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December 01, 2017
NUKEWARS
North Korea's new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts



Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
North Korea Thursday released pictures of its latest missile launch, giving analysts a chance to test Pyongyang's claim of a breakthrough that brings the whole of the US within range of a nuclear strike. Leader Kim Jong-Un declared the test of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had completed his nation's drive to become a full-fledged nuclear power. But analysts remain unconvinced that the North has mastered the technology required to launch and direct a missile, and ensure i ... read more

NUKEWARS
Building and delivering a nuclear weapon
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
After testing a missile that North Korea said was capable of striking the US, Pyongyang claimed it had become a full nuclear power, though analysts remain sceptical. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US battles for global push on N.Korea amid Russia, China doubts
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
The United States is battling to maintain international solidarity in the face of North Korea's nuclear threat after Russia warned that sanctions have failed and China side-stepped talk of an oil embargo. ... more
NUKEWARS
China reluctant to cut off oil to North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The United States has renewed pressure on China to stop crude oil shipments to North Korea to close a crucial economic lifeline to the regime following its latest missile threat. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Saudi Arabia intercepts second Yemen missile in a month
Riyadh (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. ... more
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NUKEWARS
Lockheed receives $71.6M contract for Trident missiles
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modified contract by the U.S. Navy for the procurement of the UGM-133A Trident II, or Trident D5, a submarine launched ballistic missile. ... more
NUKEWARS
US threatens to 'utterly destroy' North Korean regime
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The United States warned North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out but its call for nations to cut ties with Pyongyang was rejected by Moscow while Beijing sidestepped talk of an oil embargo. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea trade sanctions bite on borders with China, Russia
Rason, North Korea (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
At the northeastern tip of North Korea, where the isolated, nuclear-armed country meets its giant neighbours China and Russia, United Nations sanctions on the regime over its weapons programmes are having an impact. ... more
NUKEWARS
Gold trader implicates Turkey's Erdogan in US Iran sanctions trial
New York (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at trial in New York on Thursday implicated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a multi-billion-dollar gold-for-oil scheme allegedly designed to subvert US sanctions on Iran. ... more
NUKEWARS
Europe in reach of N. Korea missiles: France
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Europe, like the United States, is now in reach of North Korea's ballistic missiles, French Defence Minister Florence Parly warned Thursday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Ambassadors of Western nuclear powers to snub Nobel ceremony
Oslo (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Breaking with tradition, nearly all ambassadors of the world's nuclear powers will not attend this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony which honours efforts to ban atomic weapons, the Nobel Institute said Thursday. ... more


Over 400 US Marines being withdrawn from Syria anti-IS operation

IRAQ WARS
Britain's May tours Mideast amid Islam row with Trump
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May met Saudi leaders before leaving for Jordan Thursday on a Middle East tour overshadowed by a high-profile row with US President Donald Trump over Islam. ... more
WAR REPORT
Civilian toll in air strikes climbs; Peace talks extended to Dec 15
Washington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
More civilians have died in US-led air and artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria, officials acknowledged Thursday amid criticism the American military is being less cautious about killing innocents. ... more
IRAQ WARS
The world 'owes' Iraq a Marshall Plan, says FM
Rome (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Iraq told the international community on Thursday it was "owed" a Marshall Plan after defeating the Islamic State group and a jihadist army of soldiers from more than 100 different countries. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Turkey detains 50 over links to group blamed for coup bid
Ankara (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Turkish police Thursday detained 50 people including soldiers and air force pilots in raids in 11 cities against those accused of links to the group blamed for last year's failed coup, state media reported. ... more



