Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the disaster stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, one of them is the continuous leaking of radioactive waste water into the ground beneath the plant and into the Pacific Ocean. A former employee in the facility has come out . . . → Read More: Ex-Fukushima worker says ‘duct tape, wire nets’ used to repair leaking radioactive water tanks
Questions haunt the families of Extortion 17, the 2011 helicopter mission in Afghanistan that suffered the most U.S. military deaths in a single day in the war on terrorism.
The investigative file made available to The Washington Times shows that the helicopter’s landing zone was not properly vetted for threats nor protected by gunships, while . . . → Read More: Families suspect SEAL Team 6 crash was inside job on worst day in Afghanistan
(Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations, stepping up tension after weeks of rhetoric directed against the United States and South Korea, who it accuses of instigating hostility.
Reclusive North Korea has often issued threats to attack the South and the . . . → Read More: North Korea puts army on alert, warns U.S. of ‘horrible disaster’
On the 60th anniversary of the 1953 military coup in Iran that overthrew the government of radical nationalist Mohammad Mossadegh, the US has declassified documents detailing how the CIA’s secret operation brought the country’s Shah back to power.
“American and British involvement in Mossadegh’s ouster has long been public knowledge, but today’s posting includes what . . . → Read More: CIA finally admits it masterminded Iran’s 1953 coup
The partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald was held at Heathrow airport under the UK Terrorism Act for the maximum time allowed before pressing charges. Amnesty International dubbed the move an unwarranted revenge after Greenwald revealed NSA spy programs.
David Miranda was passing through London en route from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro, where he lives . . . → Read More: Revenge tactics: UK detains Greenwald’s partner under Terrorism Act, confiscates electronics
Brazil said Wednesday that it may go to the United Nations over US spying, which it said was not only used to combat terrorism, but also for industrial espionage.
“We are not satisfied with the explanations presented” by US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit Tuesday, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo told a congressional . . . → Read More: Brazil threatens to take claims of U.S. spying to the U.N.
(Translation by Mia)Government officials held a meeting in Tamura-city in Fukushima prefecture to explain to residents that they need to look after themselves from now on. Originally they were aiming to reduce the level of contamination down to 0.23uSv/h (=added ionizing radiation 1mSv/y). However, they have now abandoned this aim and are not going to . . . → Read More: The Japanese Government announced in Fukushima “No More Repeating of Decontamination”
Germany’s foreign ministry has summoned the U.S. Ambassador over allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on German officials.
German Chancellor Angel Merkel will also discuss with President Barack Obama a report out this weekend, which alleged the NSA bugged European Union (EU) offices in Washington, and infiltrated the EU’s computer networks.
“If it . . . → Read More: Germany Summons US Ambassador Over Spying Leaks
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she believes China played a role in allowing Edward Snowden to leave Hong Kong, wasting what she called an opportunity to “improve relations” with the United States.
“China clearly had a role in this, in my view. I don’t think this was just Hong Kong . . . → Read More: Feinstein: China ‘clearly had a role’ in Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accused Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday of “aiding and abetting” NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s escape from Hong Kong.
“What’s infuriating here is Prime Minister [sic] Putin of Russia aiding and abetting Snowden’s escape,” Schumer said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday.
“The bottom line is very simple: Allies are supposed . . . → Read More: Sen. Chuck Schumer Accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin of ‘Aiding and Abetting Edward Snowden’s Escape’
A bill that would ban the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly and carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence with a conviction of the offence is scheduled to become law today.
Bill C-309, a private member’s bill introduced by Conservative MP Blake Richards in 2011, passed third reading in the Senate on . . . → Read More: Wearing a mask at a riot becomes a crime today
A Chinese tourist damaged a 3,000-year-old site in Luxor and publicly shared the image on Chinese social media, which has since gone viral.
The tourist carved “Ding Jinhao was here,” while visiting Luxor in Egypt. Chinese social media and newspapers were quick to condemn and identify the offender, and the incident has attracted widespread criticism . . . → Read More: Chinese Tourist Damages 3000-Year-Old Temple in Luxor
NAHA—Defoliants used by the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War was stored in Okinawa, according to U.S. archives and testimony of a resident in Okinawa Prefecture. However, the U.S. government said in March that descriptions in the archive are wrong.
Some people have said that barrels of the defoliant, which contain highly toxic dioxins, . . . → Read More: U.S. denies archives’ claim that Agent Orange was stored in Okinawa
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A U.S. naval drone has been found floating off the coast of the Philippines – hundreds of miles away from the nearest American military base.
The fishermen who found the 10ft orange device originally reported that it could have been a bomb, prompting local officials to send munitions experts out into the sea.
But when . . . → Read More: Mystery as American drone is found floating off the coast of the Philippines… 1,000 miles away from the nearest U.S. base