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November 21, 2014
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China policies fuel tensions with US: commission
Washington (AFP) Nov 20, 2014
China's souring foreign investment climate, "unfair" trade practices and inceased military spending heightened tensions between the United States and Beijing in 2014, a US commission said Thursday. Security ties between the two world powers deteriorated this year amid increased territorial disputes in the South China Sea. These potential China-US military confrontations risk escalating into a "major political crisis," the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) said in its annual ... read more
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CYBER WARS

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Thursday demanded a greater role for Beijing in shaping the global Internet, calling for "order" online as he failed to address his government's censorship of content it deems politically sensitive. ... more
NUKEWARS

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks
US Secretary of State John Kerry joined troubled Iran nuclear talks in Vienna on Thursday, four days before a looming deadline, with Russia warning that getting a deal will be "very difficult". ... more
TERROR WARS

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source
A high-level Syrian delegation is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss a possible relaunch of peace talks with the opposition, a senior Syrian official said Thursday. ... more
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TECH SPACE

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll
A refurbished and upgraded radar facility for air and surface surveillance has been returned to the Swedish armed forces. ... more


AEROSPACE

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight
Russian strategic bomber Tu-160 has completed its first flight after modernization, the aircraft's design bureau Tupolev said Wednesday. "On Nov. 16, 2014, the Tu-160 bomber performed the firs ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014
NATO said Thursday there have been around 400 intercepts of Russian military flights near its member countries this year, amid heightened tension between Moscow and the West over the Ukraine crisis. ... more
MILTECH

Marines get counter-IED training from A-T Solutions
Training to counter improvised explosive devices is to be provided to the U.S. Marine Corps Engineer School by A-T solutions. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Rosetta continues into its full science phase

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?

Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule

RAY GUNS

Northrop Grumman announces new Viper anti-missile laser
A new laser for use on all directed infrared counter-measure systems on military aircraft has been introduced by Northrop Grumman's Laser Systems business unit. ... more
NUKEWARS

Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats
New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang Thursday threatened a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record. ... more
DRAGON SPACE

China expects to introduce space law around 2020
China will always abide by international space law and is making great efforts to introduce its own laws in 2020, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Monday. Xu Dazhe, direc ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Launched Russian satellites to reach 150 by 2025
Russia will increase the number of its orbital satellites to 150 by 2025, head of Russia's United Rocket Space Corporation (URSC) said Monday. "According to the federal space program's new project, ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ

NASA Skunkworks Team Set to Deliver 6U CubeSat
A NASA "skunkworks" team gave itself just one year to develop, test and integrate a newfangled CubeSat that could reliably and easily accommodate agency-class science investigations and technology d ... more
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Darwin 2.0

Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

Global October temperatures record high for month: US

$9.3 bn pledged to help poor nations combat global warming

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Cut the salt: Green solutions for highway snow and ice control

AEROSPACE

Elbit to Supply DIRCM Systems to German A400M Aircraft
Elbit Systems has announced that it was awarded a contract from DIEHL BGT Defence to provide J-MUSIC Multi-Spectral Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the first phase of the Germa ... more
TERROR WARS

IS claims suicide bombing in Iraq's Arbil
The Islamic State jihadist group on Thursday claimed a rare suicide car bombing in the usually secure capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that killed four people. ... more
AEROSPACE

Britain's RAF receives first A400M airlifter
Britain's Royal Air Force has taken possession of the first of 22 Airbus A400M airlifters, becoming the third country to bring the aircraft into service. ... more
AEROSPACE

France to buy 12 Airbus tankers worth 3 bn euros
France's defence ministry announced on Thursday the purchase of 12 Airbus refuelling tankers worth around 3 billion euros ($3.8 billion). ... more
AEROSPACE

F-35Cs complete initial testing from aircraft carrier
The carrier variant of the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has successfully completed the first phase of developmental testing at sea. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

Russia urges Ukraine not to join NATO
Russia on Wednesday called for Ukraine to stay out of the NATO alliance, insisting that a "non-aligned status" was in the interests of the ex-Soviet country. ... more
NUKEWARS

Iran, US go face-to-face in crunch nuclear talks
Iran and the US held one-on-one talks Wednesday as a deadline loomed to reach a mammoth nuclear deal, seeking common ground on the two crucial remaining issues: uranium enrichment and sanctions relief. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

UAV NEWS

Law firm forms unit for civilian UAV issues

CYBER WARS

Top China official urges stronger Internet management

THE STANS

US condemns IS bombing in Kurdish region of Iraq

IRAQ WARS

War in Iraq 'different' this time: US military chief

DRAGON SPACE

China launches new remote sensing satellite

TECH SPACE

Boeing Stacks Two Satellites to Launch as a Pair

MICROSAT BLITZ

CubeSat Instruments to Demonstrate NASA Firsts

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

New sites will boost European search and rescue

SPACEMART

European Space Agency and Airbus sign on to Orion mission

FLOATING STEEL

Airbus building periscope maintenance plant in India

Eurofighter unveils 1.0-billion-euro radar upgrade

Fabrication starts on Navy's new air-cushioned landing craft

Greece asks U.S. to continue sustainment support for its F-16s

Nammo subsidiary buying Patria ammunition facility

Northrop Grumman updating aircraft targeting system

U.S. contracts CPI Aerostructures for F-16 wing components

Whispers about Russia's so-called 'satellite killer' grow louder

Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty

US can pursue 'reckless' drone flyers, panel rules

Complex turns for Xi on China's diplomatic path

Kerry broadside against IS: 'We are not intimidated'

Amnesty feels 'chill' from China Internet meeting

Hollande on first state visit by French president to Australia

Iraq is starting to push back jihadists: UN

Unidentified Asian country orders ECA naval simulators

NATO sees 'very serious' Russian military Ukraine build-up

Darwin 2.0

Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

Global October temperatures record high for month: US

$9.3 bn pledged to help poor nations combat global warming

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