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The Japanese word “tsunami” translates to “ wave in the harbor. The name derives from the experience of fishermen, who would only discover the terrible destruction these waves can cause when they returned from sea to their supposedly secure harbors. Tsunamis are generated by the rapid dislocation of large quantities of water by the displacement of the seafloor.

The United States and China have agreed that neither country will conduct economic espionage in cyberspace in a deal that addresses a major source of tension in the bilateral relationship.

The pact also calls for a process aimed at helping to ensure compliance.

The agreement, reached in talks Thursday and Friday between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, has the potential — if it is upheld — to alleviate one of the most significant threats to U.S.

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged Friday that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology and said future generations of Japanese should not have to make them either.

In a widely anticipated statement marking the 70th anniversary of his country’s surrender, he said instead that Japan’s repeated past “heartfelt apologies” would remain unshakeable in the future.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Nearly a year after floating the idea, the Obama administration instructed the State Department to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. The delisting will have minimal impact on U.S. policy as the embargo of the island nation remains in place. In most instances, inclusion on the State Departments State Sponsor of Terrorism list comes with economic and political consequences, but for Cuba the delisting was certainly important, though mostly symbolic.

By Diane Maye
Special Contributor to In Homeland Security

After the fall of Mosul in June 2014 to the Islamic State, the Iraqi government formalized a program under the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) to quickly integrate militias into Iraq’s security apparatus.
By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

As if the stakes weren’t high enough in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia put out a feeler in the media regarding its desire to obtain nuclear weapons from Pakistan.