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February 12, 2013
NUKEWARS
North Korea Advises China, US Ahead Of 6 Kt Atomic Bomb Test
Seoul, Feb 12, 2013 (AFP) -
North Korea gave China and the United States advance warning before conducting what appeared to be its third nuclear test on Tuesday, the South Korean defence ministry said. Asked if he was aware if Pyongyang had informed Beijing and Washington before carrying out the test, defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said: "We knew that." North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test Tuesday in a striking act of defiance that, now confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and ... read more
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Outside View: Iranian demagogues
As the latest sanctions were imposed against Iran in a continuing effort to force it to end its push to develop nuclear weapons, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said something which again demonstrates his detachment from reality. ... more
NUKEWARS

Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report
US President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for dramatic cuts in nuclear arsenals around the world, The New York Times has reported. ... more
NUKEWARS

Artificial quake detected in NKorea
South Korea has detected an "artificial earthquake" at North Korea's nuclear test site, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday, suggesting Pyongyang had gone ahead with a threatened atomic test. ... more
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AEROSPACE

India keen to sign Rafale deal by mid-2013: air force chief
India hopes to sign a $12-billion deal to buy Rafale jets from France's Dassault Aviation by the middle of the year, the country's air force chief said Thursday. ... more


NUKEWARS

What does North Korea's nuclear test reveal?
North Korea's nuclear test opens a rare, limited window for expert evaluation of its atomic weapons programme, with an added urgency lent by Pyongyang's claim to have detonated a "miniaturised" device. ... more
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N. Korea test seen as setback to new US approach
North Korea's third nuclear test looks likely to set back any new diplomatic drive from the United States, which had seen glimmers of hope with the new cast of leaders in the region. ... more
NUKEWARS

Worldwide condemnation of N. Korea nuclear test
The United States and China joined other world powers in a chorus of condemnation Tuesday after North Korea carried out a third nuclear test in defiance of stark international warnings. ... more
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NUKEWARS

For N. Korea, long history of tests on key US dates
North Korea carried out its latest nuclear test hours before President Barack Obama planned a major speech, renewing speculation that it times major incidents with the United States in mind. ... more
NUKEWARS

China support for N. Korea to survive nuke test: analysts
China is unlikely to punish troublesome ally North Korea harshly for Tuesday's nuclear test, analysts say, even though Chinese state media had warned Pyongyang of a "heavy price" if it went ahead. ... more
NUKEWARS

North Korea blast jolts Obama ahead of State of Union
North Korea's nuclear blast thrust President Barack Obama into an alarming new overseas crisis Tuesday, at the moment he hoped to use his annual State of the Union address to focus on jobs. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Rebels overrun military airport in north Syria: NGO
Rebels seized a military airport in Syria's northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing, injuring and capturing a total of around 40 troops, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ... more
MILPLEX

Italy defence firm chief arrested for India bribes: reports
Italian police on Tuesday arrested the chief executive of aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica for corruption and embezzlement in relation to alleged bribes given to the Indian government, Italian media reported. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

11 killed in spate of Iraq attacks
A series of attacks mostly targeting security forces, including a suicide car bomb at an army base, killed 11 people, officials said Tuesday, updating a previous toll. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

White House warns Republicans on Hagel, Brennan votes
The White House said Monday a top Republican was harming national security by delaying confirmation of new Pentagon and CIA chiefs in a row over the US consulate attack in Benghazi. ... more
AEROSPACE

Major fighter jet deal, trade dominate Hollande's India trip
French President Francois Hollande's visit to India this week is dominated by trade issues, including a $12-billion deal for Rafale fighter jets, nuclear energy and potential tie-ups for new metro lines. ... more
AEROSPACE
Israel showcases Iron Dome for Indians

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AEROSPACE
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Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north: reports

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AEROSPACE
US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

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THE STANS

US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan
The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year's deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said Monday. ... more
TERROR WARS

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden breaks his silence
The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden broke his silence Monday, recounting the night he shot the Al-Qaeda leader three times and the financial anxiety he now faces as an unemployed civilian. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Four killed in north Iraq suicide car bomb
A suicide car bomb near an army base in north Iraq killed at least four people on Monday, security officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence nationwide amid a political crisis. ... more
WAR REPORT

Mali Islamists launch their 'long war'
Islamist militants have mounted a hit-and-run attack against French forces occupying the former jihadist bastion of Gao in what's probably the opening salvo of a long insurgency against North African regimes. ... more
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NUKEWARS

NKorea withdraws from nuclear test site: report

SUPERPOWERS

Japan plans to give patrol boats to Manila: report

NUKEWARS

Iran talks risk failure without fresh moves: US experts

SUPERPOWERS

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THE STANS

Obama honors Afghan veteran who fought fierce gunbattle

NUKEWARS

UN Security Council looms for Iran as IAEA tries again

WAR REPORT

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IRAQ WARS

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WAR REPORT

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WAR REPORT

Israel's Barak heads to Washington

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Israel's Netanyahu says Iran closer to nuclear 'red line'

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Kerry urges Iran to be serious about nuclear talks

US drones kill nine in Pakistan: officials

Assad reshuffles cabinet, warplanes raid Damascus

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Mortar attacks kill five at Iran exile camp in Iraq

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