U.S. might blacklist Kim Jong Un in new U.N. sanctions resolution

Asia Pacific Jul 31, 2017

U.S. might blacklist Kim Jong Un in new U.N. sanctions resolution

The United States is considering blacklisting North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un under a new U.N. sanctions resolution after the country test-fired a second intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomatic sources said Sunday. But China and Russia are expected to oppose doing so, arguing it runs counter ...

Obama says has not made a decision on lethal weapons for Ukraine

World Feb 10, 2015

Obama says has not made a decision on lethal weapons for Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday his administration is looking at all options in handling the crisis in Ukraine, but he has not yet decided whether the United States will provide lethal arms to Kiev. "The possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of ...

National Jul 17, 2014

Japan, Britain to join forces to research missile technology

Japan and Britain plan to collaborate on researching technology for air-to-air missiles that could one day be loaded on the F-35 stealth fighter jets to be acquired and operated by the Air Self-Defense Force, Japanese government sources said Wednesday. The envisioned collaboration between the two ...

Japanese companies debut at international defense fair

National Jun 16, 2014

Japanese companies debut at international defense fair

Twelve companies became the first from Japan to participate in an international defense exhibition Monday by exhibiting their wares at the five-day Eurosatory defense fair in Paris. Their participation is expected to help Japan cash in on the easing in April of its long-standing ban ...

National May 10, 2014

Tokyo joins U.N. arms trade treaty

Japan on Friday became the 32nd country to join an international treaty aimed at regulating the global flow of conventional arms. Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa presented the instrument of ratification at United Nations headquarters in New York in the presence of U.N. High Representative for Disarmament ...

The rifleman: behind assault weapons' rise

World May 20, 2013

The rifleman: behind assault weapons' rise

by Tom Hamburger and Sari Horwitz

Rene Carlos Vos, an arms dealer in Alexandria, Virginia, began hanging around the Washington headquarters of the National Rifle Association in the mid-1980s. The NRA's staff were intrigued to see the garrulous, back-slapping Vos in the group's seventh-floor suite, home to its lobbying operation ...