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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  1. | Posted: Jun 17 2016 - 9:49pm

    The tragedy in Orlando was enabled by social ills afflicting most Western democracies. Homophobia remains obstinate, even with advances in marriage equality. Self-radicalized extremists are encouraged by the swamps of the internet, here, in Europe, in Canada and elsewhere.

  2. | Posted: May 29 2016 - 7:27pm

    With gun violence escalating, this nation should be engaged in a serious discussion of how the proliferation of guns affect everyday life for millions of Americans. The constant shootings are taking the lives of innocent victims, especially among blacks, and feeding a cycle of rage and misery in the poorest and toughest neighborhoods. Democrat Hillary Clinton should contrast her responsible policy on guns with the falsehoods and fear-mongering peddled by Republican nominee Donald Trump.

  3. | Posted: May 24 2016 - 12:30am

    If we say, “Let’s do some shopping,” do you grab your car keys … or whip out your smartphone? Judged by the numbers, your new favorite mall may be the couch.

  4. | Posted: May 20 2016 - 12:30am

    WASHINGTON — Two North Carolina congressmen are going to the front lines of an ongoing fight between the IRS and some Republicans in the House of Representatives, many of whom still want accountability for alleged IRS scrutiny specifically targeting conservative nonprofit groups.

  5. | Posted: May 18 2016 - 9:16am

    A lowly Army captain is pressing an issue that members of Congress should have forced long ago. Without the specific authorization of Congress, President Barack Obama is committing battlefield troops and weaponry to fight wars on two fronts in Iraq and Syria.

  6. | Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    Seven decades ago, the United States dropped the first — and last — atom bombs ever used in war onto two Japanese cities, killing about 200,000 people, hastening the end of World War II and beginning a difficult and painful moral and historical debate that continues to this day. On Tuesday, President Obama waded into that troubled discussion when he announced he would visit the first of those cities — Hiroshima — during a trip to Japan this month. He would be the first sitting president to do so.

  7. Posted: May 5 2016 - 8:45pm

    As of Thursday, the dollars were still being counted — and that’s a good thing.

  8. | Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 8:19pm

    Between the loose cannon Donald Trump and the ultraconservative Ted Cruz, Republicans have been doing their best to give the presidential election away. But it’s worse than that: They are doing their best to drive voters into the Democratic fold for years to come.

  9. | Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

    No one knows for certain what will happen if an errant drone crashes into a passenger jet. Maybe nothing — birds collide with planes all the time with little consequence. But not always. From time to time, a little bird causes big damage to an airplane.

  10. | Posted: Apr 14 2016 - 8:11pm

    Dr. Clif Arrington is, by several accounts, a nice man.

  11. | Posted: Apr 11 2016 - 1:30am

    Not only is Earth getting warmer, but the humans who walk upon it are getting heavier. In the latter phenomenon, however, there is little debate as to the cause. It’s a man-made global health crisis.

  12. | Posted: Apr 6 2016 - 1:31am

    We all knew the rich and powerful play by different rules than the rest of us. Some are willing to bend or break the law to enrich themselves, and some bankers and lawyers are more than happy to help them.

  13. Posted: Mar 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Escape from people like Bernie

  14. | Posted: Mar 16 2016 - 1:31am

    In May of last year a couple dozen people took to the streets outside the Kauai Humane Society on the Garden Isle and called for the resignation of its executive director, Penny Cistaro.

  15. | Posted: Mar 9 2016 - 1:31am

    The stakes couldn’t be higher for European leaders meeting in Brussels this week to discuss a common response to the flood of refugees pouring into Europe from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan. Ostensibly the talks are aimed at convincing Turkey, a major transit point for migrants, to close its border with Greece to prevent refugees from continuing their journey to northern Europe. But the real issue is the Europeans’ inability or unwillingness to absorb the newcomers despite the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding on the continent’s southern flank. Unless the European Union can get its act together to address that crisis, the future of a united Europe without borders that shares a common currency and defense policy could itself be at risk. And that should be of significant concern to Americans as we elect our next president.