North Korea could reach U.S. with nuclear arms: Pentagon
WASHINGTON - North Korea's continuing development of nuclear technology and long-range ballistic missiles will move it closer to its stated goal of being able to hit the United States with an atomic weapon, a new Pentagon report to Congress said on Thursday.
Found 2 weeks ago on channel Reuters
Bolivia's Booting of USAID 'No Surprise'
Following President Evo Morales' expulsion of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from Bolivia on Wednesday, some analysts are saying the only surprising thing about the news is in how long it took.
China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS
China is investing $810 million into the development of Beidou (BDS), the navigation satellite system that it is positioning as a rival to the U.S.-developed GPS. According to China Daily, the money will be used to build an industrial park that will house 30 to 50 companies focused on developing an ecosystem for Beidou. Based in Tianjin, the industrial park is expected to welcome its first 20 companies in June. The Chinese government not only wants Beidou to eventually dominate China’s $19.2 billion navigation service sector, but also sees it as a way to make China’s military less dependent on foreign technology. This would protect the country if the U.S. decided to deny it access to GPS and also potentially give it a strategic advantage. As DefensePolicy.Org writes, “Aside from the commercial applications of Beidou, the placement of an independent global navigation system would give China a considerable strategic military advantage in the event hostilities should break out in the ...
Bolivian President Expels U.S. Aid Agency
President Evo Morales suggested that the United States Agency for International Development had conspired against his leftist government.
U.S. coal demand experiences boost amid Keystone XL fight
As environmentalists, mainstream media outlets and politicians fight over the Keystone XL pipeline and the Alberta oilsands development, the coal industry in the United States is slowly gaining momentum.