Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Apr 29, 2015

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which ...

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Apr 18, 2015

Ship that survived A- bomb tests found off California

Experts have discovered a World War II U.S. aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have a plane inside The former USS ...

Jan 25, 2015

Earhart's plane sought on remote Marshalls atoll

A search is underway on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. A group of researchers traveled Sunday to Mili Atoll where a small aluminum cover plate and part of a landing-gear wheel ...

Aug 6, 2014

Obama to reduce role of nuclear arms in security policy: U.S. official

President Barack Obama remains committed to creating a world without nuclear weapons and his administration will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in security policy, according to a U.S. government official. Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, pressed Obama’s ...

Tiny Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear-armed powers

Apr 24, 2014

Tiny Marshall Islands sues nine nuclear-armed powers

The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world’s eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of “flagrant violations” of international law. The island ...

Mar 8, 2014

Sixty years since Bikini's sacrifice

It has been 60 years since the U.S. tested a hydrogen bomb — a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima — in the Bikini Atoll, destroying an island and exposing thousands of people to deadly radiation.

Feb 1, 2014

Mexican says he was adrift for 16 months

A Mexican man who claims to have survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific was regaining strength on a remote Marshall Islands atoll on Saturday as a navy ship headed there to pick him up. The emaciated castaway, who identified himself as Jose Ivan ...

Jan 30, 2014

Marshall Islands chief to visit Hiroshima in February

Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak said he is ready to visit Hiroshima in February ahead of the 60th anniversary in March of the fatal U.S. hydrogen bomb test over Bikini Atoll that exposed nearly two dozen Japanese fishermen to radiation. In an interview in ...