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U.S.-Japan joint exercise, involving 46,000 troops, called a success

U.S.-Japan joint exercise, involving 46,000 troops, called a success

Business
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Keen Sword 21, an 11-day military exercise involving 9,000 U.S. and 37,000 Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, was declared a success at its conclusion. "Keen Sword was a tremendous success with respect to operating and integrating with our allies," said Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, in a statement at the conclusion of the exercises on Thursday. Advertisement "By learning from and working alongside each other, not only did we improve our joint and bilateral capabilities, we once again demonstrated our unwavering resolve to the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which has been the foundation of peace, stability, and security in the Indo-Pacific region for the past 60 years," Schneider said. The field training event, in and around Japan, involved U.S. Army, Nav...
AA auction risks stalling as rivals eye joint offer

AA auction risks stalling as rivals eye joint offer

Business
Two of the putative bidders for the AA are in talks about joining forces in a move that could undermine shareholders' hopes of a hotly contested bidding war for Britain's biggest breakdown recovery service.Sky News has learnt that Warburg Pincus is holding preliminary discussions about partnering with a consortium comprising two other buyout firms - Centerbridge Partners and Towerbrook Capital Partners. The talks have yet to result in a definitive agreement, but if the three firms do formally team up, it would leave Platinum Equity as the only publicly declared potential counterbidder to the consortium.Apollo Global Management had been contemplating an offer, but is understood to have switched its interest to participating in a potential refinancing of the AA's £2.65bn debt mountain.The li
‘Enraged’ N Korea blows up joint liaison office with South

‘Enraged’ N Korea blows up joint liaison office with South

World
North Korea has blown up a joint liaison office with the South as tensions over "human scum" defectors sending leaflets into the North grow.A four-storey building, intended to facilitate dialogue between the two Koreas, was destroyed in the joint industrial complex on the North Korean side of the border at at 2.49pm (6.49am BST). No South Koreans are believed to have been in the office in Kaesong after it was temporarily closed in January due to coronavirus.Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said the nation destroyed the office in a "terrific explosion" because its "enraged people" were determined to "force (the) human scum and those, who have sheltered the scum, to pay dearly for their crimes". Image: The four storey inter-Korean K...
NASA: ‘Joint, independent team’ will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch

NASA: ‘Joint, independent team’ will probe Boeing Starliner orbital glitch

Science
Jan. 8 (UPI) -- NASA is establishing a "joint, independent team" to probe the failure of Boeing's Starliner space capsule to reach the International Space Station during a test flight. The investigation comes as NASA is feeling pressure to stop relying on Russian Soyuz capsules to carry astronauts to the station. Boeing and its competitor, SpaceX, are years behind schedule in developing a new spacecraft to carry people. Starliner was launched Dec. 20 without a crew, and a problem with its mission clock caused it to burn fuel needlessly. That meant it wasn't able to reach the orbit necessary to catch up with the space station. Despite the problem, Boeing and NASA said the test mission accomplished most of its goals. Initial data showed the capsule was a safe environment in which to carry ...
U.S., South Korea postpone joint air exercises for diplomacy

U.S., South Korea postpone joint air exercises for diplomacy

Business
BANKOK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- South Korea and the United States decided to put off their wintertime combined air exercises to support diplomacy with North Korea, the two sides said Sunday, with U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper urging Pyongyang to reciprocate the goodwill by returning to nuclear talks. Esper and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo announced the surprise decision during an impromptu joint press conference in Bangkok on the sidelines of a regional defense ministers' meeting led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. "We have made this decision as an act of goodwill to contribute to an environment conducive to diplomacy and the advancement of peace," Esper said after announcing that the allies decided to postpone the Combined Flying Training Event set for late...