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November 16, 2012
US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 14, 2012
Israeli and US troops have wrapped up a major missile defence exercise hailed as their largest-ever joint aerial military operation, the Israeli military said on Wednesday. "Yesterday, US European Command and the Israel Defence Forces successfully concluded Austere Challenge 2012, a large-scale air defence exercise that included both field training and command post simulations," an army statement said. The exercise involved some 3,500 personnel from the US European Command (US EUCOM) and 1,000 I ... read more
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N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media
North Korea tried to export ballistic missile parts to Syria in May in violation of UN sanctions, Japanese media said Wednesday, citing diplomats who have seen a classified UN report. ... more

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed on orbit testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite. Following successful spacecraft testi ... more

Xi Jinping: China's 'princeling' new leader
With a revolutionary hero for a father and a pop star for a wife, China's new leader Xi Jinping has impeccable political pedigree but has given few clues about how he will govern the country. ... more


Australia rolls out Thales desktop system
Australia's Department of Defense is aiming to roll out a streamlined desktop computer system from main contractor Thales after recent completion of a pilot project. ... more


British PM to hold Syria 'options' meeting: report
Prime Minister David Cameron was to chair a meeting of senior cabinet colleagues on Thursday to discuss Britain's military, humanitarian and diplomatic options in Syria, the BBC reported. ... more
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Obama unveils second term prototype
Barack Obama wheeled out a lean and punchy prototype for his second-term presidency Wednesday, his purpose clarified by the voters who re-elected him a week ago. ... more

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission
The fourth spacecraft to be orbited by Arianespace for the Skynet 5 military satellite constellation has been delivered to French Guiana, moving preparations into a new phase for a mid-December dual ... more
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US defence chief in Thailand to boost military ties
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Thailand on Thursday as part of an Asian tour designed to beef up security ties across the region as a counterweight to China's rise. ... more

Kyrgyzstan judges' wages to be raised
Wages will be raised for currently low-paid judges working in Kyrgyzstan's corruption-prone judicial system, the country's deputy prime minister says. ... more

Three Israelis, 3 militants killed as Gaza violence rages
Warplanes pounded Gaza for a second day Thursday as three Israelis and three Palestinians were killed in fierce fighting which began with Israel's targeted killing of a top Hamas chief. ... more
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Russia nuclear envoy makes snap visit to Iran
Russia's representative in international talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, Sergei Ryabkov, met Tehran's top negotiator on a surprise visit on Wednesday, news agencies reported. ... more

No promotion for Hu ally hit by Ferrari-crash scandal
A close ally of Chinese President Hu Jintao who was tarnished by a scandal over his son's death in a Ferrari crash was passed over for promotion in the new Communist Party leadership revealed Thursday. ... more
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China's Xi Jinping hinted at a more open style Thursday as he took the reins of the Communist Party, but conservatives on his leadership team could limit his scope for reform, analysts said. ... more

Philippines urges ASEAN to unite on sea dispute
Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged Southeast Asian countries Thursday to present a united front to China over the South China Sea at an upcoming regional summit. ... more

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Russia's representative in international talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear programme, Sergei Ryabkov, is to meet Tehran's top negotiator on Wednesday, news agencies reported. ... more
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US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill

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Top Hamas chief killed in Israel strike on Gaza
Israel killed a top Hamas military commander in a targeted air strike in Gaza on Wednesday, prompting outrage from Palestinian militants who said the Jewish state had opened "the gates of hell." ... more

Obama vows new push to solve Iran nuclear crisis
President Barack Obama promised to launch a new diplomatic push to solve the longstanding crisis over Iran's disputed nuclear program, saying there was still a "window of time" to end the standoff. ... more

Lockheed Martin Continues To Supporting US Air Defense, Missile Warning and Space Defense Missions
The Air Defense, Missile Warning, and Space Defense systems that support the missions of North American Aerospace Defense, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Strategic Command will continue to be susta ... more

China unveils attack helicopter at airshow: report
China has unveiled a new attack helicopter as it seeks to rival similar aircraft made by the United States and Russia, state media said Wednesday. ... more
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