A world awash in a nuclear explosive?

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

Japan is leading a global move towards dangerous reactors fueled by a nuclear explosive, Thomas Cochran and other experts say.

Excerpts from this story referencing "correspondent":

"… ove it was radioactive. Six years later, after the 9/11 attacks, ABC News correspondent Brian Ross asked Cochran to borrow his Coke can, and wound up smuggling it …"

ICIJ offshore records reveal tax haven clients in China, Hong Kong

Files shed light on more than 20,000 tax haven clients from Hong Kong and mainland China.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… h with help from more than 50 reporting partners in Europe, North America, Asia and other regions. Since last April, ICIJ’s stories have triggered  …"

A fast, agile Navy ship is prone to embarrassing glitches

By Douglas Birch

Some Senate lawmakers are pushing back against the Navy's effort to accelerate production of the troubled Littoral Combat Ships.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… it of Hormuz, the Gulf chokepoint for oil exports, he said, “but for the Asia pivot, it’s not what you want.” Rear Admiral Richard Hunt, director o …"

John Bolton forms super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

Former U.N. ambassador forms pair of political committees

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Enterprise Institute":

"… cretary and undersecretary, currently works as a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and is a frequent commentator on news talk shows as well as author of nume …"

Global power will shift by 2030

By R. Jeffrey Smith

A new US intelligence report forecasts an end to US predominance

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… economy), population size, and military spending.And by 2030, countries in Asia will have surpassed the United States in many of these power metrics, mean …"

"… 8 years but instead a collection of “networks and coalitions” in which Asian nations and rising economic powers such as India, Brazil, Colombia, Indon …"

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

FACT CHECK: Stumbles in latest presidential debate

By The Associated Press

FACT CHECK: Facts take some hits in rough and tumble debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… on was a result mainly of a moratorium on offshore drilling imposed by the Obama administration after the April 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst offshor …"

FACT CHECK: Is Romney to blame for cancer death?

By FactCheck.Org

Factcheck.org takes on a controversial new ad from the a pro-Obama super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… id it certainly didn’t help. Others blamed the union or competition from Asia. In a 1999 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, t …"

"… stated, “Distressed economic conditions in other countries, particularly Asia, have resulted in record levels of imported steel products into the domest …"

IMPACT: Key vote clears way to stop fish plundering in the South Pacific

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

Long overdue Chilean vote unblocks efforts to impose binding regulations on fishing quotas across the southern Pacific

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fish":

"… n June 14 to ratify the convention that governs the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO), the organization charged with prote …"

What would your Pentagon budget look like?

How would you cut military defense spending?

FACT CHECK: Green stimulus sending jobs overseas?

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative advocacy ad avoids the facts about Obama administration investments into sustainable energy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… 6.1 million to air the ad in eight battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia.– Robert Farley …"

Donor profile: Sheldon Adelson

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… ated $21.5 billion. His casino empire extends across the United States and Asia, and the company’s annual report shows more than $9.4 billion in revenue …"

Illegal ocean dumping persists despite DOJ crackdown

By Ronnie Greene

Federal prosecutors target dumping on the high seas, which taints global waterways with oil and other contaminants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… f high-seas pollution and phony recordkeeping as the ship ferried cargo in Asia and the U.S. The crew had used the so-called magic pipe to divert oily was …"

Casino billionaire expected to move millions to GOP groups

By Peter H. Stone

Casino mogul hosts private dinner for GOP bigwigs in Las Vegas digs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… s to Republican-allied groups and possibly a super PAC backing frontrunner Mitt Romney, according to fundraisers with ties to the casino owner.Adelson along with …"

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

By David Axe

The pricetag is at least $55 billion, the design is unsettled and the mission is controversial.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… stically. “Rebalancing our global posture and presence to emphasize the Asia-Pacific and Middle East areas … requires an Air Force that is able to pe …"

"… e Obama administration — which announced a “strategic pivot” towards Asia in recent months — has expressed concern that a failure to provide a U.S …"

"… tes that other factors are at play besides military need. “You have new [Asia-centered] strategy which, on the surface, would seem indicate some rationa …"

Peru’s vanishing fish

By Milagros Salazar

Rampant cheating and lax controls allowed companies to overfish their quotas and avoid taxes

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fish":

"… on each ton caught. They do not count against companies’ Fishing quota. Fishermen, paid by catch weight, are cheated out of earnings.The database only …"

"… ta is then conveyed to a massive scale that weighs several tons at a time. Fish cannot escape en route, and yet ICIJ found that sometimes as much as 50 pe …"

"… ayed soccer near the larger of two La Planchada Fishmeal processors: China Fishery Group, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based marine products empire, Paci …"

"… ond to requests for comment.Richard Inurritegui, president of the National Fisheries Society, the leading industry group, played down the investigation’ …"

Sin control, gigantes pesqueros diezman el Pacífico Sur

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

La depredación del Pacífico Sur

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… rastre chinos llegaron en masa, así como lo hicieron otros procedentes de Asia, Europa y Latinoamérica.Uno de los primeros en llegar fue el que por aque …"

"… ha visto potenciada por los subsidios estatales, especialmente en Europa y Asia.Un prestigioso informe realizado por Rashid Sumaila, en colaboración con …"

'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

By Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra

Fishing fleets have devastated stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fish":

"… rything will be gone ... This is the closing of the frontier.”Big Fleets Fish UncheckedDelegates from at least 20 countries will gather next week, Janua …"

"… f curbing the plunder.Negotiations to establish the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) began in 2006, at the initiative of …"

"… a Russian flag. Kredo — via four other subsidiaries — belongs to China Fishery Group in Singapore, which, in turn, is registered in the Cayman Islands …"

