28 Apr 15
'Historic Transition' In US-Japan Defense Cooperation Signals Global Role For Asian Nation
The revised guidelines strengthen Japan’s role in global military cooperation, ranging from defense against ballistic missiles, cyber and space attacks, as well as maritime security, in both the Asia-Pacific region as well as across the globe.
Finland fires warning shots at 'foreign submarine' near Helsinki
Incident comes amid growing military tensions with neighboring Russia, months after Sweden mounts unsuccessful hunt for suspected Russian submarine in its waters.
The navy said it noticed an underwater target on Monday and again on Tuesday morning and fired some warning charges.
Parts of Britain hit by snowstorms amid Arctic blast
Snowstorms swept across parts of Britain overnight as an Arctic blast sent temperatures plunging. Just weeks after the country enjoyed the warmest April day in four years, the balmy weather has given way to wintry conditions.
Hizballah terror attack on Golan stokes face-off between Israel and the Syrian-Hizballah alliance
According to Arab media, Israeli executed its third strike against Syrian and Hizballah targets in the Qalamoun area on the Syrian Lebanese border Sunday night, April 26 - shortly after Hizballah attempted to plant an explosive device near an Israeli Golan military post.
Rand Paul Meets Brooklyn Orthodox Leaders, Gets Heartfelt Support from Yated Editor
Kentucky Senator and presidential hopeful Rand Paul on Monday night spoke to a large group of rabbis and Jewish community leaders at the National Society for Hebrew Day School Headquarters in Brooklyn, as part of his and the Republican party’s efforts to enlist religious Jewish support–receiving an unexpected assist from the editor of a Chareidi paper.
Baltimore burns and media wonders: Where's Obama?
Fox News: Obama should use his 'big mouth' to calm city. “The president of the United States, who’s got a big mouth, should have been on national TV last night saying, ‘Kids, go home,’” said former New York Police Department detective Bo Dietl, during a Tuesday interview on Fox & Friends.
Kerry: Deal With Iran 'Closer than Ever'
The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, according to The Associated Press (AP).
THE BIGGEST THING ON THE SUN
An enormous filament of magnetism is snaking over the sun's northeastern limb. How big is it? If you placed one end on Earth, the other end would extend past the orbit of the Moon.
New bird flu cases add 6 million birds in Iowa
Avian flu outbreaks were reported at five more Iowa facilities Monday, with more than 6 million birds infected. All told, the number of infected laying hens and turkeys in Iowa has now jumped to 10 million at eight locations.
Riots erupt across West Baltimore, downtown
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared a curfew across the city starting Tuesday and for the next week, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for adults and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for children aged 14 and younger. She drew a distinction between peaceful protesters and “thugs” she said engaged in rioting Monday intend on “destroying our city.”
US Supreme Court holds historic hearings on gay marriage
Gay rights activists are hoping to score a landmark victory at the US Supreme Court on Tuesday when the court considers whether gay and lesbian Americans should have a constitutionally guaranteed right to get married.
The potentially historic case comes after a decade of rapidly shifting public opinion in favour of gay marriage in the US...
Iran's Revolutionary Guard head accuses Saudi Arabia of 'treachery' against Islamic world
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard ...accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel...
"Today, the treacherous Saudis are following in Israel's footsteps," Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari was quoted as saying. "Saudi Arabia is shamelessly and disgracefully bombing and mass killing a nation that is fighting against the arrogant system," or world powers, he said.
Baltimore Rioters Threatening ‘Anybody… Who Was Not African-American’
A CNN correspondent covering the Baltimore anti-police riots live indicated rioters were openly hostile towards “anyone… who was not African-American.” (WATCH: Rioting Punk Taken Down By Baltimore Police)
CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez described the scene on the ground: “It was a frightening scene. Young people, male and female, holding rocks, bricks, bottles, sticks.”
Deadly landslide hits Salvador in north-east Brazil
At least 14 people were killed in landslides in the city of Salvador in north-east Brazil on Monday.
Heavy rains flooded streets and triggered two separate landslides, sweeping away hillside homes in poor neighbourhoods and injuring 10 people.
Firefighters are still searching for a number of missing.
Nepal earthquake: How India and China vie for influence
The alacrity with which India and China have reacted to the massive earthquake in Nepal again demonstrates how the two...vie for influence in the tiny, landlocked Himalayan country.
