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November 17, 2012
China unveils new leadership with Xi at helm
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2012
China's all-powerful Communist Party on Thursday unveiled a new seven-man leadership council steered by Xi Jinping to take command of the world's number two economy for the next decade. After striding out in Beijing's Great Hall of the People as the party's new general-secretary, succeeding President Hu Jintao, Xi vowed to fight official corruption and build a "better life" for the nation's 1.3 billion people. Xi's long-expected ascent to the apex of national politics was confirmed when he emerg ... read more
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US hopes for 'constructive' ties with new China leader
The United States voiced hope Thursday that China would play a greater role solving global problems as it said it expected a "constructive" relationship with Beijing's new leaders. ... more

White House mulls move as cybersecurity bill fails
The White House said Thursday it was considering an executive order on cybersecurity after legislation on infrastructure protection failed again in the Senate. ... more

US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill
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. ... 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
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World powers to confer on Iran next week
Top negotiators from six world powers will meet in Brussels next week to discuss diplomatic efforts to defuse the Iran nuclear crisis, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's office said Thursday. ... more

US-Afghanistan open talks on post-2014 military aid
The United States and Afghanistan launched crucial talks Thursday on the status of US forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal of combat troops in 2014. ... more
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Israel's Barak okays call-up of 30,000 reservists
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday approved the call-up of 30,000 reserve soldiers, who can be called into action by the military at any point, the army's official spokesman said. ... more

Stone-tipped weapons older than thought
Researchers say our human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons in southern Africa 500,000 years ago, 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. ... more

Japan chooses SAIC for mine countermeasure
Japan's maritime military has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to provide software and ancillaries for its MCH-101 helicopter Airborne Mine Countermeasures project. ... more
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New Iraq army HQ fuels Arab-Kurd row
The formation of a new military headquarters covering disputed territory in northern Iraq has sent already-poor relations between Baghdad and its autonomous Kurdish region plummeting. ... more

Jealous lover and bad luck brought down CIA chief
It was an unlikely chain of events involving a jealous lover, a Florida socialite and an over-zealous FBI agent that led CIA chief David Petraeus to resign over an extramarital affair. ... more
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US, Thailand boost military ties to counter China
The United States and Thailand pledged Thursday to renew their military alliance for a new security era, during a regional tour by Washington's defence chief designed to counter China's rise. ... more

Panetta orders ethics review for US top brass
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered US military commanders on Thursday to carry out a review of ethics training among senior officers amid a widening sex scandal that cost CIA chief David Petraeus his job. ... 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
Lockheed Martin Continues To Supporting US Air Defense, Missile Warning and Space Defense Missions

US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill

Rafael upgrades Iron Dome amid new barrage

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

India to buy Russia's Konkurs-M, Invar guided missiles

Iran minister confirms firing at US drone in Gulf

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

Sagetech, Arcturus Demonstrate Joint Manned, Unmanned Aircraft Operations using COTS NextGen ADS-B Tracking

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite

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In Gaza, quiet pierced by air strikes, ambulance sirens
The usual cacophony of Gaza's streets has been replaced by an eery quiet, broken only by the whoosh of rockets, the crash of air strikes and screeching ambulances taking the wounded to hospital. ... more

A Bosnian Muslim jailed for 15 years over war crimes
A Bosnian court on Thursday sentenced a former Bosnian Muslim soldier to 15 years in prison for his role in torturing and executing Serb prisoners at the start of the 1992-1995 war. ... 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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New test procedure for developing quick-charging lithium-ion batteries


Obama unveils second term prototype


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US defence chief in Thailand to boost military ties


Kyrgyzstan judges' wages to be raised


Three Israelis, 3 militants killed as Gaza violence rages


Russia nuclear envoy makes snap visit to Iran


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Conservative tinge in new China leadership: analysts


Philippines urges ASEAN to unite on sea dispute


Russia nuclear envoy on snap visit to Iran: reports

Top Hamas chief killed in Israel strike on Gaza

Obama vows new push to solve Iran nuclear crisis

Lockheed Martin Continues To Supporting US Air Defense, Missile Warning and Space Defense Missions

China unveils attack helicopter at airshow: report

Syria slams France, says opposition 'declared war'

No major changes seen for US policy in Syria: experts

Egypt recalls Israel ambassador after Gaza raid

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U.N.'s own report says it failed Sri Lanka

Pakistan agrees to free Afghan Taliban: officials

Germany reveals details of Afghan troop withdrawal plan

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Israel lawmakers: Assassinate Gaza chiefs

Deadly fighting near Damascus, Syria border town bombed

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Russia paroles physicist convicted of spying for China

Saudi gets life in jail for Texas terror plot

IAEA to outline further Iranian nuclear progress

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