Aug 12, 2014

Ship rescues three stranded in rough seas off Hawaii

A container ship crew on Monday rescued three people who had been stranded in a sailboat off the Hawaiian islands for about 24 hours as Hurricane Julio battered their vessel with high winds and giant waves. The sailors were pulled aboard the container ship ...

Actor Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Aug 12, 2014

Actor Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide

Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead ...

Aug 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy

Distancing herself from President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in an interview Sunday that the U.S. decision not to intervene early in the Syrian civil war was a “failure.” Republican critics and others have faulted Obama for ...

Aug 11, 2014

Marubeni, Toyota Tsusho to build gas-fired power plant in U.S.

Trading houses Marubeni Corp. and Toyota Tsusho Corp. said Monday they will join hands to build a gas-fired power plant in Maryland. The plant will have a power generating capacity of 725,000 kilowatts and construction is scheduled to start later this month, with commercial ...

Onodera tells congressman Japan supports U.S. airstrikes on Iraq

Aug 10, 2014

Onodera tells congressman Japan supports U.S. airstrikes on Iraq

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee on Sunday that Tokyo supports the recent U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. “Japan will continue to support the United States’ fight against terrorism,” ...