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December 26, 2012
Outside View: Story unchanged in N. Korea
Herndon, Va. (UPI) Dec 25, 2012
"The Neverending Story" is a German fantasy novel about a parallel world being destroyed by a force known as "the Nothing" - an entity representative of people's lack of imagination in the real world. The successful launch Dec. 12 by North Korea of a long-range missile has become a "never-ending story" of its own - i.e., one of a failed U.S. foreign policy representative of a lack of imagination in dealing with Pyongyang in the real world. Despite international pressure, the North's leadershi ... read more
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Iran denies foiling cyber attack on industrial units: report
A local civil defence official denied an earlier account that a fresh cyber attack on industrial units in the southern province of Hormuzgan had been repelled, Iran's state broadcaster website reported Tuesday. ... more

Russian weapons popular in the world in 2012
In 2012, Russia concluded contracts on selling weapons for the total sum of $ 15 bln. Russian weapons are still popular in the world, much to the envy of some Western weapon producers. Today, ... more

Iran to Launch 2 New Home-Made Satellites Soon
Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) announced on Saturday that the country is preparing to put two new home-made satellites, called AUT SAT and Sharif SAT, into orbit in the near future. "T ... more
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Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea
The Pentagon is going to sell four of the Block 30 versions of the Global Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea, of which the US Department of Defense has informed Congress recently. Th ... more


Russia to fight for the Indian market
Russia is ready to fight for the Indian market at a time when competition has escalated, Russian Ambassador to New Delhi Alexander Kadakin said in an interview with "Russia and India Business Repor ... more
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Russia may soon draft new law on military service for women
A bill on voluntary military conscription for women could be introduced in the lower house of the Russian parliament by February 1, 2013, a Russian lawmaker said. "We will be surveying the pub ... more

Russia not to build Mistral class helicopter-carriers
Russia's new Defence Minister has made the decision that Russia will not build Mistral class helicopter-carriers, the Vedomosti newspaper reports with reference to sources in the Defence Ministry. ... more
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Iran tests new long-range missile

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James named new principal DOD space advisor

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Baghdad Christians attend mass at attacked church
Behind blast walls and with police nearby, 200 worshippers attended Christmas mass Monday at Baghdad's Our Lady of Salvation Church, which officially reopened this month after a massacre in 2010. ... more

US troops to be deployed in dozens of African countries next year
Next year US troops will go to as many as 35 African countries, according to media reports, where they will train local troops for any future threats from al-Qaeda linked groups. The informati ... more

17 killed as Yemen army, tribesmen clash: tribal sources
Yemen's army Tuesday launched an offensive against tribesmen suspected of repeatedly sabotaging an oil pipeline in east Yemen, sparking clashes which left 17 people dead, tribal sources said. ... more
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Iran pays Russian women to cover up in nuclear plant: MP
Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday. ... more

Russia's Kalashnikov in intensive care: reports
Russia's legendary rifle-designer Mikhail Kalashnikov was recovering in stable condition in intensive care Tuesday after being hospitalised with general fatigue, reports said. ... more
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Netanyahu launches re-election bid centred on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday put Iran at the top of on his re-election campaign, pledging that halting Tehran's nuclear programme would be his first priority as premier. ... more

Japan's iconic A-bomb comic strip author dies
Keiji Nakazawa, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor whose iconic comic strip about the incident was read by millions of school children in post-war Japan, has died, associates said Tuesday. ... more

Twenty-seven believed dead in Kazakh military plane crash
A military aircraft carrying 27 people including top members of the Kazakhstan border guard crashed Tuesday in the south of the country with all those on board believed dead, officials said. ... more
NATO to deploy Patriots in Turkey over next few weeks

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots

NATO says Syria regime firing 'Scud-style missiles'

Raytheon awarded $254.6 million for Tomahawk missile

Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea

Pakistani drone crashes in northwest: officials

Mystery Air Force space plane launched

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Europe launches major British military satellite


Afghan policewoman fatally shoots foreign adviser
A female Afghan police officer shot dead a NATO civilian adviser inside Kabul police headquarters on Monday, officials said, in the first "insider" attack by a woman. ... more

Air raids pound rebels near Damascus: watchdog
Warplanes carried out several strikes on Monday on rebel-held areas in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where fresh clashes pitting insurgents and troops erupted, said a monitoring group. ... more

Putin signs helicopter, jet deals with Indian PM
Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin signed deals to sell 71 military helicopters and kits to build 42 fighter jets to India on Monday as he sought to firm up ties with a traditional ally. ... more

Iran set to unveil new domestic satellite
Iran's space agency says it will unveil a domestically manufactured satellite named the Nahid in February on Iran's National Space Technology Day. ... more
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Iran to unveil home-made satellite in Feb.: report


Putin targets arms deals, doubling in trade on India trip


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Turkey lifts veto on NATO cooperation with Israel


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Russia widens anti-U.S. retaliation

Congress sends sweeping defense bill to Obama

Pakistani drone crashes in northwest: officials

Supacat opens Australian design facility

Cameron in Oman as BAE unveils $4bn defence deal

China ships in disputed waters, first since Japan poll

NATO says Syria regime firing 'Scud-style missiles'

Putin to push for arms deals in India

Park puts security top concern for Seoul

Syria 'firing Scud-style missiles,' Palestinians return

Japan's incoming PM pledges to mend ties with China

Iraq without key mediator as new crisis looms

Iraq minister's guards held on terror charges

US sanctions Iranian companies

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Colombia peace negotiators take a holiday break

Great Firewall 'upgrade' hits China Internet users

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Hong Kong activist arrested 6 months after Hu protest

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