Trump administration blocks 'urgent' disclosure from whistleblower

World / Politics Sep 20, 2019

Trump administration blocks 'urgent' disclosure from whistleblower

The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress Thursday over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is both "serious" and "urgent," the government's intelligence watchdog ...

World Sep 18, 2019

Russia to give cosmonauts guns to fend off animals on landing

Russia is testing a gun that returning cosmonauts could use to fend off wild animals when landing in remote areas, the head of the Russian space agency said Wednesday. Cosmonauts have been unarmed for more than a decade but Roscosmos agency head Dmitry Rogozin said ...

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

National Sep 17, 2019

Japan to build central database to improve monitoring of remote islands

The government plans to build a central database to strengthen the monitoring of remote islands that define Japan's territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, according to sources. The database will list basic information on the remote islands together with image data from satellites, aerial photography ...