Guam http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32412/all en Japanese tourists killed in Guam stabbing spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/japanese-tourists-killed-guam-stabbing-spree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two Japanese tourists were killed and 11 wounded when a knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree outside a resort in the Pacific island nation of Guam, officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The attack occurred late Tuesday when the man drove his car up a pavement near the Outrigger Guam Resort and rammed it into a convenience store, before jumping out and stabbing bystanders.</p> <p>The Japanese foreign ministry said it had been informed of two fatalities and 11 injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/japanese-tourists-killed-guam-stabbing-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Eddie Calvo Guam Micronesia AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754003 at http://www.globalpost.com Knifeman kills three, injures 11 in Guam tourist attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/knifeman-kills-three-injures-11-guam-tourist-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three people were killed and 11 injured -- most believed to be Japanese -- when a crazed motorist went on a stabbing spree in a tourist strip in the Pacific nation of Guam, police said Wednesday.</p> <p>The attack occurred late Tuesday when a man drove his car up a pavement near the Outrigger Guam Resort then rammed into a convenience store before jumping out of the vehicle and stabbing bystanders.</p> <p>Police said a 20-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was arrested after the attack but they had not yet determined any motive.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/knifeman-kills-three-injures-11-guam-tourist-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Micronesia AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:30:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754061 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212-76 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Knifeman kills three, injures 11 in Guam tourist attack: police</p> <p>ns/mp/jw</p> Guam AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:32:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754092 at http://www.globalpost.com Japanese tourists killed in Guam stabbing spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/japanese-tourists-killed-guam-stabbing-spree-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Japanese tourists were killed and 11 injured when a knife-wielding man went on a rampage after ramming his car into a shop outside a luxury Guam resort, stunning the Pacific nation Wednesday.</p> <p>The attack occurred late Tuesday when the man drove his car up a pavement near the Outrigger Guam Resort and crashed it into a convenience store, before jumping out and stabbing bystanders, police said.</p> <p>The Japanese foreign ministry said it had been informed of two fatalities and 11 injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/japanese-tourists-killed-guam-stabbing-spree-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Guam International relations Politics AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:49:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754143 at http://www.globalpost.com Third Japanese dies after Guam tourist attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/third-japanese-dies-after-guam-tourist-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Many of the victims of a frenzied knife attack in the Pacific nation of Guam had been on the island to attend a wedding, it emerged Thursday, as the death toll from the attack rose to three.</p> <p>Survivors and witnesses told of their horror as a man clutching foot-long (30 centimetre) knives in each hand launched a bloody attack on unsuspecting holidaymakers after ploughing into them with his car.</p> <p>All 14 victims, including an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old toddler, were Japanese.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/third-japanese-dies-after-guam-tourist-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam International relations Politics AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:43:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755612 at http://www.globalpost.com Third Japanese dies after Guam tourist attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/third-japanese-dies-after-guam-tourist-attack-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The death toll from a frenzied attack on Japanese tourists in the Pacific nation of Guam rose to three on Thursday when a man mowed down by the killer's car succumbed to his injuries, officials said.</p> <p>The attack happened late on Tuesday when a local man drove his car up a pavement near a resort, injuring six, then went on a stabbing rampage after crashing into a convenience store, wounding another eight.</p> <p>All 14 victims, including an eight-month-old baby and a three-year-old toddler, were Japanese.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/third-japanese-dies-after-guam-tourist-attack-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chrysler DeSoto Guam AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:25:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755961 at http://www.globalpost.com To prevent snakes on a plane, Guam to airdrop poisoned mice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/prevent-snakes-plane-guam-airdrop-poisoned-mice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kevin Gray</p> <p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - Declaring war against invasive brown tree snakes infesting the Pacific U.S. territory of Guam, wildlife officials plan this spring to bomb the island with dead baby mice stuffed with a common pain-killing medicine that is poisonous to the reptiles.</p> <p>Brown tree snakes, believed to have been inadvertently carried to Guam around the end of World War Two aboard U.S. military vessels, have become major pests blamed for wiping out native bird populations on the island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/prevent-snakes-plane-guam-airdrop-poisoned-mice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Herpetology Reptiles of Australia War Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:00:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764062 at http://www.globalpost.com North Korea says ready for combat as sanctions tighten http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/north-korea-says-combat-posture-targets-include-us-mainland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jack Kim and Ju-min Park</p> <p>SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea repeated threats on Tuesday to target U.S. military bases as Washington and its allies tightened economic sanctions against the isolated country by targeting Pyongyang's main foreign exchange bank with new measures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/north-korea-says-combat-posture-targets-include-us-mainland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Divided regions Government Guam International relations Member states of the United Nations Micronesia North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea Political geography United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 07:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5793928 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ US takes N. Korea threats 'very seriously': Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/urgent-us-takes-n-korea-threats-very-seriously-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States takes North Korea's latest threats to strike targets on the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam "very seriously," Pentagon spokesman George Little said Tuesday.