"… up in Singapore, which, in turn, is registered in the Cayman Islands.China Fishery and Pacific Andes Resources Development belong to Pacific Andes Interna …"

FACT CHECK: Facts Strained in ‘King of Bain’

By FactCheck.Org

Pro-Gingrich super PAC offers one-sided, distorted view of Romney’s years at Bain Capital in a 28-minute 'doc'

Excerpts from this story referencing "King":

"… and nuanced than either Romney or the documentary suggest.The MaKing of ‘King of Bain’There’s an interesting history to how the 28-minute film& …"

"… purchased a controlling interest in DDi Corp. in 1996. According to the “King of Bain” video: “A signature of Romney’s Bain Way strategy, employee …"

"… in a phone interview.Now, about the public stock sale. Here’s how the “King of Bain” video describes things:King of Bain: With help from their frien …"

"… lic stock sale. Here’s how the “King of Bain” video describes things:King of Bain: With help from their friends at Wall Street’s Lehman Brothers, …"

Billionaire backer may open wallet for Gingrich but bring unwanted baggage

By Peter H. Stone

Casino owner, Gingrich bond over Israel security issues

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Israel Public Affairs Committee":

"… Congress to Israel. These trips have been sponsored by an affiliate of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the leading pro-Israel lobby in Washington, which Adelson has backed heav …"

Joe Allbaugh, who helped put George W. Bush in White House, now running Perry campaign

By Peter H. Stone

Flagging Perry campaign turns to man who helped George W. Bush win White House

Excerpts from this story referencing "Middle East":

"… Bridge Strategies, which was launched to facilitate business deals in the Middle East not long after the Iraq war started in 2003. The firm was set up “to hel …"

"… elp companies evaluate and take advantage of business opportunities in the Middle East following the conclusion of the U.S. led war in Iraq,” according to its …"

"… th offices in Washington, Austin, Oklahoma City as well as overseas in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.The firm’s website boasts that it “provides world cla …"

Center hires R. Jeffrey Smith as national security editor

By Steve Carpinelli

Veteran Washington Post investigative reporter R. Jeffrey Smith has been named managing editor at the Center

Excerpts from this story referencing "The Washington Post":

"… th worked for 25 years in a series of key reporting and editorial roles at The Washington Post. In 2006, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, along wit …"

"… grity’s growing cadre of veteran investigative journalists."Smith joined The Washington Post in 1986 as national security correspondent, and for the next ten years wro …"

Imported fish with banned chemicals reaching U.S. consumers

By Laurie Udesky

Mislabeled seafood leads to criminal charges and calls for more tests

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… 2002 to 2009, Alabama records show, 44 percent of basa fish it tested from Asia tested positive for fluoroquinolone, prompting the state to issue nine "su …"

Canada resists adding deadly asbestos to toxics blacklist

By Jim Morris

Major producer resists adding substance to toxics blacklist

Excerpts from this story referencing "World Health Organization":

"… safely under controlled conditions.Many scientists and bodies such as the World Health Organization dispute this, saying that no form or quantity of asbestos can be used with …"

Russia's cigarette king practices strategic giving

By Roman Anin

Dominant vendor sets standard for connections

Excerpts from this story referencing "Middle East":

"… Degtyarev Works — which sells military equipment in Africa, Asia and the Middle East through the Russian government’s military goods export agency. According …"

Death is one Pakistani reporter's constant companion

By Malik Siraj Akbar

COMMENTARY: Pakistani journalist Malik Siraj Akbar is seeing his colleagues die

Excerpts from this story referencing "correspondent":

"… en reporters whose deaths it wanted probed, it did not mention most of the correspondents who were killed last year in Balochistan.From 2005 to 2010, I covered the …"

"… .”Another murder was that of twenty-five year old Lala Hameed Hayatan, a correspondent of the Urdu language newspaper Daily Tawar. On Oct. 25, he was kidnapped b …"

After skipping Ground Zero event with Obama, Bush made three paid speeches

By Peter H. Stone

Bush skipped Ground Zero event but gave three paid speeches in the next week

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… m New York to Texas. Overseas, Bush has delivered at least two speeches in Asia—one to the Boao Forum for Asia in China’s Hainan province, and another …"

"… sh has delivered at least two speeches in Asia—one to the Boao Forum for Asia in China’s Hainan province, and another to the Federation of Korean Indu …"

Activist asbestos inspector faces threats, industry backlash

By Jim Morris and Marcelo Soares

Official endures threats, ostracism – and now a lawsuit for activism

Excerpts from this story referencing "King":

"… n [sic] to ban asbestos” and asserts, “No one will ever win against ‘King Asbestos!’ Impossible! It is forever!” The one-page, typewritten lett …"

George H.W. Bush — Revisited

By John Solomon

He’s 86 now, his eyebrows silver and his legs weakened by Parkinson’s-like symptoms. But as George Herbert Walker Bush approaches his twilig

Excerpts from this story referencing "current president":

"… cap it off, well into his 80s, he decides to jump out of airplanes,” the current president said adoringly as he secured the blue-and-white ribbon around Bush’s nec …"

Analysis — An illuminating expedition to the world of the uninsured

By Wendell Potter

Lawmakers questioning the need for health care reform should check out this weekend's effort to provide free medical care at a Nashville hig

Excerpts from this story referencing "Asia":

"… ying doctors and medical supplies to villages in South America, Africa and Asia. It never occurred to Brock when he started RAM in 1985 that most of his …"

Romanian weapons modified in the U.S. become scourge of Mexican drug war

By Rick Schmitt and Rick Young

Center story focused on Romanian weapon now targeted by Feinstein legislation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Manny Weigensberg":

"… ed back.With his brother-in-law and partner — a garrulous Canadian named Manny Weigensberg — he would scour the warehouses of Europe and Asia for surplus military …"