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March 10, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes



Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
The Chinese Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is breaking ground on techniques to send satellites into space via rockets shot from airborne Chinese planes, China Daily reports. According to Li Tongyu, chief of rocket development at the academy, the technology will allow scientists and engineers to quickly replace "dysfunctional" satellites, as well as launch ad hoc, last-minute satellites into orbit, as part of disaster-relief efforts. "The Y-20 strategic transport plane will be the carri ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
Beijing (XNA) Mar 09, 2017
China plans to launch six to eight BeiDou-3 satellites in 2017, according to a senior designer of the satellite navigation system. It is part of a plan to put 35 BeiDou satellites into space to form ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China Plans to Launch 1st Probe to Mars in Summer 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China is expected to launch its first probe satellite to Mars in July or in August 2020, local media reported Tuesday. The People's Daily newspaper reported citing Wan Weixing, an academician ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is expected to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab three times after its planned launch in April, sources said Saturday. Tianzhou-1 will be se ... more
NUKEWARS
US move on North Korea tests risks China clash
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
The United States is scrambling to develop a new strategy to counter North Korea's aggressive nuclear weapon and missile programs, but tougher sanctions could provoke a diplomatic clash with China. ... more
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Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port
Manila (AFP) March 9, 2017
Chinese survey ships have been entering waters recognised by the United Nations as Philippine territory, Manila's defence secretary said Thursday, in a move he described as "very concerning". ... more
CYBER WARS
Beijing demands US 'stop cyberattacks' after CIA hacking report
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China on Thursday demanded the US "stop its cyberattacks" after Wikileaks released a trove of documents which they said exposed the CIA's hacking operations. ... more
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China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
Beijing on Thursday accused American politicians of corruption and hypocrisy in its yearly rebuttal to US criticisms of China's human rights record, saving an extra heaping of invective for the country's divisive presidential race. ... more
WAR REPORT
More than 20,000 Myanmar refugees enter China
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
More than 20,000 Myanmar refugees have entered China, fleeing areas along the border after violent clashes broke out between the south east Asian country's army and ethnic rebels this week, Beijing said Thursday. ... more
NUKEWARS
US rebuffs China over N.Korea talks
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 8, 2017
The United States on Wednesday rebuffed China's appeal for talks with North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un was behaving irrationally and that it was reassessing its approach to dealing with Pyongyang. ... more
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China launches experiment satellite "TK-1"
Jiuquan (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China on Friday launched an experiment satellite, "TK-1", from northwestern Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite, carried by the rocket "KT-2", blasted off from the launch center at ... more


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China urges US-N.Korea deal to avert 'head-on collision'
Beijing (AFP) March 8, 2017
China on Wednesday called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military wargames, to prevent what it called a "head-on collision." ... more
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China to launch space station core module in 2018
Beijing (XNA) Mar 03, 2017
China will launch a space station core module in 2018 as the first step in completing the country's first space outpost, according to a senior engineer with China Aerospace Science and Technology Co ... more
NUKEWARS
US fines China's ZTE $1.2 bn for violating Iran, N.Korea sanctions
Washington (AFP) March 7, 2017
The US government has slapped $1.2 billion in fines on Chinese telecom giant ZTE for violations of US export controls for selling goods to Iran and North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
China vows 'resolute' measures after THAAD deployment
Beijing (AFP) March 7, 2017
China said Tuesday it would "resolutely" defend its security interests as the US began deploying the THAAD missile-defence system in South Korea that Beijing fears will undermine its own military capabilities. ... more

