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January 21, 2013
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US position on Japan island dispute a 'betrayal': China
Beijing (AFP) Jan 19, 2013
Veiled US warnings to Beijing not to challenge Japan's control of disputed islands encouraged Tokyo's "dangerously right-leaning" government and "betrayed" Washington's vow of neutrality, Chinese state media said Saturday. The comments came as Japan's coastguard said three Chinese government ships had entered Japanese territorial waters around the islands, known as the Senkaku in Japanese and the Diaoyu in Chinese. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday said the area around the islands ... read more
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SUPERPOWERS

Clinton stands by Japan on China island row
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a veiled warning Friday to China not to challenge Japan's control of disputed islands as Tokyo's new government vowed not to aggravate tensions. ... more
WAR REPORT

France uses Mali war to boost Rafale jet
France is exploiting the deployment of Dassault Rafale combat jets against Islamic militants in Mali to boost efforts to clinch a $10 billion deal for 60 of the multirole aircraft with the United Arab Emirates. ... more
THE STANS

Pakistan averts crisis, heads towards historic polls
Islamabad has brokered an end to a protest challenging its rule that paves the way to historic elections, but rising violence in the weak nuclear-armed state is still a threat, analysts say. ... more
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NUKEWARS

US, China agree on N. Korea sanctions deal
The United States and China have made a deal under which the UN Security Council will expand existing sanctions against North Korea for staging a ballistic missile test, envoys said Friday. ... more


NUKEWARS

Iran says still differences with UN atomic watchdog
Iran acknowledged on Friday that it still has differences with the UN atomic watchdog after two days of talks over its disputed nuclear activities, but also said that the negotiations are progressing. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Pentagon rejects request to drop 9/11 charge
The official tasked with running the Guantanamo military tribunals has rejected a prosecution recommendation to drop one of the counts faced by several detainees charged in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Pentagon said Friday. ... more
WAR REPORT

Five family members die in Syria air raid: watchdog
Five members of one family were killed in air raids on a town in Damascus province on Sunday, as Syrian warplanes bombarded a battleground town southwest of the capital, a watchdog said. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

Commentary: Bloody amnesia
When the Soviet Union accepted defeat in Afghanistan in 1989 and went home to a crumbling empire, victorious Arab jihadist volunteers went back to their countries, expecting to be hailed as heroes. ... more
NUKEWARS

Foreigners can now take own phones to N. Korea
Foreigners visiting North Korea can now take their own mobile phones into the country, Chinese state media reported Sunday, citing an employee with the operator of the country's mobile network. ... more
THE STANS

Iraq PM trades blame with Kurd leader in row
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the leader of the Kurdish region traded barbs on Sunday, each blaming the other for an ongoing political crisis amid weeks of anti-government protests. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Libya defence minister caught in firefight, unhurt
Libya's defence minister was unhurt Saturday after being caught in a firefight between his bodyguards and ex-rebels at an airbase in the east of the country, his deputy told AFP. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

NATO member orders Falcon III radios
An unidentified member of NATO has ordered tactical line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-site radios from the U.S. communications company. Harris Corp. ... more
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The Cloudy Future of Arctic Sea Ice

Chinese scientist proposes new scientific satellites

Europe secures new generation of weather satellites

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site

New satellite-borne weather warning system delivered

WAR REPORT

Russia offers to help French troop transport to Mali: Fabius
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that Russia had offered to help transport French troops and supplies to Mali and that Canada was to help to bring African troops to the country. ... more
WAR REPORT

French launches 'total reconquest' of Mali's north
French troops on Sunday consolidated gains in Mali's Islamist-held north as Paris said the aim was its "total reconquest" and Russia, Canada and Germany offered vital aid for the offensive. ... more
WAR REPORT

Colombia's FARC rebels end ceasefire
Colombia's FARC rebels announced Sunday the end of a two-month unilateral ceasefire declared in November at the outset of talks in Cuba aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running insurgency. ... more
WAR REPORT
Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO


WAR REPORT
Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher


WAR REPORT
Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense


WAR REPORT
Lockheed Martin Completes Work on US Navy's Second MUOS Satellite

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites

NATO member orders Falcon III radios

IRAQ WARS

Iraq opens Christian centre in ethnically-mixed city
Authorities on Sunday opened what they billed as the first Christian cultural centre in Iraq in a decade, despite a dramatic decline in the country's once significant Christian population. ... more
NUKEWARS

UN nuclear talks with Iran fall short again
A UN nuclear agency team returned Friday from Iran without a deal on additional inspections, as diplomats briefed afterwards voiced scepticism that more talks next month could bridge the differences. ... more
MILPLEX

Swedish, Swiss Gripen buys closer
It's been a promising week for Saab of Sweden - the Swedish government decided to buy its Gripen fighters and the Swiss moved closer to doing so. ... more
WAR REPORT

Syria defector swaps army trumpet for rebel rifle
Just a few months ago, Ali Naema was playing in the Syrian army band. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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WAR REPORT

Neutral Austria decides to keep military draft

WAR REPORT

Algeria will decide 'in its interests' on airspace: minister

SPACEWAR

Raytheon wins DARPA contract to design new military imaging satellites

NUKEWARS

S. Korea satellite rocket launch set for Jan 30-Feb 8

SUPERPOWERS

China media seize on Japan ex-PM's memorial visit

THE STANS

Pakistan cleric signals end to Islamabad sit-in

NUKEWARS

Three dead in S.Korean fishing boat fire: Japan coastguard

NUKEWARS

S. Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border: report

TERROR WARS

Book gives Brazil military's version of dictatorship

IRAQ WARS

22 killed in third day of deadly Iraq violence

Outside View: 'Marshall Parks' in Mideast

Mali war triggers fears of wider conflict

Outside View: Word on the Benghazi street

New Iraq parliament up in air amid political row

'Without deal', UN team returns from Iran

Neutral Austria to vote on army's future

Mali operation another burden for French budget

Japan urges swift UN action against N. Korea

Global Web censors use devices from US firm: study

Russian cyberlab discovers new virus

Mali army claims 'total control' of Konna

Chile's 'Power-opedia' shines light on elites

Netanyahu faces Israel vote confident of victory

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Many dead as Algeria hostage crisis ends in turmoil

USAF and Lockheed Martin Deliver Next Infrared Surveillance Satellite

Russia Set to Launch Three Military Satellites

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