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November 2, 2017 12:21 AM Navy collisions that killed 17 sailors were ‘avoidable’: Official inquiry reports

WASHINGTON — Two collisions between United States Navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were “avoidable” and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in reports made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer Fitzgerald collided 2

November 1, 2017 1:30 PM Collisions of US destroyers, commercial vessels in Western Pacific were avoidable: Top navy officer

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Two collisions between US navy destroyers and commercial vessels in the Western Pacific earlier this year were "avoidable" and the result of a string of crew and basic navigational errors, the Navy's top officer said in a report to be made public on Wednesday (Nov 1). Seven sailors were killed in June when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald 3

October 29, 2017 9:59 AM Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed, all on board presumed dead

OSLO (AFP) - A Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic this week has been found and the eight Russians on board are presumed dead, Norwegian rescue crews said on Sunday (Oct 29). The Mil Mi-8 chopper, carrying five crew and three scientists, went missing on Thursday as it was flying to Barentsburg 4

October 21, 2017 3:33 PM 7 reasons Japan's snap polls is not an 'election about nothing'

TOKYO - Ten days after North Korea fired its second missile in less than a month over Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan will hold a snap election on Sunday (Oct 22), more than a year before one is due. Just when the media was scrambling to cover the unexpected news, announced on Sept 25, Tokyo Governor and former Cabinet minister 58

October 19, 2017 9:02 PM Keppel profit jumps 30% in Q3 as most units do well

Property, power and gas, asset management offset poor showing by offshore and marine Higher contributions from across all businesses other than the offshore and marine division sent earnings up 30 per cent at Keppel Corporation in the third quarter. Net profit for the three months to Sept 30 was $291.8 million, higher than the $224.5 million in the same period 3

October 11, 2017 8:11 PM China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea

Recently, a leading U.S. authority on China’s strategy and former Pentagon senior official Michael Pillsbury stated that “the US government lacks both legal warfare and counter-legal warfare capabilities.” He was speaking specifically about the South China Sea disputes. He then added that “the Chinese government seems to be better organized to design 6

October 11, 2017 12:12 PM 2 Top Officers of Navy Ship John S. McCain Are Removed

The commander of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, Adm. Scott H. Swift, said last month that he would retire after being notified that he was no longer in the running to take charge of the Pentagon’s overall Pacific Command, which would oversee any military operations against North Korea. What you need to know to start your day, delivered to your inbox Monday 12

October 11, 2017 4:42 AM US Navy says deadly McCain collision was preventable, relieves ship commander

TOKYO — The commander and executive officer of the USS John S McCain were relieved of their duties Wednesday (Oct 11) due to lost confidence after the warship and an oil tanker collided near Singapore in August. The cause of the Aug 21 collision is still under investigation but the US Navy described it as preventable. The Navy statement said Cmdr. Alfredo 6

October 9, 2017 11:16 AM The Daily 202: Bob Corker tirade encapsulates five reasons why Trump has failed at governing

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump’s escalating feud with Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, captures in miniature why he’s been ineffective during his first nine months as president. -- It’s unclear what exactly triggered the thin-skinned commander in chief to post three tweets attacking the Tennessee senator on Sunday 7

October 7, 2017 9:23 PM Doctors told how to prevent the development of coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease develops due to cholesterol clogged blood vessels and slow blood circulation, when oxygen in sufficient quantity is not supplied to the heart. If people lead unhealthy lifestyles and have the aforementioned diseases, it automatically gets to group of risk of coronary heart disease. 2. Eat right, eating healthy vegetarian food and refuse 17