Posts published in Day: July 2, 2018

Exclusive: Japan to buy advanced U.S. radar for missile defense system

Monday, July 2, 2018

Japan will next week pick a U.S.-made advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, an upgrade that could help ease trade friction with Washington and provide cutting-edge protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources said. “Aegis will be a big-ticket purchase; it will be a nice gift for President Trump,” said a Japanese government official, referring to the ground-based Aegis Ashore system. Japanese officials could make…

Lampa festival’s political arena: talks with politicians without masks

Monday, July 2, 2018

In preparation for the upcoming Saeima elections, Lampa festival will provide a special Political arena for the first time. Eight of Latvia’s political parties and party unions will be represented there with their own tents. Voters will be able to meet with politicians face to face and discuss matters important to them, festival organizers say. «Lampa is a place where we promote involvement of society in social and civil processes,…

Trump-Putin summit to be held on July 16 in Helsinki

Monday, July 2, 2018

A long-awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin and the White House said in simultaneous statements on Thursday (June 28). “An agreement has been reached that on July 16 in Helsinki there will be a meeting between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir  Putin and the President of the United States Donald Trump,” the Kremlin said.…

Creating a perceptible safe and secure environment in Kosovo

Monday, July 2, 2018

A safe and secure environment is the goal between the combined efforts of the Kosovo Forces and the institutions in Kosovo. And it is developing noticeably. While walking downtown at night, U.S. Navy Admiral James Foggo, commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, met the locals in a pedestrian-filled area of Pristina where he honored the servicemen and civilians of KFOR. Those members were recently commemorated at a memorial in…