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June 12, 2017
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Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection



Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Europe has to take care of its defence given the shift in US policy, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday, promoting a hefty defence fund announced by Brussels. "The protection of Europe can no longer be outsourced," Juncker told a defence conference in Prague. "Over the past decade, it has become crystal clear that our American partners consider that they are shouldering too much of the burden for their wealthy European allies," he said. On Wednesday, the EU unveiled an ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus has successfully rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops deployed to military bases in Lithuania. Labelled "Connect-D", Airbus now supplies telephon ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
The Pentagon credited Russia on Friday for helping calm tensions in southern Syria after a US jet shot down a pro-regime combat drone that had fired at coalition forces. ... more
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DRAGON SPACE
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, one of the nation's major space contractors, said on Tuesday it is developing reusable spacecraft capable of taking off and landing at airports. Liu ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Proton returns to flight with US satellite after 12 month hiatus
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 09, 2017
A Russian Proton rocket with a US telecom satellite Echostar-21 was successfully launched early Thursday from the Baikonur spaceport in southern Kazakhstan, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
French frigates getting cruise missiles
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
MdCN naval cruise missiles have entered service on French Navy FREMM frigates, providing them with a deep strike capability. ... more
ENERGY TECH
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteri ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
North Korea's global coal exports sunk to zero in April, UN data showed, as China choked off imports from Pyongyang to ramp up pressure on its nuclear-armed neighbour. ... more
UAV NEWS
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
The intriguing X-37B robot spaceplane just can't stay grounded. Barely months after landing from a mission lasting more than two years, the next X-37B will blast off in August 2017. That's a quick t ... more


New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives

TERROR WARS
Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction
Arbil , Iraq (AFP) June 10, 2017
The Ashti camp in Iraq's northern city of Arbil on Saturday celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by jihadists three years ago sent shockwaves through her Christian community. ... more
THE STANS
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US troops were killed and another wounded during a joint operation in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province Saturday, the Pentagon said, in the latest so-called insider attack on international forces. ... more
WAR REPORT
UAE boosts Libyan faction's air power: UN report
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
The United Arab Emirates has supplied attack helicopters and other military aircraft to the Libyan forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar, in violation of a UN arms embargo, according to a UN report. ... more
WAR REPORT
Syria says troops reach Iraq border after US tensions
Damascus (AFP) June 9, 2017
Syria said its troops and allied forces reached the Iraqi border on Friday, for the first time since 2015, a day after a US jet shot down a pro-regime combat drone. ... more



Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Installing a controversial US missile defence system in South Korea was never going to be easy but, caught between Beijing's opposition and American insistence, the country's new president has a strategy: delay. Seoul suspended deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system this week following a furious campaign of economic sanctions and diplomatic protests by Beijing a ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
Saint Petersburg (AFP) June 3, 2017
Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
U.S. firms tout missile defense test
French frigates getting cruise missiles
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
MdCN naval cruise missiles have entered service on French Navy FREMM frigates, providing them with a deep strike capability. The missiles from MBDA entered service without fanfare in February, noted Mer et Marine, and are carried by the frigates Aquitaine and Provence. The FREMM frigate Languedoc, slated to be commissioned soon into service, will also be equipped with the missile ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 2, 2017
Lockheed awarded contract for extended range air-to-surface missiles
Washington (UPI) May 31, 2017
Raytheon contracted for testing of joint standoff weapon
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin drops out of over-the-horizon missile competition
DARPA, BAE partner on multirole unmanned aerial systems
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The Defense of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is partnering with BAE Systems to develop a new line of multi-role unmanned aerial systems.They are designed to be modular and able to mount different sensor, radio-frequency, and weapons packages. The contract provides $5.4 million to develop small multifunction UAVs that can conduct multiple missions with a single payl ... more
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Pro-Syria regime drone shot down after it fires on coalition
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Falcon Flight for X-37B
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Netherlands to replace ScanEagle UAV with Integrator
Airbus provides German troops with support communications at 15 sites worldwide
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Airbus has successfully rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) troops deployed to military bases in Lithuania. Labelled "Connect-D", Airbus now supplies telephone, internet and media services to a total of 15 deployed Bundeswehr units around the world, including Mali, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Cyprus and Lithuania. The launch of Connect-D at ... more
Singapore (SPX) May 30, 2017
Airbus further extends channel partner program for military satellite communications in Asia
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
BAE Systems integrates motion sensors in GXP software
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
BAE Systems is helping intelligence analysts identify intelligence threats through the use of motion sensors integrated into its Geospatial eXploitation Products line of software. The capabilities added include complex multi-tracking analytics, movement interpretation, and activity from video, radar, and other types of motion sensors that enable the tracking of people and vehicles, BAE ... more
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
European country orders Elbit ground intel systems
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying Army with .50-caliber ammunition
US approves $1.4 bn slice of massive Saudi arms deal
Washington (AFP) June 5, 2017
The United States approved two large military contracts totalling more than $1.4 billion on Monday after promising Saudi Arabia a huge arms package to counter any threat from Iran. Last month, on his first foreign trip, US President Donald Trump visited the kingdom and promised its leaders access to $110 billion in weapons and training. Officials say just under a third of that total was ... more
New Delhi (AFP) May 24, 2017
India approves new defence policy to boost local companies
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
BAE receives contract for Royal Australian Navy SATCOM upgrades
(UPI) May 24, 2017
Trump military budget proposal aims to increase readiness
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Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems. The un ... more
Kiev (AFP) June 8, 2017
Ukraine MPs back NATO application push
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Sensing the nanoscale with visible light, and the fundamentals of disordered waves
New York NY (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
We cannot see atoms with the naked eye because they are so small relative to the wavelength of light. This is an instance of a general rule in optics - light is insensitive to features which are much smaller than the optical wavelength. However, a new experiment appearing in Science shows that features that are even 100 times smaller than the wavelength can still be sensed by light. Hanan ... more
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Nanosized silicon heater and thermometer combined to fight cancer
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 30, 2017
Ultrafast nanophotonics: Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
UN reports fresh IS killings, air strike deaths in Mosul
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
The UN rights office said Thursday it has credible reports that the Islamic State group has killed more than 230 civilians trying to flee Iraq's western Mosul since May 26. Between 50 to 80 more civilians were reportedly killed in a May 31 air strike on the IS-controlled Mosul neighbourhood of Zanjilly, said a statement from the office of United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Husse ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) June 9, 2017
Iraq on cusp of Mosul victory three years after major defeat
Baghdad (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iraq paramilitaries make fresh progress west of Mosul
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 6, 2017
After fleeing Mosul, displaced face arrest over alleged IS ties
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
UN condemns N. Korean missile launches, but no council meeting
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
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Chinese exports, imports beat forecasts but analysts wary
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
China on Thursday posted a forecast-busting surge in exports and imports in May, signalling improvement in the world's number two economy, but there were warnings Beijing would struggle to maintain its momentum. The readings will come as a relief after a series of weak readings suggesting a recent pick-up could be fizzling, while there are also lingering concerns about US President Donald Tr ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 10, 2017
China condemns EU for new steel anti-dumping duties
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China factory gate inflation slows to 5.5% in May
Hong Kong (AFP) June 7, 2017
Wonderland Villas: A tale of Hong Kong's property rollercoaster
Scorpions the new threat for displaced Mosul civilians
Khazir, Iraq (AFP) June 8, 2017
They survived the fighting in their home town but displaced Mosul residents now face the threat from snakes and scorpions infesting some of the tented camps they are crammed into. In Khazir camp, one of the largest for civilians displaced by the battle against the Islamic State group in Mosul, the searing Iraqi summer has arrived and reptiles and insects are multiplying. Some 32,000 peop ... more
Paphos, Cyprus (AFP) June 9, 2017
Art seeks to heal wounds in divided Cyprus
Marawi, Philippines (AFP) June 9, 2017
Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks
Tokyo (AFP) June 7, 2017
Japan workers exposed to dangerous radiation in lab
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." The statement has inspired ever since. More than 500 astronauts have entered space in the nearly five decades that have followed, and over 10 have landed on the moon. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon and Arms ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong's wealth gap was on Friday revealed to be at its highest in nearly 50 years, with living conditions fuelling discontent in the city as it prepares to mark two decades under Chinese rule. Sky-high prices and the cost of living outstrip many ordinary residents' salaries in Hong Kong, with apartments becoming increasingly cramped and generations of families forced to share. In a r ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
China rights lawyer charged with subversion
Fangshan, China (AFP) June 5, 2017
Chinese skinny-dippers defy public morals
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Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction
Arbil , Iraq (AFP) June 10, 2017
The Ashti camp in Iraq's northern city of Arbil on Saturday celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by jihadists three years ago sent shockwaves through her Christian community. Joy filled the prefab unit that is now the home of six-year-old Christina Ezzo Obada's family, who were forced to flee the town of Qaraqosh, which lies between Arbil and Mosul and was taken over by the Islami ... more
Manila (AFP) June 8, 2017
Politicians backing Islamist militants in Philippines: army
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
Egypt accuses Qatar of paying ransom to 'terrorist group'
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
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma


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