief of all operations involving ...

Sep 23, 2014

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, indicating that it had crossed the cease-fire line into the Israeli-occupied sector. It was the first such incident in three decades and the most serious incident to take ...

U.S. closes loopholes to curb corporate tax inversions

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. closes loopholes to curb corporate tax inversions

The U.S. Treasury took action Monday to halt a rising torrent of U.S. companies moving offshore to cut their tax bills, saying the surge in so-called inversions threatened government income. The move to close loopholes that encourage U.S. companies to merge with a foreign ...

U.S. spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next up

Sep 23, 2014

U.S. spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next up

With NASA’s Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India’s first mission to the red planet. The Indian spacecraft is due to slip into Martian orbit Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in India). It’s India’s first interplanetary mission, and no nation ...

Sep 23, 2014

New York jury finds Arab Bank guilty of transferring funds to Hamas

In a landmark decision, a New York jury Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas. The jury deliberated for nearly two full days after a month-long trial at the eastern district court ...

Sep 23, 2014

North Korea reportedly developing tactical nuclear missiles: paper

North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, a Seoul daily reported Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence authorities. The JoongAng Ilbo said North Korea has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. It was the ...

Abe says reactors won't be rebooted unless safety is '100% restored'

Sep 23, 2014

Abe says reactors won't be rebooted unless safety is '100% restored'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed Monday that Japan will not restart its shuttered nuclear plants “unless safety is restored 100 percent.” Japan is currently “completely dependent on fossil fuels,” Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General ...