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April 18, 2014
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils
Moscow (AFP) April 18, 2014
Russia will build new military compounds in the next two years on the Kuril islands that are the subject of a territorial row with neighbouring Japan, a top commander said Friday. "The decisions on constructing military base settlements on the islands Iturup and Kunashir have been taken and confirmed," the commander of Russia's Far Eastern military district Sergei Surovikov said, Russian agencies reported. "All the main objects, and there are more than 150 of them, will be completed before 2016, ... read more
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Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world
Iran has no intention of committing acts of aggression but retains the right to defend itself militarily, President Hassan Rouhani said Friday. ... more

F-35 in first international flight
The first flights outside the United States of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II will occur in Britain this summer. ... more

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel
The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. ... more
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ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth
A team of about 20 working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab's Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Scie ... more


US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York
US prosecutors unveiled plans Thursday to sell an Iran-owned Manhattan skyscraper in the largest terror-related seizure ever, and distribute proceeds to families affected by attacks linked to Tehran. ... more
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Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21
An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks mainly targeting security personnel killed 21 people nationwide, officials said. ... more

Pakistan to hold fresh talks with Taliban negotiators
The Pakistani government is planning a fresh round of talks with Taliban negotiators at the weekend, officials said Friday, despite the militants' refusal to extend a ceasefire called to help peace efforts. ... more
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NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre


Keel layed for new littoral combat ship
A keel laying ceremony for the U.S. Navy's 10th littoral combat ship was held earlier this week by the Navy and Austal USA. ... more

GMLRS alternative warhead completes production qualification tests
The fifth and final production qualification test for Lockheed Martin's Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System alternative warhead has been completed. ... more

Fourth officer charged in US Navy bribery scandal
A fourth US Navy officer has been charged with leaking information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for cash and other gifts in a widening bribery scandal, officials said Thursday. ... more
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Palestinians rally for prisoners as peace talks falter
Thousands of Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza rallied Thursday in solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving inmates. ... more

Landmine kills Tunisian soldier in remote border area
A landmine blast killed a soldier on Friday in western Tunisia's Mount Chaambi area, the defence ministry said, after warning of the growing threat from jihadists in the remote region. ... more
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12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370


Diligent Consulting tapped for Air Force Network support
Diligent Consulting Inc. is to provide system administration, engineering and management support services for the U.S. Air Force under a NETCENTS-2 contract. ... more

EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel Friday to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks. ... more

Australian broadcaster ABC wins landmark China access
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced Thursday a deal to make its content more available in China in what is believed to be the most extensive access granted to any western broadcaster. ... more
Russia warns Ukraine against missile technologies proliferation

Japan orders to shoot down any new N Korea ballistic missile launches

US to send two more missile defence ships to Japan: Hagel

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

French test fire new cruise missile

Raytheon UK to export Paveway IV

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace

N. Korea denies link to drones recovered by South

S. Korea spurns North's call for joint drone probe

Harris, Exelis win Army radio contract

NGC Ships Payload Module For 4th Advanced EHF Protected ComSat

Fourth AEHF Protected Communications Satellite Begins Integration Months Ahead of Schedule


UAV production to remain profitable
Manufacturers of unmanned aerial systems will benefit from relatively higher price tags for the systems over the next 10 years, according to a market study. ... more

Russia should be ready for non-contact war
The future of the Russian armed forces lies in developing high-precision 'smart' weapons and boosting the capacity to conduct no-contact warfare, a Russian deputy prime minister in charge of the def ... more

China's maritime area being carved up
China is facing serious challenges to its maritime rights, with its resources being plundered and seas carved up, a senior oceanic official said Friday. Some islands have been encroached on an ... more

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces
Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces flexed their military muscles in the restive east of the country on Wednesday, a day ahead of high-level international talks on the escalating crisis. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Russia may lose energy game over Ukraine, U.S. says

Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

BOEM extends planning time for OCS renewables

N.D. governor questions coal pollution limits

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom


Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief


Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks


Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance


US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire


Rival Somali forces face off over flashpoint Sool zone


Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing


Germany asks U.S. for P-3C Orion upgrade


Raytheon UK to export Paveway IV


Jordan destroys 'camouflaged' vehicles crossing from Syria


Bombers kill five at Iraq provincial govt compound

Singapore accepts Indonesia apology over warship row

BAE Systems announces mobile app for Google Glass devices

Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles

Bloomberg arms US gun control with $50 mn

Software update for Common Missile Warning System completes CDR

Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes

Fire aboard US missile cruiser, no one hurt

S. Korea spurns North's call for joint drone probe

Royal Navy chief warns of threat posed by Scottish independence

Syria rebels get US-made missiles: source

'Criminal' use of force by Ukraine would imperil talks: Lavrov

N.Korea privatizing illicit economic activity: US group

Iran's foreign minister holds talks in UAE

US actor Michael Douglas fronts disarmament initiative

Comtech continues Blue Force Tracking support

Israelis, Palestinians seeking to extend peace talks: US

Iraq Kurds dig trench on Syria border to block militants

Russia in new ballistic missile test: Pentagon

Karzai condemns air strike over 'civilian casualties'

GenDyn Canada enhancing Portuguese Navy sonar

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