India lost no time in sending aircraft to Kathmandu carrying disaster response forces, medical teams, food, medicines and rescue equipment. China promptly flew in rescue teams, sniffer dogs, medical equipment, tents, blankets and generators.
Burundi anti-Pierre Nkurunziza protest in Bujumbura
Burundi has been hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term grows.
Gunfire was heard and streets were barricaded in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in the third day of protests, witnesses told the BBC.
Police are blocking students in the second city, Gitega, from joining the demonstrations, residents said.
Hezbollah media: Syria's defense minister embarks on official visit to Iran
Syria's defense minister has started an official visit to its major ally Iran as the head of a military delegation, Lebanon's al-Manar television said on Tuesday.
It gave no further details on the visit of Fahad Jassim al-Freij, but it comes as the Syrian military is facing increased pressure from insurgent groups on the ground in Syria.
Two projectiles fired from Syria land in Israeli Golan Heights
Two projectiles fired from Syria landed in Israel close to the border fence on Tuesday, a military source told Reuters. No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.
Air raid sirens went off in the Golan Heights and local residents reported hearing the sounds of explosions just after noon.
Top Iranian general: America was behind 9/11 attacks
The commander of Iran’s ground forces said that American officials planned and executed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to justify military intervention in the region.
“These wars and these threats stem from a comprehensive American strategy. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Americans felt that a new force was beginning to materialize, namely the union between Sunnis and Shiites,” said Ahmad Reza Pourdastan in an interview with Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam state news network.
Libyan TV crew found dead eight months after kidnap
Five journalists belonging to a Libyan TV crew have been found dead, eight months after they were kidnapped.
A government spokesman said the bodies were found near the city of Al Bayda, close to the site of the kidnapping.
No Nukes: the world wants nuclear weapons eliminated, conference told
Iran has demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernise or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile.
Angry Nepalis wait for quake help as death toll passes 4,000
Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday as some of the tens of thousands stricken by a devastating earthquake, which killed more than 4,000 people, expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis.
International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people after the major quake that struck at about midday on Saturday. A Home Ministry official in the capital, Kathmandu, said the death toll from the 7.9 magnitude quake stood at 4,010, with 7,598 injured.
US to speed up warhead dismantling, issues warning to N. Korea
The United States on Monday announced plans to step up the dismantling of retired nuclear warheads and issued a stern warning to North Korea to give up its nuclear program or face deeper isolation.
Hezbollah is trying to turn Israel's entire northern border into a single battlefront
Less than 48 hours after the Israeli army reportedly attacked targets in Syria on Friday-Saturday, a Syrian cell on Sunday tried to mount a terror attack against targets inside Israeli territory.
27 Apr 15
Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water
The company's pilot plant, which is operated by German startup Sunfire in Dresden, produced its first batches of the "e-diesel" this month. The base fuel is referred to as "blue crude," and begins by taking electricity from renewable sources like wind, solar or hydropower and using it to produce hydrogen from water via reversible electrolysis.
One-World Code Words Foreshadow Trouble for Bible Believers
One of Saperstein’s goals stated in his acceptance speech was to “help in shaping policies that contribute to isolating and delegitimizing extremist religious voices.” (Emphasis added)
PLO’s Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday to redefine relations with Israel
The PLO’s Central Council is due to meet Wednesday to redefine its relationship and its economic and security cooperation with Israel, the Palestinian chief negotiator said Sunday.
Senior Turkish judge: New constitution for Turkey 'an inevitable necessity'
Turkey needs a new constitution and all parties involved in drawing it up need to reconsider their demands and reach consensus, the newly-elected president of the constitutional court said on Monday.
Bush Bashes Obama: Naive on Iran, Losing to ISIS
In meeting with Jewish supporters, former president slams Obama for global 'retreat,' not knowing how to 'kill 'em' in war on terror. Former US President George W. Bush leveled rare words of sharp public criticism against his successor, ... Barack Obama.
"In order to be an effective president...when you say something you have to mean it,” Bush said. “You gotta kill 'em.”
If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon
"We're going bust." "No, you're not." "You're strangling us." "No we're not." "You owe us for World War Two." "We gave already."
The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight.
Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes down, they don't want their fingerprints on the murder weapon.