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May 15, 2017
NUKEWARS
N. Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead



Seoul (AFP) May 15, 2017
North Korea Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test on Sunday, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in a hangar before the launch. In others he gleefully clasped hands with officers and staff after the black m ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
UK's Johnson plays down EU spat over military HQ
Brussels (AFP) May 15, 2017
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday downplayed differences with EU partners over the bloc's military ambitions, saying London supported their efforts to bolster defence cooperation. ... more
CYBER WARS
Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm
Shanghai (AFP) May 15, 2017
"Hundreds of thousands" of Chinese computers at nearly 30,000 institutions including government agencies have been hit by the global ransomware attack, a leading Chinese security-software provider has said, though the Asian impact has otherwise been relatively muted. ... more
NUKEWARS
Moon's win shows 'longing' for change: N.Korean envoy
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
A North Korean diplomat said Monday the election victory by left-leaning South Korean President Moon Jae-In reflected the people's "longing" for change. ... more
CYBER WARS
World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins
London (AFP) May 15, 2017
Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis. ... more
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WAR REPORT
Syria talks open overshadowed by rival track, rebel losses
Beirut (AFP) May 15, 2017
A new round of Syrian peace talks opens in Geneva on Tuesday, overshadowed by a competing process in Astana and with rebels reeling from a major setback in Damascus. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump calls for tougher sanctions after N. Korea missile
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
President Donald Trump called for tougher sanctions against North Korea after it fired a ballistic missile Sunday in an apparent bid to test the South's new liberal president and the US. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role, EU diplomatic sources said Friday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China tells the world bedtime stories in propaganda drive
Beijing (AFP) May 13, 2017
A video of an American father telling his daughter bedtime stories about the Chinese president's signature project. A music clip with children singing about sharing "the goodness." A cartoon of a whisky bottle riding a train. ... more
CYBER WARS
Alarm grows over global ransomware attacks
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2017
Security experts expressed alarm Friday over a fast-moving wave of cyberattacks around the world that appeared to exploit a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. ... more


N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US

NUKEWARS
NKorea might meet with US; Wants extradition of SK's spy chief
Beijing (AFP) May 13, 2017
A senior North Korean diplomat said Saturday Pyongyang would be willing to hold talks with the United States if the conditions are right. ... more
NUKEWARS
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalise the economy has not materialised, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election. ... more
SPACEWAR
Space Wars? Moscow Seeking 'Qualitative Parity' With Washington - US Intel Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) May 12, 2017
Russia is attempting to modernize its nuclear and conventional weapons systems as well as its asymmetric capabilities in order to reach qualitative parity with the United States, Director of Nationa ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. ... more



State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. "The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. " ... more
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
Beijing (AFP) May 2, 2017
China demands halt to US missile shield in S.Korea
China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections held amid regional tensions. The test in the Bohai Sea was conducted to "raise the operational capability of the armed forces and effectively respond to threats to national security," the ministry said in a brief stateme ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'
Tokyo (AFP) April 29, 2017
Tokyo subway halt for 10 minutes over NKorea scare
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
Sweden orders additional anti-ship missiles from Saab
Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up "Airbus Aerial"
Dallas TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
Airbus has launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial, at the AUVSI Xponential tradeshow and conference in Dallas. With bases both in the U.S. and in Europe, Airbus Aerial's initial business will focus on developing new imagery services. These services will leverage the best software and aerospace technology from across the globe to offer action ... more
Kennedy Space Center FL (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Newest Secret US Spacecraft Returns to Earth After Over 700 Days in Space
Washington (AFP) May 9, 2017
US drone back on Earth after nearly two years in space
Taurene, Latvia (AFP) May 12, 2017
Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first
Boeing demonstrates integrated aircraft communications system
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
U.S. Air Force F-15Cs have demonstrated the ability to securely communicate with other aircraft and ground stations using a Boeing-developed networking system, the company announced Monday. The sharing of information took place during recent test flights at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., using Talon HATE airborne pods. The pods enabled the F-15C pilots to share information through ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
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Elbit Systems receives Brazilian contract for C4ISR
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Genereal Dynamics stages successful test of military 4G network
CAE wins UAV training contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
A training solution for remotely piloted aircraft is to be provided to the military of the United Arab Emirates by Canada's CAE Inc. The five-year contract, awarded by the General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates, is worth about $40.85 million. "Remotely piloted aircraft have been proven as an indispensable asset in modern combat operations, and like all platforms they re ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Oshkosh responds to Army RFP for vehicles
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Germany to reactivate Leopard 2 tanks
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
The Hague (AFP) April 21, 2017
A Dutch court on Friday sentenced a businessman to 19 years in prison for arms trafficking and aiding war crimes in Liberia and Guinea by armed forces of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Guus Kouwenhoven, 74, was found guilty of delivering weapons to Taylor's regime between 2000 and 2003 in return for preferential treatment and lucrative contracts for his logging business, in violation of ... more
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
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
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Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Brussels (AFP) May 12, 2017
Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources
Beijing (AFP) May 13, 2017
China tells the world bedtime stories in propaganda drive
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes - using electron-beam lithography (EBL), in which an electron-sensitive material is exposed to a focused beam of electrons, as a primary method - is driving advances in nanotechnology. When the feature size of materials is reduced from the macroscale to the nanoscale, individual atoms and molecules can be manipulated to dramatically alter ma ... more
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
X-ray microscope optics resolve 50-nm features while eliminating chromatic aberrations
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanotubes that build themselves
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Number of civilians fleeing Mosul swells: aid group
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 13, 2017
The number of people fleeing the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul is reaching new highs and the condition of the displaced civilians is deteriorating, an aid group said Saturday. Iraq forces are battling the Islamic State group in the western half of Mosul and nearing a final push to root out the jihadists from their last redoubts in its Old City. A large number of civilians - around ... more
Baghdad (AFP) May 11, 2017
Jihadists snaring starving civilians in Mosul death trap
Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) May 11, 2017
Iraq forces launch anti-IS push in western desert
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) May 7, 2017
IS attack on Kurdish base in Iraq kills two
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
The investment gold rush that was supposed to follow Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and revitalise the economy has not materialised, leaving many voters disillusioned ahead of Friday's election. The figures say it all - President Hassan Rouhani wanted $50 billion a year in foreign investment to reach his target of eight-percent growth. But since the nuclear deal came into force i ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US
Washington (AFP) May 10, 2017
CIA forms special unit focused on North Korea threat
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Moon's win shows 'longing' for change: N.Korean envoy
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Kathmandu (AFP) May 12, 2017
Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan
New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Today, there is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges. With 1 million sensing points, a newly developed fiber optic distributed sensor could offer significantly faster detection of structural problems than is currently available. "With fiber-based sensors, it is possible to precisely detect erosi ... more
Paris (AFP) May 7, 2017
Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics
Beijing (AFP) May 6, 2017
20 sentenced to prison for deadly 2015 China landslide
Oxford UK (SPX) May 08, 2017
Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
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No US involvement in deal with IS fighters: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) May 12, 2017
The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria - only for some of them to be killed anyway. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces had independently cut a deal with the jihadists that let a group of about 70 of them leave Tabqa, an important city by a dam near the IS stronghold of Raqa. But as soon ... more
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