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September 30, 2014
N. Korea moving 'further away' from denuclearisation: US envoy
Beijing (AFP) Sept 29, 2014
The US diplomat in charge of North Korea policy said Monday a speech by its foreign minister at the United Nations shows the country is moving further away from a return to six-country nuclear talks. Glyn Davies, the special representative for North Korea policy, spoke with reporters in Beijing as he began a nearly week-long trip that will also take him to Seoul and Tokyo. He cited "troubling further signs" that North Korea "is even more directly rejecting its responsibilities to live up to its ... read more
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IS jihadists close in on key Syria border town
Islamic State group fighters closed in Monday to within only a few kilometres of a key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey, despite new air strikes by the US-led coalition. ... more

German push onto world stage hit by defence failures
Embarrassing German military hiccups in sending weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq have proven a "reality check" for Berlin which is seeking a bigger role in international crises, analysts said Monday. ... more

Sweden orders submarine overhaul
Swedish company Saab is to overhaul HMS Halland, a Gotland-class submarine commissioned in 1997. ... more
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Israel PM warns Iran greater threat than IS jihadists
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday at the United Nations that a nuclear-capable Iran would pose the gravest threat to the world, far outstripping the jihadist terror from Iraq and Syria. ... more


Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday
Ashraf Ghani's government will sign a long-delayed deal on Tuesday to allow some US troops to stay in Afghanistan into next year, US and Afghan officials said. ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Former Exelis business unit makes debut as independent company
Exelis, the global aerospace, defense and information solutions company, has completed the spinoff of its Mission Systems government services business. ... more

In air war in Iraq and Syria, 4,100 US flights: official
US aircraft have flown roughly 4,100 sorties in the air war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since August, including surveillance flights, refueling runs and bombing raids, a military officer said Monday. ... more
Space News from
Chinese Company to Create High-Altitude Space Balloon: Reports

NASA-Funded Rocket Has Six Minutes to Study Solar Heating

Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death for Ancient Stars

NASA Ocean Data Shows 'Climate Dance' of Plankton

China Successfully Orbits Experimental Satellite

Living on the Edge: Rosetta's Lander Philae Is Set to Take the Plunge

Dawn reaches its seventh anniversary


Mexico must probe 'possible' army executions: UN expert
A UN expert urged Mexico on Monday to conduct an independent investigation into the killing of 22 drug gang suspects by soldiers, saying the deaths may have been summary executions. ... more

China's first space lab in operation for over 1000 days
Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, has been in orbit for 1092 days since it was launched on September 29, 2011. The space lab, which is in sound condition, is able to complete more operation time ... more

Delta IV Booster Integration Another Step Toward First Orion Flight
Engineers took another step forward in preparations for the first test flight of NASA's new Orion spacecraft, in December. The three primary core elements of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta I ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Millog expands maintenance work for Finnish military
Finnish Defense Forces are expanding their relationship and transferring more of its equipment maintenance work to Millog Oy, a subsidiary of the Patria Group. ... more

Raytheon producing more Tomahawks for Navy
The U.S. Navy is procuring more Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles from Raytheon under a $251 million award. ... more
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Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

Tooth serves as evidence of 220 million-year-old attack

Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought

If trees could talk

Chemists Observe Key Reaction To Produce 'Atmosphere's Detergent'

Predicting landslides with light

Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles


Turkey deploys tanks to border as lawmakers to consider anti-IS action
Turkey on Monday deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating violence by the Islamic State group, as parliament was set to consider whether to authorise military action against the jihadists. ... more

Poland warns France on warship deal with Russia
Poland on Monday said a possible French deal to supply Russia with warships was making it difficult for Warsaw to choose French suppliers for its planned missile shield. ... more

At UN, Syria closes the door on peace talks
Syria will not begin talks to end the three-and-a-half-year war while Islamist militants are rampaging through the country, the foreign minister told the United Nations on Monday. ... more

UAE asks U.S. for $2.5B MRAP deal
More than 4,500 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are being sought from the United States by the United Arab Emirates. ... more

Football-size underwater robot could protect American ports
MIT researchers have developed a football-size underwater robot that they say could soon help protect America's ports. Drones have quickly become a much-used eye in the sky for law enforcement. And now, underwater robots have the potential to do the same for those patrolling the nation's waterways. ... more


Royal Navy mine-hunter undergoing refit by Babcock
A Royal Navy Sandown-class mine hunter is about to begin a six-month refit program by Babcock at a dockyard in Scotland, the company reports. ... more

Mobile app spyware developer indicted on US charges
The head of a Pakistani company which created an app called StealthGenie allowing users to spy on other people's mobile devices was indicted on US criminal charges, officials said Monday. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Smart, eco-friendly new battery to solve problems

Kremlin ready to act if trilateral energy proposal collapses

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

How things coil

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics


Iran nuclear talks to resume by mid-Oct: Tehran


Japan, N. Korea meet over Cold War kidnappings


Obama admits US underestimated IS, as air strikes intensify


China sentences two to death for mosque attack: Xinhua


USMC Orders RQ-12 Wasp AE UAVs


US-led raids hit jihadist oil as Qaeda threatens reprisals


Dartmouth's new ZEBRA bracelet strengthens computer security


Where is that spacecraft


Seeing Through the Fog (and Dust and Snow) of War


Airstrikes, gunfight kill 21 militants in NW Pakistan

Philippines, US launch joint exercises near China-claimed waters

US-led strikes hit Syria's Raqa, Aleppo provinces: monitor

Syria's Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes

Japan PM Abe presses campaign for meeting with China's Xi

Turkey 'can't stay out' of anti-IS fight: Erdogan

Troops deploy after Philippine militants threaten German hostages

Army supporters storm Jazeera's Beirut office: agency

Suspected Islamic State recruiter held in Spanish custody

Baghdad steps up propaganda fightback with jihadist TV satire

Philippine Muslim rebels start difficult disarming process

Stoltenberg takes helm at pumped-up NATO but challenges loom

Iraqi army says retook dam from jihadists

World powers warn of 'serious gaps' in Iran talks

Law enforcement and NSA worried about iPhone security

Washington's experts recruit 'Call of Duty' creator

Silent march for French slain hostage

New NATO chief Stoltenberg brings Russia ties to job

China calls for N. Korea nuclear talks to resume

Taiwan student hurls book at president in China protest

Ancient genome from southern Africa throws light on our origins

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