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Can India Save the Warming Planet?

By Varun Sivaram
- via Foreign Affairs    May 01, 2017

With its population and living standards rising quickly, India is a wild-card country that could prevent the world from limiting global warming to sought-for levels—or it could help make the ...

U.S. white-power groups seen uniting, at least for now

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in April 2016 cross and swastika burnings after a 'white pride' rally in rural Paulding County near Cedar Town, Georgia. Extremist groups are joining together with a shared goal for whites. A new Ku Klux Klan alliance formed in March has united chapters from around the country, and a consortium of organizations composed of white nationalists and white separatists is marking its first anniversary. | AP

White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together. Creating consensus among white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and the like are akin to herding rattlesnakes, give...

U.S. should stay in Paris climate accord and renegotiate it, Perry says

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry looks at a wind turbine with Primo Wind President William Fitzmaurice during a tour of Earth Day displays at Fair Park in Dallas April 21. | AP

The United States should stay in the Paris climate accord but renegotiate it, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday, alleging that some European countries were not doing enough to curb emissions...

U.S. deploys F-35 stealth fighters to Estonia for NATO drills

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

A US F-35A Lightning II aircraft sits on the tarmac Tuesday at Amari Air Base, Estonia. Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft and approximately 20 supporting airmen are from the 34th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, and the Air Force Reserve 466th Fighter Squadron, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, in Utah. | AFP-JIJI

Two U.S. F-35 fighter jets arrived on Tuesday in NATO member Estonia to take part in the military alliance’s drills as the aircraft saw their first operational deployment in continental Europ...

Trump decries Holocaust deniers, vows to stand with Jews

via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers the keynote address at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's 'Days of Remembrance' ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington Tuesday. | REUTERS

Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies...

Todai-linked venture developing technology for speedy home flu test

By Tomoko Otake
- via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Lisa Sakashita (left), CEO of Nanotis, and Michika Onoda, chief technology officer, pose for a photo at the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo Ward earlier this month. | SATOKO KAWASAKI

Every winter, people running a fever and complaining of muscle pain swarm the nation’s clinics, suspecting one thing: the flu. An estimated 12 million to 16 million people in Japan come down ...

Migrant boat sinks off Greece, claiming at least 16: police

via The Japan Times    Apr 25, 2017

This handout picture taken on released Monday by the Spanish humanitarian NGO Proactiva Open Arms shows Proactiva Open Arms' members searching to rescue migrants near the Greek island of Lesbos. At least 15 people, including two children, died on Monday off Lesbos, facing the Turkish coast, east of the Aegean open sea. | PROACTIVA OPEN ARMS / VIA AFP-JIJI

Greece’s port police said Monday at least 16 people, including women and children, have died in a suspected migrant boat sinking off the Aegean island of Lesbos. The bodies of six women, a ch...

Thousands descend on Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial

via The Japan Times    Apr 25, 2017

Participants of the yearly March of the Living walk through a barbed wire fence in the former German Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, Monday. Jews from Israel and around the world marched the 3=km route from Auschwitz to Birkenau commemorating the Holocaust victims. | AP

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. The event...

Le Pen runoff campaign targets far left and right, will bill Macron as establishment, globalist

via The Japan Times    Apr 25, 2017

Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party leader and candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, poses for a selfie as she leaves the hairdresser in front of her campaign headquarters in Paris Monday, the day after the first round of presidential elections where she ended in second place behind En Marche ! movement candidate. | REUTERS

Warnings against the dangers of globalization and terrorism and efforts to portray rival Emmanuel Macron as the establishment candidate will be at the heart of Marine Le Pen’s campaign for th...

Untested, undefinable Macron nears pinnacle of French power

via The Japan Times    Apr 25, 2017

French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron pays respect during a ceremony marking 102nd anniversary of the slaying of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in a brief ceremony Monday in Paris. Macron, a centrist with pro-business, pro-European views, will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the May 7 runoff of the presidential election. | AP

Emmanuel Macron is an improbable presidential front-runner — he’s relatively young, politically untested, has no party backing and quotes philosophers in campaign speeches. And he is leading ...

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