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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 21 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — There is much to dislike in President Trump’s trade agenda, but he is correct on one subject: China’s relentless quest to extort American “intellectual property” — technologies, business methods, patents. Trump took a swipe last week at China’s policies by ordering his top trade officials to investigate. Whether he can alter China’s behavior is unclear, but he is right to try, even at the risk of a trade war.

  2. | 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.”

  3. | Posted: Aug 20 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did last week — or, rather, what they didn’t do — is a shanda.

  4. | 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.

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

    “O mother

  6. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 8:01pm

    Sooner or later, maybe today, there will be another fatal encounter between law enforcement and a citizen that will raise questions as to whether or not the police response was appropriate. Today, we have no way of knowing, and the Department of Justice, having oversight for law enforcement, can’t provide answers the public deserves.

  7. | Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — We are past the time when mournful comments about President Trump’s disgraceful behavior are sufficient. It is no longer defensible for his lieutenants or Republicans in Congress to tell themselves that they’re staying close to Trump to contain the damage he could cause our country.

  8. Posted: Aug 18 2017 - 12:06am

    Kudos to Kona Community Hospital

  9. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — We are past the time when mournful comments about President Trump’s disgraceful behavior are sufficient. It is no longer defensible for his lieutenants or Republicans in Congress to tell themselves that they’re staying close to Trump to contain the damage he could cause our country.

  10. | Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 12:06am

    Coffee growers and pickers are working hard to continue producing good quality coffee in the Big Island, which allows us to drink one of the best coffees in the world every morning. However, a lot of work goes behind a cup of coffee. Growers in Kona, Ka’u and other districts have a new pest with deal with as they approach the harvest season. The coffee berry borer (CBB), a tiny beetle native to Africa and the most serious coffee pest worldwide, is feasting on our coffee. The Kohala Centre is training coffee growers to deal with this new threat.

  11. Posted: Aug 17 2017 - 12:06am

    Wells need to be fixed now

  12. | Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:06am

    What makes American democracy shine is not the absence of hate but the response. Repugnant ideas have always swirled in this country amid the legitimate: Racism, anti-Semitism and crackpot nationalism exist. Such ugliness is not outlawed. It is protected by the Constitution. It also is marginalized and rejected by the nation at large because discriminatory ideologies are empty of worth. Most everyone can see that.

  13. | Posted: Aug 16 2017 - 12:06am

    Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier deserves congratulations for resigning from a White House business council to protest President Donald Trump’s shameful response to last weekend’s white supremacist riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. So do two other CEOs who followed his example.

  14. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 12:05am

    Yet another “oops” has occurred with our county government. That makes two within just the last week that were reported.

  15. | Posted: Aug 15 2017 - 12:05am

    After the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Va., I found the most memorable internet meme to be a news photo of torch-carrying white supremacists captioned: “Vanilla ISIS.”