Defense Ministry will seek funds to buy Ospreys next year

Jul 11, 2014

Defense Ministry will seek funds to buy Ospreys next year

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Thursday the ministry would request funds to buy the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft in the fiscal 2015 state budget. The government’s medium-term defense program, compiled in December, includes plans to acquire 17 of the aircraft for the Ground ...

Jul 9, 2014

Germans probe second spy case involving U.S.

German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the U.S. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided properties in the Berlin area on “initial suspicion of activity for an intelligence agency.” Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported the man worked in “the military field” ...

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

Jul 8, 2014

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

President Barack Obama invited Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a roundtable discussion in Dallas tomorrow on the surge of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. “The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas,” senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote ...

Washington state gears up for legal marijuana sales

Jul 8, 2014

Washington state gears up for legal marijuana sales

As Washington state readied to become only the second U.S. state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor’s note, lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores that got last-minute approval to sell. The start of legal pot ...

Jul 4, 2014

NSA surveillance needs more alert watchdog

by Susan Crawford

A U.S. senator now worries that there isn't the judicial oversight to prevent the National Security Agency from using its access to the giant pile of foreign-intelligence information it has collected over many years to conduct warrantless searches for communications from Americans.

Belgium tops U.S. in thriller

Jul 2, 2014

Belgium tops U.S. in thriller

For a full 90 minutes, Belgium’s almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard. Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten. Kevin De Bruyne turned Howard’s heroic night into defeat on Tuesday when he ...

Jul 2, 2014

Hagel welcomes decision on collective self-defense

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hailed the government’s decision Tuesday to authorize a reinterpretation of war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution, saying the move will pave the way for stronger bilateral ties between the two countries. “I welcome the government of Japan’s new ...

Loss to Germany doesn't keep U.S. from advancing

Jun 27, 2014

Loss to Germany doesn't keep U.S. from advancing

With Thomas Mueller in a perfect position to pounce on a rebound, American cheers for yet another spectacular Tim Howard save didn’t last long. The U.S. goalkeeper was unable to cut down the angle after diving to punch away a deflected ball, and Mueller ...