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August 07, 2017
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China scores diplomatic coup in sea row



Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks. After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issued a joint communique that diplomats involved said was carefully worded to avoid angering Ch ... read more

NUKEWARS
UN sanctions NKorea; Possible meeting of Korean FMs
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue. ... more
NUKEWARS
South China Sea, North Korea tensions at security forum
Manila (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, as a tense regional security forum began Saturday with North Korea also under fire over its nuclear programme. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Vatican official says the Pope 'loves China'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A Vatican official visiting Beijing says the pontiff "loves China" - a communist country which has yet to establish official diplomatic relations with the Holy See. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Vietnam challenges China at security talks
Manila (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Vietnam urged other Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger stand against Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea on Saturday, as a tense regional security forum began with North Korea also under fire over its nuclear programme. ... more
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Singapore to expel professor of Chinese descent for being 'foreign agent'
Singapore (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Singapore said Friday it would expel a professor of Chinese descent working at a local university from the city-state, accusing him of acting as an "agent of influence" for a foreign government. ... more
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China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
Beijing (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
China has stepped up its rhetoric in an increasingly tense border row with India, hinting at the possibility of military action in a propaganda push that analysts are calling "genuinely troubling." ... more
CYBER WARS
China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Enterprising internet users in China fear the tools they use to tunnel through the country's "Great Firewall" may soon disappear, as Beijing tightens its grip on the web. ... more
NUKEWARS
China welcomes US assertion not seeking N. Korea regime change
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China on Thursday welcomed comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Washington would not seek regime change in North Korea, after a week of verbal sparring between the two countries over Pyongyang's rogue weapons programme. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Turkish FM pledges to 'eliminate' anti-China forces
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Turkey's foreign minister vowed Thursday to "eliminate" anti-China forces from his country, signalling a shift in Ankara's stance towards Beijing's treatment of Muslim minorities. ... more
NUKEWARS
France wants UN to slap new sanctions on N. Korea in coming days
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
France urged the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to adopt new sanctions on North Korea in the coming days as weeks of negotiations on the measures were making headway. ... more


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WATER WORLD
Climate plays role in decline of critical Asian water resources
Manhattan KS (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Climate variability - rather than the presence of a major dam - is most likely the primary cause for a water supply decline in East Asia's largest floodplain lake system, according to a Kansas State ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Chinese renewable energy capacity growing rapidly
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
China is on pace to see its solar power capacity more than double by 2020 as component costs move lower, but at perhaps a cost, a sector analysis finds. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Magnetized viruses can break through biofilms, attack bacteria
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
A team of scientists from the United States and China have found a way to deploy viruses against biofilm-forming bacteria capable of fouling water distribution systems. The secret to their success is magnetization. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Giant panda gives birth to twins at record 23 years old
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Zookeepers never expected the 23-year-old giant panda to give birth again when she was moved to a nature reserve in southwest China to live out the rest of her days. ... more



China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
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China factory activity gathers steam in July: Caixin
Beijing (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
China's manufacturing activity increased last month as both production and new order rates grew rapidly, independent figures showed Tuesday, but analysts warned the economy still faces headwinds from policy tightening. The Caixin Purchasing Manager's Index - an indicator of conditions at small manufacturers - came in at 51.1 in the month, up from 50.4 in June as it marked a four-month high ... more
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China scores diplomatic coup in sea row
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks. After two days of tense meetings on the dispute in the Philippine capital, foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Na ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Wintershall warns U.S. against playing 'geopolitical football.'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
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China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction work on two nuclear power plants in the United States has been halted because of cost overruns, the companies behind them said. Santee Cooper, one of those firms, said that because of construction delays the two planned reactors in South Carolina could not come on line before 2024, four years behind schedule. This means only two nuclear plants are now in construction in the ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
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Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
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Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
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China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
Enterprising internet users in China fear the tools they use to tunnel through the country's "Great Firewall" may soon disappear, as Beijing tightens its grip on the web. Tens of millions of people are estimated to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to bypass Chinese internet restrictions - getting access to blocked websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Beijing has for years turned a ... more
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Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction work on two nuclear power plants in the United States has been halted because of cost overruns, the companies behind them said. Santee Cooper, one of those firms, said that because of construction delays the two planned reactors in South Carolina could not come on line before 2024, four years behind schedule. This means only two nuclear plants are now in construction in the ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
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Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
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Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
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U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
About half of the population in the state of Kansas could now be drawing energy from wind power as the U.S. sector gains momentum, an industry report showed. A quarterly report from the American Wind Energy Association found the sector is gaining traction. Compared with last year, there were 40 percent more wind energy projects under construction or advancing through the development sta ... more
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(UPI) Jul 31, 2017
An effort in India, one of the world's strongest economies, to improve the renewable energy sector could face headwinds, Moody's Investors Service said. India aims to triple its renewable power capacity by 2022 to 175 gigawatts by drawing on new solar and wind energy sources. The country is No. 4 in the world in terms of new solar power, No. 4 in the world based on cumulative wind power ... more
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Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base: army
Tehran (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was "probably related to psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades," the statement said. It took place on a shooting range, and could also have bee ... more
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Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
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Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
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Moscow (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Russia's Lake Baikal, the world's deepest freshwater lake, has extremely high pollution levels, President Vladimir Putin warned Friday while visiting the Siberian lake. Lake Baikal is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the world's deepest lake at 1,700 metres (5,580 feet) and also the oldest at 25 million years. Tourists flock there to enjoy the unique wildlife and clear waters. Putin, while ... more
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Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
China on Monday said it had lodged an official protest with the United States following the passage of a defence spending bill that could lead to American warships visiting Taiwan. Beijing has long objected to any military assistance from Washington to the self-governed island, which it considers a breakaway province. "China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military cont ... more
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