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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: May 12 2014 - 1:04am

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz, in a speech to fellow conservatives at the Federalist Society last week, provided detailed evidence of what the right calls the “lawlessness” of the Obama administration.

  2. Posted: May 12 2014 - 1:03am

    A couple of conclusions can be drawn from the welter of contradictory statements and actions on Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin over the past several days. One is that Mr. Putin has no compunction about making demonstrably false statements. On Wednesday, he said he had withdrawn Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s border, but on Friday NATO’s secretary general confirmed that no such movement had been detected.

  3. Posted: May 10 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The unfolding GOP primary season is clarifying two points: The Republican establishment is back, and it is more conservative than you’d think.

  4. Posted: May 10 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — The unfolding GOP primary season is clarifying two points: The Republican establishment is back, and it is more conservative than you’d think.

  5. Posted: May 10 2014 - 1:01am

    We don’t need more military plane air contamination

  6. Posted: May 10 2014 - 1:01am

    We don’t need more military plane air contamination

  7. Posted: May 10 2014 - 1:01am

    John Paul Holdren, senior adviser to President Obama on science and technology, took a star turn Tuesday when he released the administration’s third U.S. National Climate Assessment.

  8. Posted: May 10 2014 - 1:01am

    John Paul Holdren, senior adviser to President Obama on science and technology, took a star turn Tuesday when he released the administration’s third U.S. National Climate Assessment.

  9. | Posted: May 7 2014 - 1:05am

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s quixotic attempt to broker a final peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians stumbled to an end last week — or at least “a pause,” as Kerry put it. The secretary’s intense focus on trying to wring compromise from Israeli and Palestinian leaders well known for their recalcitrance never made much sense; his energies would be much better spent developing workable strategies for the civil war in Syria, the growing threat of al-Qaida in the region and Egypt’s reversion to dictatorship, not to mention troubles in other parts of the world.

  10. | Posted: May 7 2014 - 1:05am

    As he was traveling in Asia last week, President Barack Obama let loose with a broadside against critics who say his foreign policy is too weak.

  11. Posted: May 7 2014 - 1:05am

    Dolphin tours need better monitoring

  12. | Posted: May 6 2014 - 8:08am

    Michael Grimm, meet irony.

  13. | Posted: May 6 2014 - 1:06am

    WASHINGTON — There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Barack Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic. The key question for the 2014 elections is whether voting this fall — and Obama’s approval ratings — can come into line with the electorate’s broader Democratic leanings?

  14. | Posted: May 6 2014 - 1:06am

    Costly, inefficient and skewed to benefit domestic special interests rather than starving people overseas, U.S. food aid programs are overdue for reform. Both President Barack Obama and his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, advocated such changes, only to be defeated by maritime and agriculture lobbies on Capitol Hill. The most recent farm bill, signed into law by Obama in February, included a few remnants of the president’s ambitious plans to buy and distribute more food grown near recipients abroad, as opposed to the costly current practice of shipping U.S.-grown products on U.S.-flagged ships. Basically, though, the old system, which treats food aid as a means of subsidizing U.S. farmers and shipping companies rather than of just helping the hungry, remained intact.

  15. Posted: May 6 2014 - 1:05am

    Area needs detox center