Jul 29, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 needs €20 million to complete flight

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane on Tuesday said it needed an additional €20 million ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight, after battery damage grounded it for months. A spokeswoman for the record-breaking project told AFP this figure was ...

Stage set for 'final' negotiations on proposed TPP trade deal

Jul 28, 2015

Stage set for 'final' negotiations on proposed TPP trade deal

Officials from 12 Pacific Rim countries on Monday wrapped up four days of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, setting the stage for what many hope will be the final round of negotiations on the most ambitious trade deal in decades. Akira ...

Jul 27, 2015

Make-or-break time seen in Hawaii TPP talks

Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei. Trade ministers go into the ...

Jul 7, 2015

TPP ministers to gather in Hawaii July 28-29

Pacific Rim countries pursuing a free trade initiative are set to hold ministerial talks on July 28 and 29 in Hawaii to wind up their marathon negotiations, a source said Monday. The United States, Japan and 10 other countries came up with the plan ...

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

Jul 3, 2015

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any ...

WWII saw band of brothers fighting on opposing sides

Jun 23, 2015

WWII saw band of brothers fighting on opposing sides

Seventy years ago, during the Battle of Okinawa, two brothers of Japanese descent ended up fighting on opposing sides — the elder as a soldier in the U.S. Army and the younger as a member of Japan’s student corps. Shinei Gima, 90, who now ...