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July 24, 2014
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour
Havana (AFP) July 23, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a nine-day Latin American tour in Cuba on Wednesday, heading home with dozens of deals underlining Beijing's growing interest - and influence - in the region. Xi kicked off his trip at a summit of the BRICS emerging powers in Brazil, then traveled to Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba - three countries that have often been among the most outspoken critics of US dominance over the region. His charm offensive began with the announcement by the BRICS - Brazil, ... read more
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US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes
Washington is still weighing Iraq's request to launch air strikes against Islamic militants, but is working to boost the Iraqi army as it battles the extremists, a top US diplomat said Wednesday. ... more

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"
Chinese citizens confronted by knife-wielding attackers should "quickly run away", authorities have advised in an updated anti-terrorism handbook. ... more

The Great War Redux
July 28 marks the centenary of the start of World War I - also known as the "Great War" and tragically and wrongly described by President Woodrow Wilson as the "war to end all wars." That war was neither great nor the end of war. About eight million soldiers on all sides were killed and at least an equal number of civilians perished - many through disease and starvation. ... more
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France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions
Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said Wednesday. ... more


Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670
An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said, as Israel's army announced two more soldiers had died in fighting. ... more
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New collaboration between Australian military, universities
Australia's military announced a new partnership program to enhance research collaboration with universities in the country. ... more

New Raytheon radar for Navy passes key design reviews
The U.S. Navy's next-generation air and ballistic missile defense radar from Raytheon has successfully completed critical design reviews. ... more
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Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage

China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth

Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year


Kurds agree on Fuad Masum for Iraq president: official
Veteran Iraqi politician Fuad Masum was almost guaranteed to become Iraq's next president after the main Kurdish blocs in parliament agreed on his candidacy Thursday. ... more

UN urged to take stand against Iraq IS 'atrocities'
Accusing the Islamic State in Iraq of murder, hostage-takings and kidnappings, the UN envoy in Iraq on Wednesday called on the Security Council to firmly demand an end to atrocities. ... more

Army developing pocket-sized ISR system for soldiers
A pocket-sized sensor system to give dismounted soldiers enhanced situational awareness is being developed by the U.S. Army. ... more
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Space surveillance satellites being sent into orbit
Three U.S. Air Force satellites were being launched into space on Wednesday to provide a "space neighborhood watch" capability. ... more

Dynamics Aviation continues CEASAR program support
The U.S. Army has tapped Dynamic Aviation to provide support for an electronics program for intercepting and jamming enemy communications in Afghanistan. ... more
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K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

How honey bees stay cool

Seals forage at offshore wind farms

15-year analysis of blue whales off California finds conflict with shipping lanes

Meat turns up the heat

Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics

Ecological impact of microbial respiration in oxygen-starved oceans


France receives upgraded AWACS plane
The French Air Force has received the first of four airborne warning and control system aircraft from Boeing following a mid-life upgrade, the company reports. ... more

BAE Systems supplying latest missile warning system to Army
BAE Systems has received a series of contracts from the U.S. Army for the supply of third-generation missile warning systems. ... more

Brazilian Air Force jet engines receiving Avio Aero support
Avio Aero, an Italian component and maintenance firm, has been tapped for long-term logistics support for engines on Brazil's AMX fighters. ... more

Saab strenghtens naval portfolio through acquisition
Saab has completed its aquisition of the Swedish shipbuilder Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB, enhancing its naval military systems portfolio. ... more

Sweden not a bidder for fighter procurement by Denmark
Saab's Gripen fighter will not be part of the international competition for a $4.37 billion aircraft procurement contract from Denmark. ... more


Harris receives order for new tactical radios
An unidentified Middle East country has ordered wideband and narrowband handheld tactical radios and accessories from the Harris Corporation. ... more

Integrator increasing payload, endurance
Insitu's new Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle has achieved 24-hour flight endurance in testing with various weight payloads, the company announced. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Scientists Find Way to Maintain Quantum Entanglement in Amplified Signals

Quantum leap in lasers brightens future of quantum computing

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

Understanding Graphene's Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

A noble gas cage

Japanese leader proposes first-ever 'Robot Olympics'


Baghdad in political, diplomatic push amid battlefield stalemate


US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites


Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard


Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive


USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia


MH17 crash puts Russia's support of rebels under scrutiny


Iraq PM seeks Sunni tribal help in battling insurgency


Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': US


EU to prepare defence sanctions against Russia: Austria FM


Britain still exporting arms to Russia: MPs

Evidence mounts of MH17 missile strike, but proof elusive

Lithuania to replace M113 armored personnel carriers

Israel's Operation Protective Edge enters its third week

Iraqi sacred city gains prominence as Baghdad founders

Jihadists organise tours in their Syria, Iraq 'caliphate'

Iran's Rouhani says nuclear talks 'only way' forward

China's Xi in Cuba on last stop of Latin America swing

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace

Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths

Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US

Malaysia Flight 17 and the decline of the West

AC-235 gunships for Jordan feature missiles, rockets and cannons

Turkey stops airing spy drama after jihadist threat: reports

Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela

IT security company issues heads-up to small enterprises

AM General touts Humvee replacement offering

NASA Turns Over New Air Traffic Management Tool To FAA

K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

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