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August 08, 2017
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US, allies slam Chinese island-building



Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its sweeping claims overlap with Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei - all members of the 10-nation Asso ... read more

NUKEWARS
China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. ... more
NUKEWARS
Tillerson in Thailand to press junta on North Korea ties
Bangkok (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Bangkok on Tuesday with a plea to the kingdom to curb business ties with North Korea, as Washington rounds up allies for its bid to halt Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
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. ... 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
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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
SUPERPOWERS
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
SUPERPOWERS
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
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


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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
A clean-up operation was under way in Hong Kong Monday after a massive palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters clogged some of its most popular beaches. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Landslide in southwest China kills eight, 17 missing
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
A landslide triggered by heavy rain killed eight people and left 17 others missing in China's mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, state media reported. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese-American professor appeals Singapore expulsion
Singapore (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
A prominent scholar of Chinese studies said Tuesday he had appealed against a decision to expel him from Singapore for allegedly working as "an agent of influence" for a foreign state. ... more
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



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
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
As energy trade groups enter the fray, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told leaders national interests would be protected during NAFTA negotiations. The first round for negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement starts August 16 in Washington, D.C. Canada counts on the United States as its top trading partner and is the top oil exporter to its southern neighbor. Trad ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese export, import growth rates slow in July
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its s ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China scores diplomatic coup in sea row
Beijing (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
Beijing (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Vatican official says the Pope 'loves China'
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
New AREVA has signed a contract with Japan's NFI (Nuclear Fuel Industries) for the fabrication of 32 MOX* fuel assemblies for the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors operated by Kansai Electric. The supply of MOX fuel assemblies for Kansai is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities from 1975 onwards for the treatment of up to 3,000 tonnes of used fuel at the la Hague site. The ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
ICF to support Army cyber-security operations, research
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
Technology services provider ICF has received a $93 million contract to support the cyber-operations and cyber-security research of the U.S. Army. The award was given by the Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, for its programs and includes a base period of performance and option periods. "ARL is the tip of the spear when it comes to national security, responsible for continually mo ... more
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
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Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
New AREVA has signed a contract with Japan's NFI (Nuclear Fuel Industries) for the fabrication of 32 MOX* fuel assemblies for the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors operated by Kansai Electric. The supply of MOX fuel assemblies for Kansai is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities from 1975 onwards for the treatment of up to 3,000 tonnes of used fuel at the la Hague site. The ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities and financial benefits of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in urban and suburban areas. A VAWT is a ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
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Solar glasses generate solar power
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
New method enhances broadband light absorption in solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Lightweight catalyst for artificial photosynthesis
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
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
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea
Seoul (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
NKorea dismisses South's talks offer: As Korean FMs meet
New railgun ready for testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
A new 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been assembled and is ready for testing, the company announced on Monday. The railgun, which provides multi-mission, multi-domain capability with greater flexibility for ship, land and mobile platforms will be put through its paces at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the company said. / ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Marine Corps to field new pack frames in 2018
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Members of Congress send letter asking DOD to refuse transgender ban
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday it is reorganizing its acquisition, technology and logistics office. The reorganization, effective February 1, is designed for the acquisition of new weapons and systems more efficiently, encourage partnerships within the Pentagon and with allied nations, and to ensure acquisition processes fulfill the needs of service members now an ... more
London (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
BAE plans defense hub in Australia; as group profits soar
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2017
Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
GAO report details sting operation that defrauded DOD surplus program for police
Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots
Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
On his first day at work as a security guard, Steve was greeted warmly, drawing attention from passersby, including some taking selfies with him at the tony retail-residential complex he patrolled. Then he fell into the fountain. Steve was a security robot employed by the Washington Harbour center in the Georgetown district of the US capital. According to some tech watchers, robots like ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Why humans find faulty robots more likeable
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots
Nagoya, Japan (AFP) July 30, 2017
Watch out Messi, here come the footballers at RoboCup
Algae blooms irk Canaries beachgoers
Tenerife, Spain (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Microalgae blooms proliferating in hot weather in Spain's Canary Islands are irritating beachgoers, who should avoid direct contact with them, local authorities said Monday. Tenerife in particular is awash with visitors at this time of year but some of those having an Atlantic dip have come out scratching themselves after brushing up against the tiny algae. The spreading algae have produ ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Hong Kong cleans up greasy beaches after palm oil spill
Moscow (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Russia's Lake Baikal 'extremely polluted', Putin warns
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Gambian environmentalists to sue 'polluting' Chinese firm
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China slams US defence bill over Taiwan provision
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
Taipei (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Taiwan protests Indonesia deportations of suspects to China
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
Beijing says US apologises for 'Republic of China' gaffe
Taipei (AFP) July 6, 2017
Taiwan charges Chinese grad student with spying
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Two Afghan police officers were killed and a NATO soldier was wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said. The so called "green on blue" attack happened at Kandahar airfield when NATO advisors, who had completed a training session with their Afghan counterparts, were returning to their base, NATO said. "Romanian soldiers... returned fire in s ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Delay in Afghanistan policy points to White House rift
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Taliban suicide bomber kills two US troops in south Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
SIGAR report blasts lack of engagement among U.S. civilian agencies in Afghanistan


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