Xi extends power with security plan

Nov 16, 2013

Xi extends power with security plan

by gillian Wong

China’s plan to create a new security committee demonstrates President Xi Jinping’s success in cementing his authority as Communist Party leader, analysts said Wednesday. Chinese academics for decades have advocated a body to oversee coordination among police, intelligence, military and other security organs, which ...

Nov 1, 2013

Pakistan airports to get security gear

Japan has extended Pakistan a $20 million grant for installation of security equipment at airports serving Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to help them meet international requirements. “Our assistance to Pakistan has been broadened to a security sphere,” Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata said at a ...

Tax-free account seeks to spur investment

| Oct 15, 2013

Tax-free account seeks to spur investment

by Tomoko Otake

Starting in January, individuals who invest in stocks and investment trusts in a Nippon Individual Savings Account will be eligible for tax exemptions of up to five years on their financial gains. The new instrument is aimed at getting people used to accumulating financial ...

NSA chief on quest to 'collect it all'

Jul 15, 2013

NSA chief on quest to 'collect it all'

by Joby Warrick

In late 2005, as Iraqi roadside bombings were nearing an all-time peak, the National Security Agency’s newly appointed chief began pitching a radical plan for halting the attacks that then were killing or wounding a dozen Americans a day. At the time, more than ...

Snowden wants asylum in Russia — for now

Jul 13, 2013

Snowden wants asylum in Russia — for now

U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden said Friday he wanted to claim asylum in Russia until he can travel on to Latin America, where several countries have offered him refuge. In his first encounter with the outside world since becoming stranded at Moscow’s Sheremet- yevo ...