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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: Aug 20 2017 - 12:05am

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially confirmed recently that 2016 was the Earth’s hottest year on record, surpassing 2015, which surpassed 2014. The NOAA had reported this unofficially back in January. What made last week’s announcement noteworthy is that the NOAA is now part of the administration of President Donald Trump, who has famously called global warming a “hoax.”

  2. | Posted: Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am

    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.

  3. Posted: Aug 10 2017 - 7:16am

    Pound sand, Oahu.

  4. | Posted: Jul 31 2017 - 12:06am

    A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia still possess thousands of nuclear weapons. Even so, some administration officials and members of Congress are pushing wasteful and dangerous plans to expand the numbers and capabilities of those weapons, threatening a web of arms control agreements that have ensured the stability of Russian and American arsenals that contain fully 90 percent of the world’s 15,000 nuclear weapons.

  5. | Posted: Jul 20 2017 - 12:06am

    Keith Okamoto, manager and chief engineer with the Department of Water Supply on Hawaii Island, knows he can expect a teeth kicking tonight.

  6. | Posted: May 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Sometimes, as the saying goes, you surrender a battle to win the war.

  7. | Posted: Apr 6 2017 - 9:12pm

    From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Mayor Harry Kim will lay out his vision for an Aloha for Maunakea World Park.

  8. | Posted: Mar 29 2017 - 12:05am

    If Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is confirmed by the Senate, it will be a huge setback for Americans with disabilities.

  9. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — How many Americans does it take to keep President Trump and his family in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed?

  10. | Posted: Mar 18 2017 - 12:05am

    Conservatives across the United States pinned a target on the back of Planned Parenthood long before a doctored videotape circulated in 2015 purporting to show the organization’s abortion providers talking about harvesting fetal tissue for research.

  11. | Posted: Mar 9 2017 - 12:05am

    We’re surprised Konawaena High School is sticking by its head softball coach, Shellie A. Grace.

  12. | Posted: Jan 22 2017 - 12:05am

    It’s Championship Sunday this morning with four teams vying for their conference crowns. The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to New England in the AFC battle, while the red hot Green Bay Packers go down South to play the Atlanta Falcons.

  13. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    In an era of harsh political division in Washington, Senate Republicans and Democrats have found one area of unanimity: Human sex trafficking is bad, child sex trafficking is worse, and the online site Backpage provides a $600 million marketing platform for this sort of sleaze to expand rapidly across the country.

  14. | Posted: Jan 13 2017 - 12:05am

    A bad idea pasted on top of another wrongheaded move: Cutting federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of the proposed repeal of Obamacare.

  15. | Posted: Dec 25 2016 - 5:53pm

    The federal regulatory state has just surpassed a dubious milestone.