| Apr 29, 2015

Baltimore: a U.S. city of haves and have-nots

In the 1950s Baltimore was the sixth-largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational ...

U.S. plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt

| Apr 28, 2015

U.S. plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt

Hundreds of Syrian rebels will soon start U.S. training to battle the Islamic State group without knowing whether or how Washington would come to their aid on the battlefield. The U.S. plan to train and arm a force that is expected to eventually total ...

| Apr 26, 2015

Drone stunt raises issue of 'lone-wolf attacks'

The radioactive drone landing at the prime minister’s office is a reminder of the threat posed by “lone-wolf incidents” as Japan prepares to host some high-profile events. The events include the Group of Seven summit of major industrialized nations in 2016 and the 2020 ...

| Apr 23, 2015

Delayed flash crash arrest throws spotlight on regulators

The five years it took regulators to bring high-profile charges against a U.K. trader underscore how hard it is to spot wrongdoing in fast-developing markets, and may herald problems in detecting future mishaps. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, was arrested in London on Tuesday, charged ...

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

| Apr 20, 2015

Migrant deaths may shame EU over 'Fortress Europe' policy

The outrage Europe’s leaders face over the deaths of hundreds of refugees trying to reach its shores may force a shift in a policy critics decry as letting people drown to deter others in desperate need. The moat that the Mediterranean forms between “Fortress ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing


A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...