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November 25, 2014
China ships pay first post-Japan summit visit to disputed isles
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 25, 2014
Chinese ships returned to territorial waters around islands at the centre of a dispute with Japan on Tuesday, the coastguard said, the first incursion since a Sino-Japanese summit aimed at reducing tensions. Three Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the 12-nautical-mile zone around the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China claims and calls the Diaoyus, shortly after 10:00 am (0100 GMT), the Japanese coastguard said. They left two hours later. China's State Oceanic Administration sa ... read more
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Russia studies construction of its own orbital station
Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos is studying several options of creating a brand-new Russian orbital station, which could replace the International Space Station (ISS), deputy chief of Roscos ... more

Stealthy spy software snooping for years: Symantec
Computer security firm Symantec on Monday said it uncovered stealthy software wielded as part of a years-long spying campaign, most likely by a nation state. ... more

China Military Advance in South China Sea to Test US Outreach
China has allegedly boosted its military presence in the disputed area of Spratly Islands in the South China Sea by building an artificial island spacious enough to host an airstrip, thus raising se ... more
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Ukraine's NATO hopes still a long way off
For the first time, a majority of Ukrainians support the idea of joining NATO and the president this week spoke of putting the idea to a popular vote, but experts say it still remains a distant dream. ... more


Iran won't be brought to knees on nuclear issue: Khamenei
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that Iran would not sink "to its knees" over its disputed nuclear programme, his first comment since a missed deadline for a deal. ... more
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France delays warship delivery to Russia 'until further notice'
France on Tuesday pushed back "until further notice" the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis, sparking a measured initial response from Moscow. ... more

What hope for Iran nuclear deal?
Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to reach a nuclear deal, but a heightened risk of hardliners wrecking the process means they may have missed their best chance ever, analysts say. ... more
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Iran's Rouhani squeezed over nuclear talks extension
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani faced thinly veiled pressure Tuesday over a missed nuclear deal deadline and an unexpected seven-month extension of talks, with hardliners denouncing the diplomatic deadlock. ... more

Mutualink and C2UK Partner to Deliver Interoperable Comms
C2UK and Mutualink have announced a partnership to jointly develop the UK and Middle East markets for the Mutualink product portfolio. Mutualink offers state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable commun ... more

Hybrid Ferry MF Finnoy Completes Three-Month Trial
Corvus Energy has announced the completion of the three month trial of the hybrid ferry MF Finnoy. The refit vessel used a 960V, 260kWh Energy Storage System (ESS) consisting of 40 Corvus Energy AT6 ... more
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Eutelsat and Spacecom Create Unified Neighbourhood
Eutelsat Communications and Spacecom have announced the signature of a partnership agreement that will drive expansion of digital entertainment services at one of Africa's fastest-growing video neig ... more

Syria air strikes on IS 'capital' kill 63 people
A string of Syrian regime air strikes on the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed capital Raqa on Tuesday killed at least 63 people, more than half of them civilians, a monitor said. ... more
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Babcock International readies second OPV for Ireland
A second offshore patrol boat for the Irish Naval Service has been put afloat by Britain's Babcock International for final outfitting, trials and commissioning. ... more

New raid hits Libya capital's only working airport
A new air strike hit the Libyan capital's sole operational airport on Tuesday, a day after a raid claimed by forces loyal to a prominent anti-Islamist general, witnesses said. ... more

Dutch authorities release teen rescued by mum from IS
A Dutch court on Tuesday ordered the provisional release of a young woman being probed on terrorism charges after her mother rescued her from Syria, where she had married an Islamic State fighter. ... more

UK soldier killing reveals intelligence failures
An inquiry into how Muslim extremists were able to murder a British soldier on the streets of London listed a string of intelligence failures Tuesday but said that only information held by an Internet company might have stopped the attack. ... more

Britain, Norway order F-35 aircraft
The British and Norwegian governments are moving forward contractually in their acquisition of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. ... more

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97FARC frees two hostage Colombian soldiers
Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Tuesday freed two soldiers captured in combat, the first step in a hostage release deal aimed at reviving suspended peace talks. ... more

China calls for release of fishermen convicted in Philippines
China called on the Philippines Tuesday to release nine Chinese fisherman convicted of poaching after they were detained while in disputed waters, saying the incident was a violation of Beijing's sovereignty. ... more
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France at the UN warns N. Korea over nuclear threat


Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1


China blasts 'irresponsible' US comments on island project


The fear and the chaos of a missile attack in east Ukraine


French shipbuilder DCNS creates Australian subsidiary


Lockheed Martin UK opens F-35 software simulation facility


Offsets may delay Korea's decision on buying aerial refulers


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Iran president says nuclear deal will be done

Cyberspying tool could have US, British origins

Pentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 10: officials

Air Force orders additional programmable bomb fuzes

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

European space plane set for February launch: firm

Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule

A new approach to the delivery of satellites to orbit

Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

US delivers anti-mortar radars to Ukraine: Pentagon

UN airlifts winter aid to desperate Iraqis

N.Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling

Biden leaves Turkey without breakthrough on Syria

Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice

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