A top Russian diplomat says the United States’ cancellation of a critical part of its European missile defense system plan doesn’t mollify Moscow’s opposition.
By adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense system based in Alaska and California, the U.S. is abandoning a critical part of a European system strongly opposed by Russia. Yet the decision also could provide a potential opening for new arms control talks.
The Pentagon announced Friday it will spend $1 billion to add 14 interceptors to an Alaska-based missile defense system, responding to what it called faster-than-anticipated North Korean progress on nuclear weapons and missiles.
Owen Jarus, LiveScience
The use of taxpayer dollars to conserve historic sites has created controversy among some groups.
President Barack Obama is due to make his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories this week, looking to improve ties after sometimes rocky relations with both sides during his first term in office.
The surprise decision by euro zone leaders to part-fund a bailout of Cyprus by taxing bank deposits sent shockwaves through financial markets on Monday, with shares and the bonds of struggling euro zone governments tumbling.
Stocks fell on Monday as a divisive bailout plan for Cyprus knocked bank stocks lower on the view that the plan’s tax on bank deposits could spread and threaten stability in the euro zone.
Two wind-driven wildfires erupted in northern Colorado on Friday, prompting the evacuation of about 50 residents and signaling an early start to the wildfire season in the parched Rocky Mountain west.
Dominic Jeff / Scotsman.com
Extreme weather is increasingly hampering firms with almost half of all businesses reporting disruption due to inclement conditions compared to just 15 per cent a decade ago.
A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at a time when scarcity has become a global security issue.
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A new energy source could significantly reduce Japan’s energy insecurity but also drastically worsen global warming
Today, March 15, President Obama made a speech at the Argonne National Laboratory to promote an Energy Security Trust, which would use $2 billion collected from oil and gas production and allocate to clean fuels research.
BGen Stephen A. Cheney USMC (Ret.)
Yesterday I was with around 300 invited VIP guests at the Pentagon and watched with admiration and pride as Chuck Hagel was ceremonially sworn in.
The country is at a moment when long-term thinking is needed more than ever, not the month-to-month mindset that Washington currently lives by.