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May 28, 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
Better times? Hong Kong's British nostalgia trip
Hong Kong (AFP) May 28, 2017
From its rattling trams and racecourses to its legal system and the ubiquitous consumption of Spam, Britain's colonial legacy still resonates through Hong Kong. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India opens its longest bridge near China border
Tinsukia, India (AFP) May 27, 2017
India opened its longest bridge close to the border with China in a move seen as bolstering its defences in a sensitive region. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US delivers latest vessel to Vietnam amid S. China Sea tensions
Hanoi (AFP) May 26, 2017
The US transferred its seventh security vessel this week to Vietnam, the embassy said Friday, boosting defence ties amid a spike in tensions in the South China Sea. ... more
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Two Chinese fighters intercept US plane in S. China Sea
Washington (AFP) May 26, 2017
The Pentagon on Friday said it was concerned by an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between two Chinese fighters and a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"
Beijing (AFP) May 27, 2017
China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. ... more
WAR REPORT
China-backed militia new powerbrokers in Myanmar peace process
Naypyidaw, Myanmar (AFP) May 26, 2017
Branded as Asia's most heavily-armed drug dealers, the China-backed ethnic Wa rebels have emerged as key players in Myanmar's peace process, a development seen as strengthening Beijing's influence over its violence-wracked neighbour. ... 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


Taiwan war games simulate China invasion

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



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
Montenegro's anti-NATO lobby jeers as Trump pushes PM aside
Podgorica, Montenegro May 26, 2017
Footage of US President Donald Trump appearing to push aside Montenegro's prime minister at the NATO summit were being relished Friday by those opposed to the Balkan country joining the military alliance. Caught on camera, the incident showed Trump making his way to the front of a lineup of leaders for a NATO family portrait, pushing past Montenegro's Dusko Markovic at Thursday's summit in ... more
Ankara (AFP) May 24, 2017
Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership
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
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
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
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
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
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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
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
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
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
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
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
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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
Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'; As Kim touts key role
Taormina, Italy (AFP) May 26, 2017
US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. Trump's tough talk came in a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, which along with South Korea is most immediately threatened by North Korean belligerence. But the isolated regime has also threatene ... more
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Military leaders make case for $13.9B nuclear weapons budget
Sydney (AFP) May 26, 2017
US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump calls N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'
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 (UPI) May 25, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying Army with .50-caliber ammunition
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
India approves new defence policy to boost local companies
New Delhi (AFP) May 24, 2017
India's cabinet on Wednesday approved a long-awaited policy to boost local manufacturing of high-tech defence equipment and cut down reliance on expensive imports. Under the new Strategic Partnership model, the government will pick Indian companies to tie up with foreign organisations to manufacture fighter jets, armoured vehicles, helicopters and submarines locally. Prime Minister Naren ... more
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Trump military budget proposal aims to increase readiness
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
BAE receives contract for Royal Australian Navy SATCOM upgrades
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
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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
Tampa FL (SPX) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy gear
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure
Carletonville, South Africa (AFP) May 28, 2017
At the end of a narrow road stands the dilapidated husk of a golf clubhouse, now overrun with tall weeds and creepers. It stands as a reminder of better times for the once booming mining town of Blyvooruitzicht, an hour's drive southwest of Johannesburg. Joseph Rammusa, 53, was proud to have been the club's president - its last, because in 2013, the once-prosperous town suffered a drama ... more
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
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
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China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"
Beijing (AFP) May 27, 2017
China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according to Taiwan's government. On Friday China's official state news agency Xinhua reported that he was in detention and ha ... more
Penghu'Ercun, Taiwan (AFP) May 25, 2017
Taiwan war games simulate China invasion
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
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
Mattis seeks allied input ahead of Afghanistan proposal


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