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February 15, 2017
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GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command



New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
In the event of an all-out war with Pakistan or China, signals from GLONASS and NAVIC will undoubtedly have multiplier impact and help India to target its whole suite of missiles on its rivals. Amid buzzword of 'Cold Doctrine' and delay in obtaining dedicated frequency band for military satellite, India has stepped up effort to provide sufficient number of satellites to Indian military with the help of Russia. Indian scientists have expressed satisfaction over progress in recent agreement signed b ... read more

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China FM to attend G20 meeting alongside Tillerson
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will attend a G20 gathering this week, China announced Tuesday, setting up a possible first encounter with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN condemns N. Korea missile launch as Trump vows strong response
The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test as US President Donald Trump vowed to deliver a strong response to the provocation. ... more
NUKEWARS
China expels dozens of S. Korean missionaries
Beijing has expelled dozens of South Korean missionaries working in northeast China including some helping North Korean refugees, activists said Tuesday, as relations sour over Seoul's planned US missile defence system. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Boeing contracted for Harpoon, SLAM-ER spares
Boeing received a $12.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce Harpoon and Stand-Off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response missile spares. ... more
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Children learn patriotic spirit at "Red Army school"
In powder blue and gray military uniforms, red kerchiefs, and caps emblazoned with crimson stars, young Chinese students in the southwestern province of Guizhou perform kung fu exercises in their courtyard to stave off the winter cold. ... more
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Trump backs 'One China' policy in call with Xi
President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's "One China" policy in what he said Friday was a "very warm" conversation with Xi Jinping, in an apparent effort to ease tensions after angering Beijing by questioning a major plank of Sino-US relations. ... more
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Chinese, US aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over South China Sea: US
A Chinese military aircraft had an "unsafe" encounter with a US Navy surveillance aircraft near a contested reef in the South China Sea, the US Pacific Command said Friday. ... more
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US, Japan say defense pact covers disputed Senkaku islands
US President Donald Trump offered Japan assurances Friday that mutual defense agreements cover the disputed Senkaku Islands, claimed by China as the Diaoyus. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Vietnam fishermen clash with police over toxic waste
Scores of fishermen clashed with police Tuesday in central Vietnam as they tried to file lawsuits demanding compensation after a toxic waste dump by a Taiwanese firm killed tonnes of fish last year, activists said. ... more
SINO DAILY
Fear has made me stronger: Hong Kong bookseller
The disappearance of a Chinese billionaire from his Hong Kong hotel has brought back frightening memories for bookseller Lam Wing-kee, who also went missing in an ordeal that highlighted Beijing's tightening grip on the city. ... more


Hong Kong police guilty over attack on democracy protester

SINO DAILY
Hole is where the heart is for Chinese cave dwellers
High in the misty hills of southwestern China, an hour's hike from any road, the lowing of livestock echoes through Zhongdong village, where a group of 18 families live inside an enormous natural cave. ... more
SINO DAILY
'Unfair' Hong Kong election sparks fresh democracy calls
The vote for Hong Kong's new leader kicks off this week, but most of its 3.8 million-strong electorate will have no say in choosing the winner, prompting calls for an overhaul of a system skewed towards Beijing. ... more
TRADE WARS
Surge in China factory-gate prices fans inflation hopes
Chinese factory-gate prices climbed for a fifth straight month in January, the government said Tuesday, fuelling hopes the world's biggest goods trader can export much-needed inflation to the global economy. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Governors tell Trump that China will reap low-carbon rewards
Strong economic powers like China may take over as the global leaders in renewable energy and leave the U.S. economy depending on Beijing, state governors said. ... more

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China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
China's plans for deep-space exploration included two Mars missions and one Jupiter probe. China plans its first Mars probe by 2020, said Wu Yanhua, vice director of the China National Space Administration. A second Mars probe will bring back samples and conduct research on the planet's structure, composition and environment, Wu said. Also on the agenda are an asteroid explorat ... more
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory

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China's steel capacity grew in 2016 despite pledges
China increased its steelmaking capacity last year by more than twice Britain's annual output, a report said Monday, despite repeated pledges to cut huge excess in the sector. China makes more than half the world's steel but a slowdown in its economy and sagging global demand has left the industry with massive excess capacity. It has been accused of dumping its production on world mark ... more
IAI completes IUHDSS port security project in India

EU Parliament to vote on Canada trade deal

Surge in China factory-gate prices fans inflation hopes

Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
China data and US banks propel equities higher

