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World Mar 05

China plans to boost defense spending by 12 percent

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that their defense budget will increase by 12.2 percent, nearly 808 billion yuan, for the 2014 fiscal year. In U.S. dollars, China will be boosting its defense budget from $117 billion to approximately $132 billion,…

Nation Feb 14

Now hiring: Ambassador to the Arctic

The State Department plans to appoint an ambassador to the Arctic, according to a letter released Friday from Secretary of State John Kerry. The new position comes as nations bordering the Arctic Ocean have scrambled to lay their…

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