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November 09, 2012
Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) Nov 8, 2012
Two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Predator drone in the Gulf last week but the aircraft was not hit, the Pentagon said Thursday, warning that the United States stood ready to protect its forces in the region. The incident occurred on November 1 - less than a week before America's presidential election - but the Pentagon kept it quiet until now. "They intercepted the aircraft and fired multiple rounds," spokesman George Little told a news conference. The SU-25 Frogfoot fighter ... read more
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Israel enemy No 1, Sudan's Bashir says after surgery
A tired but healthy-looking Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir appeared on television Thursday after a minor operation, calling Israel "enemy number one" in a return to his typical fiery rhetoric. ... more

S. America maritime security business up
Maritime security concerns are fueling a rise in the marketing and sales of equipment and services that feed into the growing procurement business with Central and South American navies and commercial shipping. ... more

Hu says China should become 'maritime power'
China Thursday stressed its intention to become a "maritime power" in line with its economic clout, as US President Barack Obama prepares to return to Asia amid regional anxiety at Beijing's rise. ... more
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EADS Reports Robust Nine-Month Results 2012
Leiden, Netherlands (SPX) Nov 09, 2012 EADS has achieved robust financial results in the first nine-months of 2012. Order intake(5) in the first nine months reached euro 50.4 billion driven by soli ... more


Obama set to 'extend hand' to Iran again: analysts
Freed from the constraints of a lengthy election campaign, US President Barack Obama now has another shot at pressing Iran through diplomacy to scale back its nuclear programme, analysts say. ... more
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Japan says China must use sea power peacefully
Japan called on China Thursday to use its sea power peacefully, after President Hu Jintao staked a claim in Beijing for his country to become a maritime force. ... more

N. Korea ready to conduct nuke, missile tests: minister
South Korea's defence minister said Thursday that North Korea has completed preparations for another nuclear test, and would also test-launch long-range missiles sometime in the future. ... more
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Japan to make F35 parts under relaxed arms ban
Japan will allow domestic firms to take part in production of the F-35 fighter, the first such case since Tokyo last year relaxed a self-imposed ban on arms exports, a report said Thursday. ... more

Iran not ruling out nuclear talks with US but in no hurry
Iran, reeling from international sanctions over its nuclear programme and facing four more years with Barack Obama as leader of arch-enemy the United States, does not rule out direct talks with Washington but says they will not come overnight. ... more

Italian aerospace giant Finmeccanica reports Q3 profit
Italian aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica on Thursday reported a net profit of 75 million euros ($32 million) in the third quarter and confirmed its 2012 forecasts, following heavy losses last year. ... more
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China's Hu warns Taiwan against independence move
China's President Hu Jintao warned Taiwan Thursday against any moves towards independence but called for the two sides to continue the exchanges that have helped ease their longtime rivalry. ... more

Turkey says reserves right to arm against any Syria threat
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said Thursday that the country reserved the right to defend itself against any threat from neighbouring Syria, amid discussions about the possible deployment of US Patriot missiles. ... more
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Pentagon chief to visit Australia, Thailand and Cambodia
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to Australia, Thailand and Cambodia next week as part of America's strategic tilt to the Asia-Pacific, even as crises in the Middle East demand the Pentagon's attention and resources. ... more

WikiLeaks suspect offers guilty plea on some charges
A US soldier accused of leaking a trove of secret files to WikiLeaks has offered to plead guilty to some but not all of the charges he faces in a pending court-martial, his defense lawyer said. ... more

Switzerland establishes Kyrgyzstan embassy
Switzerland says it is seeking to expand its influence in Central Asia with the upgrading of a cooperation office in Kyrgyzstan into a full-fledged embassy. ... more
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Seven killed in Iraq attacks
A series of bombings and gun attacks killed seven people in Iraq on Thursday, including four who died in a car bombing in a predominantly Shiite city south of Baghdad, officials said. ... more

Giffords in court to see Tucson shooter get life
Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords confronted her would-be assassin face-to-face for the first time Thursday as he was sentenced to life without parole for killing six others. ... more

Saab invests in Pipavav shipyard in India
Swedish arms and aviation manufacturer Saab will invest $38 million in the private Indian defense company Pipavav Offshore and Defense Engineering. ... more

China leader warns of 'collapse' at start of congress
China's president Thursday warned the Communist Party faces "collapse" if it fails to clean up corruption and called for an economic revamp as he opened a congress to inaugurate a new slate of leaders. ... more
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