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North Korea seeks U.N. post for official, arousing concern over access to confidential information

via The Japan Times    Jun 25, 2017

North Korea has been pressing to secure a position at U.N. headquarters in New York for one of its officials through the world body’s work ...

Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 2. | AP

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their ...

Japan and ‘One Belt, One Road’

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Shinzo Abe's recent warming up to Chinese trade initiatives is the right move.

Gatlin outsprints Coleman to capture 100-meter title at nationals

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Justin Gatlin (left) reacts as he defeats Christian Coleman (center) in the men's 100-meter final at the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Friday in Sacramento, California. Mike Rodgers finished sixth. | AP

Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one. A changing ...

Flint airport stabbing suspect worked as caretaker, lived quietly with family, Montreal landlord says

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism lived quietly with his family at a ...

Al-Shabab claims suicide attack that kills seven at Mogadishu police station

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Somali soldiers attend the scene of a suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Mogadishu Thursday. | AFP-JIJI

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia’s capital, police and ...

U.N. nations vote against Britain, seek ICJ ruling on Chagos

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Airmen construct an open-air cinema at an RAF base at Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, sometime between 1941 and 1945. A piece of canvas serves as a screen (left). | ROYAL AIR FORCE

In a diplomatic blow to Britain, the United Nations voted Thursday to ask the International Court of Justice to rule on the fate of the ...

Nanzan law professor first Japanese to serve on U.N. anti-discrimination panel

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Keiko Ko was elected Thursday to serve as one of nine incoming independent experts on a U.N. committee fighting discrimination, becoming the first Japanese to ...

Population of world to reach 9.8 billion in 2050: U.N.

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

The world’s current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India’s numbers to surpass China’s in just seven years, a ...

Yoga with goats? Fans line up as new fitness craze sweeps U.S.

via The Japan Times    Jun 22, 2017

Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose — and her composure — as a couple of baby ...

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