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May 26, 2017
ROBO SPACE
AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player



Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of a scheduled three games against brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match annointed the programme as the new "Go god". AlphaGo stunned the Go community and futurists a year ago when it trounced South Kor ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. " ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China on Thursday accused the United States of trespassing after a US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway. ... more
THE STANS
China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China condemned on Thursday the armed kidnapping of a Chinese couple in Pakistan, after the abduction raised safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: US official
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
A US Navy ship has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing in the first "freedom of navigation" exercise under President Donald Trump, a US official said. ... more
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Taiwan war games simulate China invasion
Penghu'Ercun, Taiwan (AFP) May 25, 2017
Taiwan forces simulated an invasion by China Thursday as part of live-fire war games against a backdrop of rising tensions with Beijing. ... more
THE STANS
Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) May 24, 2017
Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 23, 2017
The UN Security Council on Monday vowed to push all countries to tighten sanctions against North Korea as it prepared for a closed-door meeting called in response to the latest missile launch. ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott
Seoul (AFP) May 23, 2017
Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. ... more
NUKEWARS
China sees 'no reason' not to talk with N. Korea
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 23, 2017
China on Tuesday took a swipe at the United States, saying there was "no reason" to refuse dialogue with North Korea despite a string of missile tests strongly condemned by the UN Security Council. ... more
NUKEWARS
China's trade with N.Korea falls as pressure mounts
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
China's imports from North Korea fell in April to a near three-year low, data showed Tuesday, as Beijing faces calls to put more economic pressure on its nuclear-armed ally. ... more


Former top Chinese cop executed for murder

SINO DAILY
Graft busters arrest 21 over Hong Kong-China bridge
Hong Kong (AFP) May 24, 2017
Hong Kong's corruption watchdog has arrested 21 government contractors for running suspected fake tests on concrete used to build a multi-billion-dollarbridge that will connect the city with Macau and mainland China. ... more
SINO DAILY
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
When human rights lawyer Li Heping returned to his home in Beijing after a two-year incarceration, his wife did not recognise the frail white-haired man standing in her hallway. ... more
SINO DAILY
China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Lund, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study s ... more



California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
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
Chinese tech firm LeEco reverses course in US, cuts 325 jobs
San Francisco (AFP) May 24, 2017
Cash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Wednesday confirmed that it is throttling back plans to invade the US market, cutting 325 jobs months after announcing a major expansion. The layoffs were reported represent about 70 percent of the company's US staff. "The challenges with raising new capital have made it difficult in the past few months to support all of our business priorities," ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Germany calls for better EU market access to China
Taormina, Italy (AFP) May 26, 2017
Trump joins new-look G7 amid trade, climate discord
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears
Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership
Ankara (AFP) May 24, 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc. Speaking to reporters before leaving Ankara airport for the trip to Brussels which will also see him attend a NATO summit, Erdogan said Turkey was not prepared to behave like a "beggar" to gain membership. Tensions be ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef
Brussels (AFP) May 25, 2017
Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels
Vatican City (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope meet
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? That's the subject of heated debate in cybersecurity circles after analysts found similarities in the "WannaCry" worm to other malware attributed to North Korea, including the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and a cyberheist of millions of dollars from the Bangladesh central bank. The security ... more
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2017
Ex-Trump aide Flynn defies Senate subpoena in Russia probe
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Russia's disinformation efforts hit 39 countries: researchers
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
China issues warning for new ransomware virus
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Gains in wind power in the United States are coming up from the state level, with California among the leaders, an industry report found. A report from the sidelines of a wind energy conference in California from the American Wind Energy Association finds the sector supports more than 100,000 jobs in the country. The state hosting the event is one of the national leaders in wind energy ... more
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
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Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Lund, Sweden (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. The study shows that solar cells increase in efficiency thanks to the material's ability to self-organise by standing on edge. The current research study deals with perovskite, a new and promising material ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 26, 2017
How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) May 26, 2017
Smart reform the key to unlock energy storage revolution
Pennsauken NJ (SPX) May 26, 2017
Keystone lowers energy costs with rooftop solar installation in New Jersey
US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia
Sydney (AFP) May 26, 2017
Senior Trump administration officials fear a nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific if an increasingly belligerent North Korea is not reined in, Australia's foreign minister said Friday after talks in New York. Pyongyang has launched a series of missiles this year, including a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range projectile this month which the North claimed was capable of carrying a "heavy" nuclear war ... more
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump calls N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
China's trade with N.Korea falls as pressure mounts
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 23, 2017
China sees 'no reason' not to talk with N. Korea
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing has been awarded a $1 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for development of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, or RKV. The contract includes payload design, ground testing and integration of the RKV with the ground-based interceptor and ground-based midcourse defense systems. The program also covers flight testing and the delivery of four production RKVs for i ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Australia receives new military trucks
Trump military budget proposal aims to increase readiness
(UPI) May 24, 2017
President Donald Trump's 2018 federal budget proposal includes a $52.7 billion increase in funds for the military over his administration's 2017 request. Trump is requesting $574.5 billion for the Department of Defense for 2018, in addition to another $64.6 billion requested for overseas contingency operations. The planned budget would increase the size of the U.S. military by 56,000 if ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Raytheon in partnership with Saudi company
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Boeing expands business ties with Saudis
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin secures $28 billion in Saudi contracts
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AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of a scheduled three games against brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match annointed the programme ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Robots help shed light on how humans walk
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
Shanghai (AFP) May 25, 2017
Chinese fans trash blackout as Google AI wins again
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Despite being uninhabited and located more than 5000 kilometres from the nearest major population centre, Henderson Isla ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
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Taiwan war games simulate China invasion
Penghu'Ercun, Taiwan (AFP) May 25, 2017
Taiwan forces simulated an invasion by China Thursday as part of live-fire war games against a backdrop of rising tensions with Beijing. The annual drills are Taiwan's biggest military exercise and mocked up a scenario in which Chinese troops launched an amphibious assault. They took place on the outlying Penghu Islands, which sit in the strait that separates Taiwan from China. The ... more
Geneva (AFP) May 22, 2017
WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
Barred from WHO meet, Taiwan urges global 'pressure' on China
Taipei (AFP) May 19, 2017
Game over? Taiwan's struggling Kuomintang
Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) May 24, 2017
Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country. The abductions happened around midday in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Balochistan, which is at the heart of the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) May 23, 2017
Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
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