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April 16, 2017
NUKEWARS
N. Korea missile test fails after showcase parade



Seoul (AFP) April 16, 2017
A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade. The failure, which is likely to be seen as something of a public embarrassment for the regime, came amid soaring tensions in the region over the North's nuclear weapons ambitions. "The missile blew up almost immediately," the US Defense Department said of the early morning launch which was also detected by ... read more

NUKEWARS
N.Korea puts 'new ICBM' on show, say analysts
Pyongyang (AFP) April 15, 2017
North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said. ... more
NUKEWARS
VP Pence jets into Seoul with Korea tensions high
Aboard Air Force Two, United States (AFP) April 15, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence will arrive in Seoul Sunday, flying into a geopolitical maelstrom amid a possible North Korean nuclear test and harsh US warnings about a military response. ... more
NUKEWARS
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons, as the reclusive state brandished its military might. ... more
THE STANS
IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 15, 2017
Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led ground forces sought to advance on their mountain hideouts. ... more
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IRAQ WARS
Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraqi forces made major gains in the six months since launching the operation to retake Mosul, but the battle for Iraq's second city and the war against the Islamic State group are far from over. ... more
NUKEWARS
Russia developing next-gen nuke bomber; USAF test drops inert nuke
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The Kremlin expects an experimental prototype of Russia's next-generation strategic bomber to be delivered in the early 2020s, according to state media reports. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea army vows 'merciless' response to US provocation
Seoul (AFP) April 14, 2017
North Korea's army on Friday vowed a 'merciless' response to any US provocation, as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and speculation mounts that it is preparing a fresh weapons test. ... more
NUKEWARS
US assessing 'military options' as North Korea test looms
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
The United States is assessing military options in response to North Korea's weapons programs, a White House foreign policy advisor confirmed Friday, saying another provocative test was a question of "when" rather than "if." ... more
NUKEWARS
China warns of war as N.Korea vows 'merciless' response to US
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
China issued a stern warning Friday that a conflict over North Korea could break out "at any moment", as Pyongyang vowed a "merciless" response to any US military action. ... more
NUKEWARS
Kim centre stage as tensions mount
Pyongyang (AFP) April 13, 2017
Officials to the left of him, generals to the right, and in the middle of mounting tensions over his nuclear ambitions, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Thursday opened a prestige housing project with tens of thousands of his adoring citizens looking on. ... more


Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election

SUPERPOWERS
Three years on, hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war
Donetsk, Ukraine (AFP) April 13, 2017
After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Unpredictable Trump unsettles China as N. Korea policy wobbles
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
From Twitter threats to Tomahawk missiles, US president Donald Trump's unorthodox and seemingly impulsive approach to foreign policy has unsettled China, piling new pressure on its hands-off North Korea policy. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Poland hails 'historic' NATO battalion launch
Orzysz, Poland (AFP) April 13, 2017
Poland's president on Thursday hailed the launch of a US-led NATO multinational battalion in an area of his country bordering Russia's heavily militarised Kaliningrad exclave as an "historic moment". ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Russia slams US approval of Montenegro's NATO accession
Moscow (AFP) April 13, 2017
Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday called the approval by the United States of Montenegro's accession to NATO a "deeply mistaken" move that creates divisions in Europe. ... more