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China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
The Chinese Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology is breaking ground on techniques to send satellites into space via rockets shot from airborne Chinese planes, China Daily reports. According to Li Tongyu, chief of rocket development at the academy, the technology will allow scientists and engineers to quickly replace "dysfunctional" satellites, as well as launch ad hoc, last-minute satellit ... more
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
China's 1st cargo spacecraft to make three rendezvous with Tiangong-2
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Plans to Launch 1st Probe to Mars in Summer 2020
Beijing (XNA) Mar 09, 2017
China to launch 6-8 latest navigation satellites in 2017
Silk Road evolved as 'grass-routes' movement
St. Louis MO (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Nearly 5,000 years ago, long before the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were traversed by Marco Polo, the foundations for these trans-Asian interaction networks were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis. "Our model shows that long-term strategies of mobility by highland nomadic herder ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China warns of 'trade war' if WTO ignored
Paris (AFP) March 7, 2017
Navy, shiny leather and suits: the big Paris fashion week trends
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China producer prices jump 7.8% in February: govt
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
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
New York (AFP) Oct 14, 2016
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Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2016
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Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2016
China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown
Putin pardons woman jailed over 'treasonous' text message
Moscow (AFP) March 7, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday issued a rare pardon to a woman sentenced to seven years in jail for treason over a text message about movements of military equipment. Shopkeeper Oxana Sevastidi, 46, was convicted in March 2016 over an SMS sent eight years earlier about a train carrying hardware towards neighbouring Georgia, months before Russia fought a brief war with the countr ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China slams US election 'farce' in annual rights report
Manila (AFP) March 9, 2017
Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port
Beijing (AFP) March 4, 2017
China defence spending to rise 7 percent
UN nuclear chief set for third term
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
The board of the UN atomic watchdog, which tracks Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, Wednesday backed Yukiya Amano to serve a third term as director general, the board's chairman said. The appointment for four more years still has to be approved by all members of the International Atomic Energy Agency's in September but this is seen as a formality. Amano, 69, a veteran Japanes ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Brussels (AFP) March 6, 2017
EU approves Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Areva narrows losses in 2016
Beijing demands US 'stop cyberattacks' after CIA hacking report
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2017
China on Thursday demanded the US "stop its cyberattacks" after Wikileaks released a trove of documents which they said exposed the CIA's hacking operations. According to the documents leaked this week, the US spy agency has produced more than 1,000 malware systems - viruses, trojans, and other software that can infiltrate and take control of target electronics. "We are concerned about ... more
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents
London (AFP) March 9, 2017
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Washington (AFP) March 8, 2017
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UN nuclear chief set for third term
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
The board of the UN atomic watchdog, which tracks Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, Wednesday backed Yukiya Amano to serve a third term as director general, the board's chairman said. The appointment for four more years still has to be approved by all members of the International Atomic Energy Agency's in September but this is seen as a formality. Amano, 69, a veteran Japanes ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Brussels (AFP) March 6, 2017
EU approves Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
Areva narrows losses in 2016
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy in the United States is making a case for itself as a cheap source of energy that steers revenue to rural America, an industry trade group said. Federal data show five state - Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota - each sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity from wind power last year to lead the nation. "Wind is now cheaply and reliably s ... more
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Essen, Germany (UPI) Mar 3, 2017
German company to store US wind energy in batteries in Texas
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Breakthrough research for testing and arranging vertical axis wind turbines
U.S. solar market set new record in 2016
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
The solar market in the United States had its best year on record in 2016, according to researchers with the Solar Energy Industries Association. In a study published by the industry group, researchers note the solar market nearly doubled its previous record, and added more electric generating capacity than any other source for the first time in history. The report, called the U. ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
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Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
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Montreal, Canada (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
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Russia to arm Antey nuclear subs with Kalibr missiles
Moscow (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Russian Project 949A Antey submarines will be armed with Kalibr missile systems following an upgrade project, according to state media reports. The vessels, also known by their NATO reporting names Oscar I and Oscar II, are currently armed with P-700 Granit cruise missiles in addition to various anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons. The Kremlin's plans to improve the Soviet-era ships we ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 8, 2017
China urges US-N.Korea deal to avert 'head-on collision'
Seoul (AFP) March 8, 2017
N. Korea goes 'my way' with missiles and murder row
Tehran (AFP) March 8, 2017
Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf
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Sierra Nevada to continue U.S. counter-IED support
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Sierra Nevada received a $30.9 million contract from the U.S. Navy to continue supporting the branch's effort to counter improvised explosive devices. The contract modification tasks the company with exercising Option Year 6 for the procurement and support of AN/PLT-5 IED countermeasure devices. The AN/PLT-5 is a mobile system used by military technicians to electronically jam im ... more
Brussels (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
European Defense Agency completes artillery accuracy project
Archbald, Pa. (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Lockheed Martin introduces Paragon direct attack bomb
Dulles, Va. (UPI) Feb 27, 2017
Orbital ATK production of artillery shell guidance kits tops 10,000
Trump to press Congress for defense spending boost
Washington (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
President Donald Trump will address Congress for the first time on Tuesday, selling his policies and laying out the case for a $54 billion boost in military spending and cuts in domestic programs and foreign aid. Previewing measures designed to back up campaign promises with dollars and cents, Trump promised a fiscal plan focused on "public safety and national security." "We are going to ... more
London (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
BAE Systems eyes defence spending by Trump
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
UAE signs over $5 bln in deals at arms fair
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Feb 19, 2017
Pentagon chief says military running smoothly amid turbulent transition
DARPA robotic servicing program has become stalled
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
DARPA has been developing a program that will leverage successes in space robotics in order to accelerate in-orbit servicing of satellites. Of particular interest are the satellites that populate the geosynchronous orbit at about 36,000 km above Earth. There are hundreds of these vehicles that operate as military, civil and commercial satellite assets. However, once launched, there is no w ... more
Tel Aviv (UPI) Mar 8, 2017
Rafael completes test firing with Protector USV
Providence RI (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Robot uses social feedback to fetch objects intelligently
Washington (UPI) Mar 2, 2017
Switzerland taps Kongsberg for Protector weapon system
Environmental risks kill 1.7mn kids under 5 a year: WHO
Geneva (AFP) March 6, 2017
More than one in four deaths in children under five are linked to polluted environments, according to two new World Health Organization reports published Monday. Each year, environmental risks such as indoor and outdoor pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water and poor sanitation kill around 1.7 million children between the ages of one month and five years, the reports found. Harmful e ... more
Paris (AFP) March 3, 2017
City noise linked to hearing loss: study
Dhaka (AFP) March 6, 2017
Bangladesh orders shutdown of city tanneries
Karachi (AFP) March 5, 2017
Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'
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Protests in Taiwan as island marks 70 years since massacre
Taipei (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Taiwan on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of a massacre by nationalist Chinese troops, calling for justice as the island's leader vowed to investigate the killings. The 1947 massacre, also known as the "228 Incident", was a crackdown on island-wide riots that began on February 28 after an inspector beat a woman selling untaxed cigarettes in Taipei. ... more
Taipei (AFP) Feb 18, 2017
Taiwan protests over Spain deportations to China
Taipei (AFP) Jan 25, 2017
Taiwan economy rallies thanks to electronics demand
Washington (AFP) Jan 21, 2017
Taiwan envoy hails US ties after Trump inauguration
More US troops needed in Afghanistan: US general
Washington (AFP) March 9, 2017
The top US military commander for the Middle East warned Thursday that the United States would need more troops on the ground in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taliban. General Joseph Votel, who heads US Central Command (Centcom), told the Senate Armed Forces Committee he was currently working on a new strategy to break the war out of a stalemate. "I do believe it will involve addi ... more
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) March 3, 2017
Iraqi Kurds, PKK fight proxy battle in north Iraq
Beijing (AFP) March 1, 2017
Bloody Islamic State video puts China in cross-hairs
Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP) March 2, 2017
US drone kills two on motorbike in Pakistan: officials


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