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July 03, 2015
Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond
Vienna (AFP) July 2, 2015
Agonising talks towards a grand bargain nuclear deal between Iran and major powers looked set Thursday to drag into the weekend and beyond, with stubborn differences still separating the two sides in Vienna. There was little indication meanwhile whether the head of the UN atomic watchdog had made any progress in Tehran on one of the main sticking points: a probe into allegations of past nuclear weaponisation work. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said late Thursday at the end of a sixth da ... read more
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Beijing's South China Sea runway 'nearly complete': US think-tank
Beijing has nearly completed building a 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbours, a US think-tank said. ... more

Russia to loan Armenia $200 million for arms: Yerevan
Moscow is to give Armenia a $200 million loan to purchase sophisticated Russian weapons at a discount, officials in Yerevan said on Thursday. ... more

McCain Blows His Top Over US Inability to Abandon Russian Rocket Engines
US Senator John McCain is blowing a gasket over America's inability to find a suitable substitution for Russia's RD-180 engines, accusing his Republican fellows of playing into Moscow's hands, US jo ... more
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Europe teams up for next-gen mission control software
Together with national space agencies and industry, ESA is working to develop next-generation software for spacecraft control and monitoring. The initiative is a strategic and technological jump, an ... more


NASA Gears Up to Test Orion's Powerhouse
NASA is getting ready for a series of tests that will check out Orion's service module, a critical part of the spacecraft that will launch atop the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on futur ... more
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NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services set for payload test bed mission in 2017
NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services have announced a signed launch contract for a NovaWurks Payload Test Bed (PTB) mission planned for the third quarter of 2017. PTB-2, the second of the company's Pa ... more

European space industry collaborates with ESA for the future
More than 80 companies from ESA Member States met recently to begin discussing new models of collaboration to reinforce European space industry's presence in the world market. A first-ever event hos ... more
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Deadly clashes rock Yemen as UN raises emergency level
At least 22 people were killed Thursday in Yemen as fighting raged in the southern port of Aden and Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in the capital Sanaa, officials said. ... more

Compact cannon for British armored vehicles
Britain's Ministry of Defense has contracted CTA International to supply a compact 40mm cannon system for the army's armored fighting vehicles. ... more

UK police hold two women for alleged terror offences
British police on Thursday charged a 26-year-old woman with inciting terror through Twitter and membership of the Islamic State group, and arrested a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of preparing an attack. ... more
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Thai navy votes to buy three Chinese submarines worth $1 bn
Thailand's navy has voted in favour of buying three Chinese submarines worth US$1 billion, an official said Thursday, the kingdom's first such vessels in decades if the purchase is approved by the cabinet. ... more

Libya peace talks stall again despite UN sanctions threat
Libya's rival governments will not return to peace talks this week after rebel forces Wednesday rejected the latest proposal, defying threats the UN Security Council would impose sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of a deal. ... more
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Australia orders airborne refueling tankers
Airbus Defense and Space is to provide Australia with two additional TA330 MRTT tanker variant aircraft under a deal worth more than $313.7 million. ... more

Air strike kills IS leader in Syria: Pentagon
A senior Islamic State leader who recruited funds and fighters and procured weapons for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition air strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. ... more

Advanced radar to feature on upgraded Singapore fighters
The government of Singapore has detailed the upgrade of its fleet of F-16 fighters, which first entered service with its military in 1998. ... more

US military on defensive over F-35 fighter jet
The US Air Force said Wednesday its eye-wateringly expensive F-35 stealth jet is superior to the cheaper F-16 despite reports from a test pilot that suggested otherwise. ... more

With army ranks depleted, Syria urges people to enlist
With the Syrian army's ranks depleted by casualties and rampant draft-dodging, a new campaign in the war-torn country is urging citizens to enlist. ... more
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Cyprus stages play for peace at reopened landmark
Cyprus's Othello Tower, named after the ill-fated Shakespearean hero, reopened Thursday after a facelift with a performance of the tragedy that organisers hope will spread unity among long-divided communities. ... more

Cosmonaut Padalka Sets World Record in Combined Flight Duration
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka currently working on the International Space Station (ISS) has set a world record in combined flight duration, a space industry source told RIA Novosti early on Mon ... more
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US Space Command warns on overly fast Russian rocket engine phase out


China's Beidou navigation system more resistant to jamming


Telescopes focus on target of ESA's asteroid mission


NASA Wants to Nuke Asteroids That Threaten to Destroy Earth


Number of women in US combat roles unlikely to boom: official


US warns of Russia, China military threat amid growing global chaos


Russian activist probing Ukraine troop deaths found guilty over fraud, amnestied


NATO navies should beef up against Russia: commanders


IAEA chief to visit Iran as nuclear talks extended


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US-Cuba relations: A half-century of twists and turns

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Iran nuclear talk deadline extended to July 7

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Deal or no deal, Iran president faces headaches at home

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US Must Fund Urgent $270Bln Nuclear Weapons Upgrade Plan

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China set to bolster space, polar security

Russia to Receive Fifth-Generation Nuclear Submarine by 2020

Russian Strategic Sub Groups to 'Be Constantly Updated'

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