Marshall Islands News
Meet the Women Leaders of the World
As far as powerful women go, Hillary Clinton has been one of the most discussed in recent months. In her concession speech Wednesday, she said, "To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world
Donald Trump Victory Casts Shadow Over US Pledge to International Climate Change Goals
Donald Trump 's ascendance as president-elect of the United States has caused many environmentalists and world leaders to raise concerns over the future president's stance on climate change -- a global issue he has called a "hoax." Trump vowed in a speech at a petroleum conference in North Dakota
Marine Researchers Shed Light on 'Nuclear Sharks'
Find out how sharks ended up living in a spot decimated by nuclear bomb testing during the Cold War.
Fishermen Sue Japan for Hiding Records of Fallout From US Nuclear Tests
A group of 45 retired Japanese fishermen have filed a lawsuit against their own government that seeks compensation for failing to disclose records of their exposure to radiation from a series of hydrogen bomb tests called “Operation Castle,” conducted by the U.S. in the Pacific Ocean and starting
What a Launch of the Minuteman III Missile Looks Like
The successful test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was conducted at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
World Leaders Scramble to Finalize Historic Climate Change Deal
World leaders are meeting in Paris to finalize a historic climate deal that calls on industrialized nations to cut emissions in an effort to slow the effects of climate change . Government officials are now scrambling to get a deal done after Friday's original deadline passed. Who are the players?
Iran Fires at Singapore Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
A Singapore-flagged tanker vessel was fired upon by Iranian patrol boats today as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials said. The Iranian patrol craft initially fired warning shots across the tanker’s bow, but then fired directly at the MT Alpine Eternity in an attempt to
Iran Releases Marshall Islands Cargo Ship Seized in Strait of Hormuz
Iran has released the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, whose seizure in the Strait of Hormuz last week had raised tensions with Iran. The ship's operator says the crew of 24 are "in a good condition" and the ship is headed to Jebel Ali, a port in the United Arab Emirates .
US Is Only Industrialized Nation Without Paid Maternity Leave
In time for Mother's Day, advocates for paid family leave are reminding people that the U.S. is only one of three countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave and may faces negative consequences without statutory paid family leave. The other two countries are Papa New Guinea and
Iran Seizes Cargo Ship in Strait of Hormuz
Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots at the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon confirmed today. The ship has been boarded by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy as it heads deeper into