THE SEIZURE off Panama of a North Korean ship suspected of carrying weapons is a symptom of a vital barter trade that Pyongyang has managed to keep largely hidden, a Stockholm-based expert said Wednesday.
EDWARD Snowden's revelations about a vast American data dragnet may have riveted the world for weeks, but in the United States the fugitive and his scramble for asylum are overshadowing the substance of the leaks themselves.
DEFENSE Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a 20% cut in funding for the Pentagon's top civilian and military headquarters by 2019, saying everyone has to "do their part."
POLUTION and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly 6% of gross domestic product (GDP), the World Bank said in a report released on Wednesday.
IT HAS BEEN standard practice of the police to get the license plate numbers of any vehicle for documentation purposes which they may find useful if there is a crime.
STEAM has been spotted in a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, its operator said Thursday, stressing there is no sign yet of increased radiation.