Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

The stock price of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway topped $200,000 for the first time Thursday. Class A shares of Berkshire jumped past the milestone to an all-time trading high of $201,740 Thursday morning. The shares have long been the most-expensive U.S. stock. Buffett has ...

Aug 13, 2014

Tokyo police putting sky marshals on Haneda-U.S. flights

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department has begun deploying plainclothes officers carrying guns on direct flights between Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and the United States. Such undercover police officers masquerading as airplane passengers, known as sky marshals, were deployed on a trial basis in Japan ...

Aug 12, 2014

Obama goes back into Iraq

The airstrikes that President Barack Obama has authorized against the Islamic State in northern Iraq are being undertaken to avert genocide. But the only enduring answer to Iraq's problems is political, not military.

U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

Aug 11, 2014

U.S. sending arms to Kurds in Iraq

The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday. Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but ...

Aug 8, 2014

A war is not inconceivable

by William Pfaff

Washington's demonization of Vladimir Putin has been so successful in the press, and it has been so secret about the American role in Kiev, that it has left the U.S. and EU public convinced that the Ukraine crisis has been the result of ...

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

Aug 8, 2014

After three decades, remains of Jonestown bodies found

More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape drink — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in the U.S., officials said ...

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. man who shot woman on porch convicted of murder

A jury convicted a man of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday after he shot an unarmed young woman on his porch last year after she pounded on his door. It rejected his claim that he was afraid for his life and had acted in ...

Aug 8, 2014

China loses appeal of WTO ruling on rare earth exports

China lost an appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China’s restrictions on exports of rare earths, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday. “China has not ...