Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
News About Superpowers
May 19, 2015
NATO urges Russia to be more 'transparent' on military exercises
Brussels (AFP) May 19, 2015
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg urged Russia on Tuesday for full transparency during snap military exercises in order to avoid potentially catastrophic misunderstandings as the Ukraine crisis stokes tensions. Transparency is paramount, Stoltenberg said after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a Council of Europe meeting in Brussels. "For NATO it is important to do whatever we can to avoid that the incidents and the situation is spiralling out of control," he said. ... read more

.
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor

Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
..
Japan to earmark $100 bn for Asian infrastructure: report
..
Japan dove Murayama urges hawk Abe to follow war apology
..
New coastal watch center opens in Philippines
..
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
. .
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Nuclear disarmament talks struggle to reach action plan

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Saudi Arabia, Turkey request $2B in U.S. military equipment deals

Exelis, Leidos continue work on new radar counter-measures system

China 'severely concerned' over US spying accusations

INDRA test advanced defense and cyber defense systems in Peru

S. Korea, Japan defence chiefs to hold 1st meet in 4 years

..
Ukraine vows to show off 'captured Russian soldiers'
Ukraine vowed on Monday to show off two Russian soldiers it claimed to have captured while fighting Moscow-backed forces in the separatist east. ... more
..
Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears
Russia has deployed hundreds of troops for drills in Central Asia with its ex-Soviet allies in a show of force as anxiety grows over a surge in fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan. ... more
..
Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US
China's relationship with the US is "stable" despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is "vast enough" for both powers, state media said. ... more
..
India's Modi tells China to 'reconsider' approach
Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that Beijing needs to "reconsider its approach" to relations between the Asian giants, as the Hindu nationalist leader departed from the usual diplomatic pleasantries. ... more
..
America's shabby absence from Russia's VE celebrations
Eager to punish Russia for its Ukrainian policies, the Obama administration in a demeaning display of petty petulance sent only the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John F. Tefft, to make an appearance at the May 9 Victory Day celebrations and parade in Moscow's Red Square, despite the U.S., Britain and the USSR being allies during WWII. ... more
..
Beijing rebukes US over South China Sea islands row
China's foreign minister told top US diplomat John Kerry on Saturday that Beijing was "unshakeable" in its defence of sovereignty, as tensions between the powers mount over Chinese island-building in strategic but disputed waters. ... more
..
One Ukrainian soldier killed, 3 wounded in war-torn east
A Ukrainian soldier was killed and three were wounded in fighting between government forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine, the armed forces said Saturday. ... more
..
India's Modi in Mongolia seeking stronger ties in China's backyard
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks Sunday with his counterpart during a visit to Mongolia, with the two nations upgrading relations as Delhi tries to strengthen its influence in China's backyard. ... more
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
..
US anxious over China's 'great wall of sand'
The United States is weighing sending warships and surveillance aircraft near artificial islands built by China to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea, officials said Wednesday. ... more
..
Ukraine navy left high and dry after Crimea losses
A clutch of rusty old naval boats bob about mournfully in the Black Sea off the harbour of Ukraine's southern city Odessa near an ageing missile boat. ... more
..
Japan cabinet OKs military expansion rules
Japan's cabinet on Thursday approved a set of bills bolstering the role and scope of the military, as the pacifist country redefines its position in the increasingly roiled Asia-Pacific region. ... more
..
Reform doubts grow as India's Modi marks year in office
Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. ... more
..
Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of troops
The Baltic states will formally ask NATO to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent to Russia, Lithuania said Thursday, but the alliance gave no assurance that the request would be accepted. ... more
..
Indian PM meets China's Xi on home ground
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his ancestral home province Thursday, highlighting ancient ties as the Asian giants reportedly discussed a simmering border dispute. ... more
..
China media laud Russia ties, naval exercises
Chinese state-run media lauded Beijing and Moscow's increasing closeness Tuesday, dismissing Western suspicion over the relationship as the two countries began their first joint naval exercises in European waters. ... more
..
US weighs moves to counter China's 'wall of sand'
The US military might deploy warships and surveillance aircraft near artificial islands being built by China to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea, officials said Wednesday. ... more
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Nano-policing pollution

Researchers discover 'swing-dancing' pairs of electrons

Seashell strength inspires stress tests

Researchers build new fermion microscope

Physicists observe real-time restructuring of electron cloud in attoseconds

Nanomaterials inspired by bird feathers turn light into color

San Francisco Launches HERO Clean Energy Program

..
'Critical' for Putin to implement Ukraine truce: NATO
NATO leaders on Wednesday warned President Vladimir Putin to waste no time in implementing a fragile peace deal to end the fighting in Ukraine, after the Russian strongman's meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry raised hopes of a slackening in tensions. ... more
..
NATO worried by 'wide-ranging' Russia Crimea build-up
NATO on Wednesday expressed alarm over a "wide-ranging" military build-up by Russia in Crimea, as well as talk that Moscow could even install nuclear weapons on the annexed Black Sea peninsula. ... more
..
Turkey says 'nothing justifies' Russia policy ahead of NATO talks
Turkey on Tuesday said nothing can justify Russia's actions in Ukraine and other ex-Soviet states, in a rare strong criticism of its increasingly close ally ahead of a NATO meeting. ... more
..
India's Modi heads to China as rivals seek common ground
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his global investment push to China this week, as Asia's rival superpowers look to put aside a festering border dispute and identify areas of economic cooperation. ... more
..
Philippines and Japan hold historic naval drills in flashpoint waters
Two Japanese destroyers and one of the Philippines' newest warships began historic naval exercises in the flashpoint South China Sea on Tuesday, showcasing a deepening alliance aimed at countering a rising China. ... more
..
Kerry to visit China this week, then SKorea
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet senior officials in China late this week, and then stop in Seoul for talks with South Korean leaders, the State Department announced Monday. ... more
..
China Warns Philippines Military to Stay Away from Disputed Territory
China has warned Philippine military planes six times to leave disputed areas of the South China Sea and may be "testing the waters" to see if it can establish a no-fly zone in the region, senior Ph ... more
..
China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US
China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea this year, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the disputed area, US officials said Friday. ... more
The contents herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2015 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy statement
Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement