Big Apple's Caribbean festivities dance on despite tight security

Sep 5, 2017

Big Apple's Caribbean festivities dance on despite tight security

One of the largest celebrations of Caribbean culture in the U.S. is being held in New York amid ramped-up security. Thousands of revelers including musicians, dancers and costumed troupes gathered Monday for the morning J'ouvert (joo-VAY') celebration and the afternoon Caribbean Carnival parade. There had been ...

Barcelona tries to balance security and freedom after deadly attacks

Aug 24, 2017

Barcelona tries to balance security and freedom after deadly attacks

Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks that killed 15 people, will deploy more police, install bollards in Barcelona and step up security around stations and tourist landmarks. The aim is to strike a balance between security and not ...

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

Jul 27, 2017

U.S. to impose stricter electronic carry-on airport screening

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday it will impose new stricter security rules requiring airline travelers to remove all electronic items larger than mobile phones, including tablets, e-readers and video game consoles, from carry-on baggage for screening. Prior rules required only laptops to ...

Japan, U.S. looking to hold security talks around Aug. 17

/ Jul 26, 2017

Japan, U.S. looking to hold security talks around Aug. 17

Japan and the United States are arranging to hold security talks involving their foreign and defense chiefs in Washington around Aug. 17, after postponing them from mid-July due to conflicts of schedule, sources close to bilateral ties said Tuesday. The first "two-plus-two" meeting since President ...