US believes it can defend against N. Korea missiles, for now
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The US military remains confident it can - at least for the moment - protect against any North Korean missile threat, a US official said Wednesday after Pyongyang tested a new rocket type. North Korea earlier launched a previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missile, which it called a Hwasong 15 and claimed was capable of carrying a "super-large heavy warhead" to any target in the co ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Saudi Arabia intercepts second Yemen missile in a month
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Russia test-fires new interceptor missile
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Missile Warning Satellite ships for January launch
Poland to buy AMRAAMs, HIMARS systems from U.S.
Washington (UPI) Nov 29, 2017
The State Department has approved possible foreign military sales to Poland for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles as NATO continues to bolster Poland's defense arsenal - a move that Russia says undermines regional security. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which is in charge of foreign military arms sales and coopera ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 28, 2017
Orbital ATK to support next-step development of anti-radiation missiles
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
State Dept. approves potential Javelin missile sale to Georgia
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
State Dept. approves potential missile sale to Poland
Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a 'missing link' between drones and satellites. High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites, or HAPS, are platforms that float or fly at high altitude like conventional aircraft but operate more like satellites - except that rather than working from space they can remain in position inside the at ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Drone photos offer faster, cheaper data on key Antarctic species
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 23, 2017
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
Washington (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Pentagon steps up Somalia drone strikes
US Navy accepts 5th MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network
Point Mugu CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The U.S. Navy's Communications Satellite Program Office, PMW 146, and Lockheed Martin handed over full operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC). The October 11 milestone followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite's on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational products needed to "fly" ... more
Luxembourg (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
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Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Miami (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward in the field of soft robotics, which is fast replacing an older generation of robots that were jerky and rigid in their movements, researchers say. "It's like ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
Britain's May in Riyadh after surprise Baghdad visit
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May landed in Riyadh Wednesday for talks with the Saudi king and crown prince, with Yemen's brewing humanitarian crisis and the kingdom's sweeping reforms topping her agenda. May flew in to the Saudi capital on the second leg of her Middle East tour, following a surprise visit to Baghdad where she met her Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi and hailed recent mili ... more
Athens (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Greek PM defends controversial Saudi arms sale
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
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US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson re-committed the United States to opposing Moscow's "aggression" against its neighbors Tuesday and vowed to help Europe wean itself off Russian oil and gas. Next week Washington's top diplomat will attend ministerial meetings of the NATO alliance in Brussels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna. At both sets of talk ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US battles for global push on N.Korea amid Russia, China doubts
Ankara (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Turkey detains 50 over links to group blamed for coup bid
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Turkish police move to arrest 333 soldiers over Gulen links
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
An international team of researchers from MIPT; Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS; Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS; Skoltech; and Aalto University (Finland) has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) ov 27, 2017
Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in interconnects
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
The world 'owes' Iraq a Marshall Plan, says FM
Rome (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Iraq told the international community on Thursday it was "owed" a Marshall Plan after defeating the Islamic State group and a jihadist army of soldiers from more than 100 different countries. "We are calling for a Marshall Plan to help us with the reconstruction," Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said at a conference in Rome. "The world owes us that". The multi-billion dollar Marshall ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Britain's May tours Mideast amid Islam row with Trump
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Iraqis throng to Picasso in Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
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Gold trader implicates Turkey's Erdogan in US Iran sanctions trial
New York (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying at trial in New York on Thursday implicated Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a multi-billion-dollar gold-for-oil scheme allegedly designed to subvert US sanctions on Iran. Reza Zarrab, 34, who was arrested in Miami in 2016 before agreeing to cooperate with US prosecutors, implied that Erdogan knew how he and a Turkish banker, now on trial, c ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
US calls for isolation of NKorea after missile test
Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
North Korea's new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts
Rason, North Korea (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
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China warns of retaliation after fresh US trade probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China on Wednesday warned it would take the "necessary measures" to protect its businesses after the United States launched a new trade probe into China's possible aluminium dumping. The investigation into imports of aluminium sheet worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year was an unusually aggressive move by the United States. For the first time since 1991, the US Commerce Department ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
China factory activity accelerates in November
Belfast (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Fresh US probe of Chinese aluminum imports ups ante with Beijing
Beijing evicts migrants onto cold streets, sparking outcry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Two dozen police swept through the pitch-black frigid hallways of tenement buildings in a ramshackle neighbourhood of northern Beijing, posting eviction notices on every door with heavy thumps of their fists. The blunt warning gave residents just six hours to pack up and leave, as part of a city-wide campaign that has thrown throngs of migrant workers onto the freezing streets in recent days ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China port city blast caused by illegal explosives: police
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
A 63-year-old Tibetan monk has self-immolated in southwest China in protest against Beijing's presence in Tibet, campaigners said, the fifth person to do so this year. Tenga, a popular monk and volunteer teacher of village children, died after setting himself ablaze Sunday in Sichuan province's Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, said the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), headquarter ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
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Argentine court sentences 48 in 'Dirty War' trial
Buenos Aires (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
An Argentine court sentenced 48 former military personnel to prison on Wednesday for involvement in so-called "death flights" and other crimes committed at a notorious torture center when a junta ruled the country. The trial is part of an effort to probe torture and crimes against humanity committed at the ESMA Naval Mechanics School. Only a fraction of an estimated 5,000 opponents of the re ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
US coalition conduct 11 strikes on ISIS over Thanksgiving weekend
Cairo (AFP) Nov 25, 2017
Egypt mourns 235 victims of Sinai mosque attack
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'
Lockheed Martin to develop compact airborne high energy laser capabilities
Bothell WA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Lockheed Martin $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a tactical fighter jet by 2021. The contract is part of AFRL's Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, and is a major step forward in the maturation of protective airborne laser systems. ... more
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Lockheed Martin developing technology to intercept missile threats with Directed Energy
White Sands Missile Range NM (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
ATHENA laser testbed system successfully shoots down drones
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