Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
China Tests First Stealth Combat Drone adding the flight made China the “fourth power… capable of putting a stealth drone into the sky”. Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone. 11/22/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
China successfully tests first stealth combat drone: media It said Thursday’s test flight made China the “fourth power . . . capable of putting a stealth drone into the sky,” after the U.S., European Union and Britain. Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet ... 11/21/2013 - 9:57 pm | View Link
China tests stealth drone Sharp Sword In a giant step to boost its military capabilities, China has tested its first stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicle ... Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat ... 11/21/2013 - 8:51 pm | View Link
China tests first stealth combat drone, state media reports China has tested its first stealth combat drone, state media said Friday, citing online photos of an ... Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone. 11/21/2013 - 6:10 pm | View Link
China tests first stealth combat drone capable of putting a stealth drone into the sky." Images posted online showed a sleek gray delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone. Beijing is steadily building its military muscle and unveiled its ... 11/21/2013 - 6:00 pm | View Link
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord, pledging to lobby the U. S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed the agreement Thursday via a video link into Kabul's presidential palace.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said military officials were investigating the North Korean solider, who defected across the central-east portion of the military demarcation line, which is inside the 4-kilometer-wide (2.5-mile-wide) Demilitarized Zone that separates the countries.
The conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war.
The Olympic investigation panel, led by Shinichi Ueyama, a Keio University public policy professor, was launched by newly elected Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as part of broader reforms after she raised concerns about ever-growing unofficial cost estimates and the potential burden on the city and its taxpayers.
" anyone who hears these numbers is alarmed," Ueyama said.
In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage for prescription drugs but lacked explicit mechanisms for dealing with costs, instead relying mainly on market forces.
"Congress in attempting to expand access to prescription drugs has inadvertently created a situation where price increases are much more rapid," said economist Paul Ginsburg, a former congressional adviser on Medicare who now directs the Brookings Institution health policy center.
Government-sponsored coverage injected more dollars into the market for medications, and new consumer protections curtailed some blunt instruments insurers used to control costs, such as annual and lifetime limits on the dollar value of coverage.
Congressional indignation was on display recently as House members grilled Mylan CEO Heather Bresch about price increases for her company's EpiPens, prefilled syringes that deliver a rescue drug for people suffering life-threatening allergic reactions.
—Obama's health care law provided makers of cutting-edge biologic drugs 12 years of protection from generic competitors, not a shorter period sought by consumer advocates.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday shows strong support for requiring drug companies to disclose how they set prices (86 percent), Medicare negotiations (82 percent), price limits on costly drugs to treat cancer and diseases like hepatitis (78 percent), and allowing Americans to import medications from Canada (71 percent).
A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, manager Don Mattingly, hitting coach Barry Bonds and the players including Marcel Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton wore white T-shirts emblazoned with Fernandez's image and the letters "RIP" as they slowly walked the hearse away from Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Wednesday.
Fernandez was an emerging baseball star known for his exuberant personality and style of play.