No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China

China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown

China FM to attend G20 meeting alongside Tillerson
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will attend a G20 gathering this week, China announced Tuesday, setting up a possible first encounter with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Last week, as Sino-US tensions over Taiwan simmered, it seemed Wang would skip the meeting of top diplomats from the Group of 20 nations opening in Bonn Thursday to be at a Beijing event. But following a conci ... more
Flynn resignation has 'no impact' on US message to NATO: Pentagon chief

Chinese, US aircraft in 'unsafe' encounter over South China Sea: US

Children learn patriotic spirit at "Red Army school"

'No risk' in Benin after truck with chemical for nuclear production crashes
The French nuclear group Areva said Tuesday a truck carrying a chemical used in the uranium fuel process had tipped over in Benin, but there was "no risk" of contamination. The accident occurred in the West African country on Sunday near Dassa, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital Cotonou. The truck was carrying uranate, an oxide used in the process to make nuclear fuel. ... more
Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

Three new uranium minerals from Utah

Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

Senators launch query on Trump's smartphone security
Two US senators have requested details on President Donald Trump's smartphone security, saying he could jeopardize national secrets if he is still using his old handset, as some reports say. "Did Trump receive a secured, encrypted smartphone for his personal use on or before Jan. 20? If so, is he using it?," said a tweet Tuesday by Senator Tom Carper, who along with fellow Democrat Claire Mc ... more
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'No risk' in Benin after truck with chemical for nuclear production crashes
The French nuclear group Areva said Tuesday a truck carrying a chemical used in the uranium fuel process had tipped over in Benin, but there was "no risk" of contamination. The accident occurred in the West African country on Sunday near Dassa, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital Cotonou. The truck was carrying uranate, an oxide used in the process to make nuclear fuel. ... more
Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

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Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief

British grid drawing power from new offshore wind farm
While only a fraction of the total capacity is realized, Norwegian energy company Statoil said the British grid is getting power from its latest wind farm. Statoil announced its first wind turbine from the Dudgeon facility off the British coast was now providing electricity to the nation's grid. Up to 6,000 homes are now getting power from offshore wind. Once in full operation later thi ... more
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Governors tell Trump that China will reap low-carbon rewards
Strong economic powers like China may take over as the global leaders in renewable energy and leave the U.S. economy depending on Beijing, state governors said. A bipartisan group of state governors working through a wind and solar energy coalition called on President Donald Trump to put his political weight behind the nation's renewable energy sector. "If the United States does ... more
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U.S. Air Force test-launches Minuteman III missile
U.S. Air Force personnel from bases in Minot, N.D., and Vandenberg, Calif., completed a test launch with an unarmed Minuteman III missile. The Minuteman is an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of carrying nuclear warheads. U.S. Air Force officials say the operational launch was conducted to verify the missile's capability as a nuclear deterrent. Prior to the la ... more
N. Korea fires ballistic missile in challenge to Trump: Seoul

China expels dozens of S. Korean missionaries

UN condemns N. Korea missile launch as Trump vows strong response

Canada taps General Dynamics for armored vehicle upgrades
General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada received a $308 million contract to upgrade 141 Light Armored Vehicles for the government of Canada. The contract supports Canada's Light Armored Vehicle III Upgrade Program, which seeks to provide the country's military with updated ground-based platforms. General Dynamics says the upgrades will improve the vehicles' performance and survivability ... more
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Driver training system for Ajax vehicles wins approval

Orbital ATK to complete development of new tank ammo

Pentagon seeks to rent space in Trump Tower
The Pentagon wants to rent space in Trump Tower in New York for equipment and military personnel accompanying President Donald Trump during his stays there, it confirmed Wednesday. First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron are still living in Trump Tower and the real estate tycoon-turned-president plans to make regular visits. US presidents are accompanied around-the-clock by militar ... more
Tales of woe from US military ahead of likely spending boost

US military leaders depict shortfalls ahead of likely spending bonanza

Russia to sell off stake in gun-maker Kalashnikov

Pentagon's robot satellite repair system sued by aerospace company
American aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK is leveling a lawsuit against the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to halt a robot-satellite repair system being developed by the agency in conjunction with a non-US-owned competitor. The National Reconnaissance Office, which operates spy satellites, stands to benefit from robotic servicing of geosynchronous satellites (RSGS) te ... more
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Banned chemicals from the '70s found in the deepest reaches of the ocean
A study, led by Newcastle University's Dr Alan Jamieson, has uncovered the first evidence that man-made pollutants have now reached the farthest corners of our earth. Sampling amphipods from the Pacific Ocean's Mariana and Kermadec trenches - which are over 10 kilometres deep and 7,000 km apart - the team found extremely high levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants - or POPs - in the organism's ... more
Vietnam fishermen clash with police over toxic waste

Israel court rules against 'nuclear' ammonia tank

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