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BAE Systems to develop U.S. space, missile defense tech
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
BAE Systems received a contract to research and develop new space and missile defense technologies for the U.S. Army, the company announced Wednesday. The enterprise is one of eight contractors to compete for the $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity deal. It was awarded by the U.S. Army's Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or SMDC/ARSTRAT. ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Raytheon to upgrade U.S. ballistic missile defense radars
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
Raytheon to supply Multi-Object Kill Vehicle technology
Hatzor, Israel (AFP) April 2, 2017
Israel's latest missile interceptor enters service
Orbital ATK contracted to support Sidewinder missile sale
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Orbital ATK has won a contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply rocket motors for AIM-9P Sidewinder missiles. The contract, which has a potential value of $67 million if all options are exercised, covers motors for missiles to be sold to other governments under the U.S. foreign military sales program. The project is being managed by the Robins Air Force Base. "The Sidewinder Mis ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Raytheon to begin Phase 4B refresh services for AMRAAM program
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Boeing receives contract modification for Harpoon missile support
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Rockwell Collins to begin work on second CRIIS system
U.S. Army tests dune buggy-like Hunter, Killer vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A developing U.S. Army platform comprising two dune buggy-like vehicles completed a round of testing at Fort Sill, Okla., on Thursday. The eight-wheeled vehicles, known as Hunter and Killer, were tested between April 3 and April 13 during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment, or MFIX. They are designed to travel through various types of terrain and provide operators with aircra ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.K. defense minister calls for autonomous supply vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
MS-177 sensor completes test on Global Hawk
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Swiss prisons getting drone-detection capability
Thales supplying Denmark with communications system
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Denmark and Thales have signed a framework agreement for the Nordic country to acquire the company's SOTAS communication system for military vehicles. The deal between Thales and the Danish Defense and Logistic Organization is for seven years and includes a provision for company maintenance technologies to be transferred to Denmark from Thales operations in the Netherlands. Thales repor ... more
Offutt AFB NB (AFNS) Apr 10, 2017
US Strategic Command, Norway sign agreement to share space services, data
Washington (AFP) April 7, 2017
Pentagon urges Russia not to hang up military hotline
Washington DC (AFNS) Apr 06, 2017
AF announces major changes to space enterprise
Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions. Russian defense officials disclosed the move during a Defense Ministry Board meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Discussions focused on an armament program set to take place from 2018 through 2025. According to Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu, the program is necessary f ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
U.S. orders cannon bodies from Triumph Group
Kabul (AFP) April 14, 2017
Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
British Army extends support contract with Saab for simulator system
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada introduced a bill Thursday opening the way for it to join a UN Arms Trade Treaty which effectively curbs some foreign weapons sales. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced the legislation, saying it would formalize Canada's current system of export controls which already "meets most of the treaty's thresholds." In recent years, Canada has faced criticism over the sale of li ... more
New Delhi (AFP) April 7, 2017
India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
U.S. lawmakers push for Pentagon reforms
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Brazil boosting defense industry exports
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NATO essential but allies must pay up says Trump; Ryan to visit next week
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
NATO is the "bulwark of international peace and security" but its European members "must pay what they owe," US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday alongside the political head of the military alliance. Reversing some of his campaign rhetoric, Trump told a joint news conference that NATO "is no longer obsolete" and hailed its role in the fight "against terrorism." But he renewed his ... more
Warsaw (AFP) April 12, 2017
As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard
Orzysz, Poland (AFP) April 13, 2017
Poland hails 'historic' NATO battalion launch
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Trump flipflops on NATO, China, Russia, Syria, trade and more
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals "Physics of the Solid State", "Vacuum" and "Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism". The authors of the project say that with the help of this ... more
Lemont IL (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists identify unusual force acting on nanoparticles
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles
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U.S. State Department approves training, support package for Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
A possible U.S. Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of pilot and maintenance training and contractor support services has won approval from the State Department. The possible sales deal is worth an estimated $1.06 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency following its required notification to Congress. "The proposed sale of training and support services will improve the Ir ... more
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over
Najaf, Iraq (AFP) April 11, 2017
Iraq's Sadr warns Assad could share Kadhafi's fate
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) April 9, 2017
First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraq's main Christian town
Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Pyongyang (AFP) April 13, 2017
Kim centre stage as tensions mount
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom (AFP) April 10, 2017
First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Santiago (AFP) April 10, 2017
Chile, China start talks to expand trade deal
Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines
Jerusalem (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
The need for safe and efficient technologies for detecting buried landmines and unexploded ordnance is a humanitarian issue of immense global proportions. About half a million people around the world are suffering from mine-inflicted injuries, and each year an additional 15 to 20 thousand more people are injured or killed by these devices. More than 100 million such devices are still buried in o ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) April 10, 2017
Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
World's oldest dental fillings found in Italy
New York NY (AFP) Apr 12, 2017
US says ending UN mission in Haiti is a 'strong example'
Yuanwang fleet to carry out 19 space tracking tasks in 2017
Nanjing (XNA) Mar 31, 2017
Yuanwang space tracking ships, which follows the progress of satellites and other space-bound craft, will carry out 19 maritime space monitoring missions in 2017, according to the maritime satellite measurement and control authority on Wednesday. Yuanwang-5 left port Wednesday and Yuanwang-6 started its journey Monday. Yuanwang-7 and the rocket transporting fleet will set sail in Apr ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
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Anti-IS strike rules unchanged under Trump: general
Baghdad (AFP) April 13, 2017
The rules of engagement governing US-led strikes against the Islamic State group have not been changed under President Donald Trump's administration, a commander said on Thursday. After taking office in January, Trump ordered the development of a "new plan" to defeat IS, and called for recommendations on changing rules of engagement and "policy restrictions" that go beyond the requirements o ... more
Baghdad (AFP) April 11, 2017
IS now controls less than seven percent of Iraq, military says
Niamey (AFP) April 10, 2017
Niger troops kill 57 Boko Haram fighters: security sources
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
White House warns Syria on chemical, barrel bomb use
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films - will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. ... more
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German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
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