U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

ashington The Treasury Department on Thursday blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments. The financial sanctions were announced against Senat Shipping Company and Senat’s president, Leonard Lai, and on a vessel, Dawnlight, in which ...

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

Jul 22, 2015

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating a viral Internet video showing a home-made “drone” firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside. The 14-second video called “Flying Gun,” which has been viewed over 2 million times, has sparked fresh debate about the ...

North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

Jul 22, 2015

North Korea prepares to launch new long-range rocket: Yonhap

North Korea is preparing to launch a new, long-range rocket, possibly in October, having completed an upgrade at its main satellite launch base, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday. Any such launch would almost certainly be viewed by the international community as a ...

Jul 21, 2015

U.S. Navy sub launches, recovers undersea drone

In a first for the U.S. Navy, a submarine has launched and recovered an underwater drone used in a military operation. The attack submarine USS North Dakota returned to its base in Connecticut on Monday following a nearly two-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea ...

Fuji Heavy wins bid to be key developer of new GSDF helicopter

Jul 18, 2015

Fuji Heavy wins bid to be key developer of new GSDF helicopter

The Defense Ministry said Friday that it has chosen Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. as the main developer of the next-generation UH-X multipurpose helicopter for the Ground Self-Defense Forces. Fuji Heavy will be the leader in the development of a base commercial helicopter to be ...

Easy access to guns common link in U.S. mass killings

Jul 18, 2015

Easy access to guns common link in U.S. mass killings

FOCUS A possible jihadi in Tennessee. A white supremacist in South Carolina. A Ph.D. student dropout sowing terrorism at a “Batman” movie in Colorado. In one day, three alleged or convicted mass killers shared headlines in America, with a common thread running through all ...

Jul 7, 2015

China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

China needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defense experts. Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of double-digit increases in defense spending, ...

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

Jun 15, 2015

North Korea's Kim hails latest rocket test as 'fresh milestone'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hailed the firing of a new anti-ship rocket as “another fresh milestone” in bolstering the country’s naval power following the testing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Kim watched the test of the “highly intelligent” rockets to ...

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with live anthrax

Jun 13, 2015

North Korea accuses U.S. of targeting it with live anthrax

North Korea is accusing the United States of targeting it with anthrax and wants the U.N. Security Council to look into it called America’s “biological warfare schemes.” A letter from North Korea’s U.N. ambassador to the council president and the U.N. chief, made public ...