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
American gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for 'hostile acts' An American tour operator has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for alleged “hostile acts” against the repressive regime, according to its official state news agency. Kenneth Bae, who is in his mid-40s and lives in Washington state, has been described by friends as a devout Christian who took tourists on trips to North Korea, The Associated Press reported. More
Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations - Minneapolis Star Tribune Obama, Modi Pledge Deeper Cooperation, Offer Few Details - Wall Street Journal 01/25/2015 - 1:23 pm | View Link
India celebrates Republic Day, warns Pakistan - Livemint.com ... longest-range ballistic missile capable of delivering a one-tonne nuclear warhead anywhere in rival Pakistan and in China. India views the Agni... 01/25/2015 - 12:54 pm | View Link
nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter tomorrow - Peak Oil Could a man-made star solve Earth's energy crisis? - ITV.com 01/25/2015 - 12:20 pm | View Link
SOTU's Optimism, Populism, Patriotism - Huffington Post ... that Iran's insincere about nuclear negotiations ... on Cuba and potentially achieving historic agreements with Iran and with China-India on ... 01/25/2015 - 10:19 am | View Link
Obama cuts India trip short to pay respects in Saudi Arabia - PBS Saudis Aim to Project Stability - Wall Street Journal 01/24/2015 - 3:45 pm | View Link
Russian Submarine The Amur 1650 To Be Given To China, India’s Nuclear Energy Welcomed By Russia A new Russian submarine design called the Amur 1650 is going to be sold to China, with Vladimir Putin hoping that Russia’s economic recession may be averted partially by making deals with the Chinese. Russia also publicly welcomed the expansion of India ... 10/18/2014 - 1:33 pm | View Link
Nuclear Security Initiative Ignored By Russia, China, India, Pakistan 35 countries attending the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit pledged to an initiative backed by the U.S. and South Korea that promotes transparency of nuclear resources to prevent nuclear terrorism, with the conspicuous absence of some of the world's largest ... 03/25/2014 - 12:54 pm | View Link
China, India, Pakistan increase nuclear weapons Those countries are also among an increasing roster of Asian Pacific nations with growing reliability on nuclear power. SIPRI, an independent international institute researching conflict, armaments and arms sales, released the “SIPRI Yearbook 2013” on ... 06/16/2013 - 11:27 am | View Link
Pakistan, China, India boost nuclear arsenals: Study STOCKHOLM: Three of the world’s nuclear powers – China, India and Pakistan – have increased their nuclear arsenals over the past year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday. China now has 250 nuclear warheads ... 06/3/2013 - 4:44 pm | View Link
China, India, Pak have scaled up their nuclear arsenals: study Three nuclear-armed countries - China, India and Pakistan - have increased their nuclear arsenals over the past year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday, against the backdrop of what it called a "fragile" peace in Asia. 06/3/2013 - 1:48 am | View Link
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Publications The projected growth in the use of nuclear power worldwide creates new opportunities for deepening and expanding existing U.S.-South Korean collaboration to promote ... 01/25/2015 - 11:50 am | View Website
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Nuclear forces Overall inventories are declining, primarily due to the United States and Russia continuing the drawdown of their nuclear arsenals as a result of the Treaty on ... 01/23/2015 - 9:15 am | View Website
James Harden had 37 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled to a 99-87 victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, sending Los Angeles to its eighth straight defeat.
Harden hit four 3-pointers, and the NBA's leading scorer added five assists in the Rockets' third victory in four games.
Josh Smith and Jason Terry had 11 points apiece as Houston cruised to its fourth straight road victory over the Lakers even without Dwight Howard, who sat out after injuring his right ankle two days ago.
Rookie Jordan Clarkson had eight points on 2-for-10 shooting and five turnovers in his second start for the Lakers, while Jeremy Lin had 14 points and six assists off the bench after being a healthy scratch in Friday's loss at San Antonio.
Coach Byron Scott hasn't given up optimism for an eventual return by the third-leading scorer in NBA history.
At least his absence spared him the relentless booing he'll likely face from Lakers fans for the rest of his career after he spurned the club in free agency in 2013.
Rising sales helped boost hiring at U. S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.
 many businesses expect the steep drop in oil prices in recent months to have a positive impact on them this year, according to the survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics.
Finance, insurance and real estate companies were most likely to say they expect employment increases, at 52 percent; transportation, utilities and communications firms were the least likely, at 15 percent.
There are strong expectations for the first quarter, especially for jobs and wages.
Nisman, who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranian suspects in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that killed 85 people, died hours before he was to testify in a Congressional hearing about the case.
In Mexico, President Enrique Pena Nieto was involved in another scandal after a report surfaced that he had purchased a home from a businessman whose company won public works contracts worth millions of dollars.
In Peru, a dancer waits to perform in a presentation in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria's upcoming feast day celebrations, while at the iconic Coronado Bar in Lima a girl celebrating her 15th birthday rides on the back of a photographer's assistant to keep her gown from getting dirty.
The body of a journalist who was abducted by armed men three weeks ago has been found in eastern Mexico, authorities said Sunday, adding that a former police officer has confessed to carrying out the crime allegedly at the request of the town's mayor.
Sanchez was a social activist and journalist in the town of Medellin de Bravo who published a weekly, "La Union," which covered local government corruption and violent deaths, as well as printing citizen complaints.
With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids' troublesome seizures or led to other improvements, but the American Academy of Pediatrics' new policy says rigorous research is needed to verify those claims.
To make it easier to study and develop marijuana-based treatments, the group recommends removing marijuana from the government's most restrictive drug category, which includes heroin, LSD and other narcotics with no accepted medical use, and switching it to the category which includes methadone and oxycodone.
Studies have linked recreational marijuana use in kids with ill effects on health and brain development, including problems with memory, concentration, attention, judgment and reaction time, the group's policy emphasizes.
 the marijuana movement has grown substantially.