</p> <p>"We are concerned by any threat raised by the North Koreans. We take everything they say and everything they do very seriously. They need to stop threatening peace -- that doesn't help anyone," Little told reporters.</p> <p>mra/sst/dc</p> Guam AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:32:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5794406 at http://www.globalpost.com No panic in Guam over N.Korea threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/no-panic-guam-over-nkorea-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guam resident Gina Tabonares-Reilly refuses to let North Korea's apocalyptic threats against her island home disrupt daily life, saying it would be "suicide" for Pyongyang to launch an attack.</p> <p>Like many in the US territory in the western Pacific, she remains more concerned about the danger posed by the typhoons that regularly lash the island than the prospect of a missile strike from the hermit state.</p> <p>"At home, we discuss it from time to time but we are not making any preparations because we know that it's just sabre rattling," the 45-year-old told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/no-panic-guam-over-nkorea-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Micronesia Technology Tumon AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 03:15:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806104 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven decades on, Japan looks for WWII remains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/seven-decades-japan-looks-wwii-remains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tears roll down Heitaro Matsumoto's face as the 72-year-old businessman talks of an uncle who died on Guam as a Japanese soldier in the hopeless final weeks of World War II.</p> <p>The remains of Goro Matsumoto, in his mid-20s at the time of his death, have never been recovered. Nor have those of 18,000 other Japanese soldiers who died on the island, now a tropical vacation spot for Japanese tourists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/seven-decades-japan-looks-wwii-remains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Micronesia Political geography AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808617 at http://www.globalpost.com Guam heightens alert level after N. Korea threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/guam-heightens-alert-level-after-n-korea-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guam has raised its official threat level and on Thursday tested its emergency alert system after warnings from North Korea identifying the island as a potential missile target.</p> <p>With a North Korean missile test expected at any time, authorities said the US territory in the western Pacific was on yellow alert, the middle phase of a three-step "traffic light" system comprising green, yellow and red levels.</p> <p>"This is the same colour used by government agencies to indicate there is a medium risk for the island," the government said in a statement released late Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/guam-heightens-alert-level-after-n-korea-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Military of North Korea Nuclear program of North Korea AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 03:00:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5810076 at http://www.globalpost.com Guam Hilton evacuated after blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/guam-hilton-evacuated-after-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An explosion at a bar in the Guam Hilton Thursday left two people injured and resulted in the Pacific resort's evacuation, officials said, as US security agencies investigated the cause of the blast.</p> <p>The Guam Fire Department said the cause of the blast, which occurred around 8.30pm (1030GMT) at an outdoor bar in the Hilton, was unknown, with the FBI and Homeland Security both investigating.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/guam-hilton-evacuated-after-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Micronesia AFP Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:49:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5945495 at http://www.globalpost.com Guam Hilton evacuated after blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/guam-hilton-evacuated-after-blast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An explosion at a bar in the Guam Hilton Thursday left two people injured and resulted in the Pacific resort's evacuation, officials said, as US security agencies investigated the cause of the blast.</p> <p>The Guam Fire Department said the cause of the blast, which occurred around 8.30pm (1030GMT) at an outdoor bar in the Hilton, was unknown, with the FBI and Homeland Security both investigating.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130926/guam-hilton-evacuated-after-blast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Micronesia AFP Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:21:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5945895 at http://www.globalpost.com No evidence Guam hotel blast was terrorism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/no-evidence-guam-hotel-blast-was-terrorism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Investigators have so far found no evidence that an explosion at a bar in the Guam Hilton that forced tourists to evacuate was terror-related, officials said Friday.</p> <p>The blast late Thursday injured two people and sparked a major security scare on the US Pacific territory, which is home to some 6,000 military personnel, with the FBI and Homeland Security rushing to secure the scene and investigate its cause.</p> <p>Hotel guests were cleared from the premises while sniffer dogs looking for explosives reportedly swept the resort, but failed to find anything suspicious.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/no-evidence-guam-hotel-blast-was-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guam Micronesia AFP Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:54:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5946143 at http://www.globalpost.com