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September 06, 2017
MISSILE DEFENSE
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul



Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. Two launchers of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system are already operational, but public concern about the possible environmental impact of the US system forced Seoul to suspend the installation. "Four remaining launchers will soon be temporarily deployed through consulations between South Kore ... read more

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China holds military drill as North Korea tensions rise
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China's air force conducted military drills in seas adjacent to the Korean peninsula, an official report has said, as tensions soared over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. ... more
NUKEWARS
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China's President Xi Jinping told Donald Trump Wednesday that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea as the US president warned again that any Pyongyang threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea oil embargo could add fuel to the fire
Seoul (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Top of the list for new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth nuclear test is an oil embargo, which analysts say would have a crippling effect on the wider economy - but might do little to curb its weapons programmes. ... more
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Vietnam slams China over military drills in disputed sea
Hanoi (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Vietnam has delivered a sharp rebuke to China over military drills in the South China Sea, the second such warning in a week as tensions rise between the countries over the disputed waterway. ... more
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Rioting video sparks anti-Muslim rage in China
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Chinese internet users bombarded government social media accounts Wednesday with thousands of anti-Islamic messages in response to unverified videos showing rioting involving Muslims. ... more
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China's Xi urges 'healthy' India ties after border spat: Xinhua
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Tuesday to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue "healthy, stable" relations, according to China's state media. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Russia, China Note Rapprochement of Positions in Space, Aviation Cooperation
Volgograd (Sputnik) Sep 05, 2017
Representatives of Russia and China pointed out during a meeting in Russia's southwestern city of Volgograd the narrowing of the gap between positions of both countries in the cooperation in space, ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN rep ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
China's Kuaizhou-11 solid-fuelled carrier rocket will send six satellites into space in its first mission, according to the rocket's developer and producer China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp ... more
SINO DAILY
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Li Minsheng is one of the junior members of the "Old Jazz Band" at Shanghai's ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel. He's 76. ... more


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FARM NEWS
Mooncakes from heaven: Hong Kong's sweet obsession
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
It is one of Hong Kong's most treasured food traditions: the buying, giving and eating of "mooncakes" to mark mid-autumn festival, celebrated in Chinese communities around the world next month. ... more
SINO DAILY
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Beijing of sabotaging United Nations efforts to promote rights and slammed the world body for often capitulating to Chinese pressure. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hong Kong's public radio station has replaced its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state-run programming, in a move the British broadcaster called "disappointing" as concerns grow over Beijing's influence on the semi-autonomous city. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese TV told to 'sing the praises of the party'
Beijing (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Chinese television is about to get a whole lot more patriotic, after an official directive ordered producers to ramp up the praise of the ruling Communist Party. ... more



China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN reported on Monday. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar to deep space exploration, special materials development, collaborations in the area of satellite systems, Earth re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
Trump's turn on S.Korea risks alliance: analysts
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Donald Trump is playing into North Korea's hands by turning on the South, accusing it of appeasement, snubbing its leader and threatening to end their trade deal in moves that analysts say risk weakening a decades-long alliance. More than 24 hours after Pyongyang shook the ground and the world with what it said was a hydrogen bomb test, the US president had yet to speak to his South Korean c ... more
Managua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Nicaraguan anti-canal activist says held without charge
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS
Russia may reduce US diplomatic personnel by 155: Putin
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Tuesday to expel up to 155 more US diplomatic personnel from his country as the diplomatic feud between Washington and Moscow rumbled on. "We reserve the right to make a decision on how many American diplomats there are in Moscow. But we will not do that for the moment," Putin told a press conference after a summit of BRICS nations in southern Chi ... more
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Putin wants force sent to 'ensure safety' of Ukraine monitors
Hanoi (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Vietnam slams China over military drills in disputed sea
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Putin backs sending force to protect Ukraine monitors
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil signed 14 cooperative agreements on Friday, including on football and nuclear and hydro power, as embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer seeks to revive Latin America's largest economy. They were inked following Temer's meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing ahead of next week's BRICS summit. Temer, who has vigorously sought Chinese investment since taking offi ... more
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Israel Aerospace develops signals intelligence center
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
An automated signals intelligence center by Israel Aerospace Industries has achieved phase I operational capability with an undisclosed customer, IAI reports. The center, developed by subsidiary Elta Systems, integrates and fuses all the country's SIGINT sensors at a strategic level by utilizing big data and high-throughput processing. IAI said it is the first time such a SIGNIT ... more
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil signed 14 cooperative agreements on Friday, including on football and nuclear and hydro power, as embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer seeks to revive Latin America's largest economy. They were inked following Temer's meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing ahead of next week's BRICS summit. Temer, who has vigorously sought Chinese investment since taking offi ... more
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Saudi Arabia invited bids Tuesday from 25 shortlisted companies to build a 400 megawatt wind power project, as the world's top oil exporter pushes for renewable sources to diversify its energy mix. The plant in northern Al-Jouf province is the first utility-scale wind project as part of the government's reform plan to wean the kingdom off oil, which has set a target of 9.5 gigawatts of renew ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
U.S. extends wind energy taproots into Zambia
Moscow gets its first traffic signals powered by renewable energy
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2017
The Russian capital, Moscow, now has its first traffic signals ever to be powered by renewable energy, the nation's Center for Traffic Organization announced. "Traffic lights of the new system have two independent sources of energy: a wind generator and a solar battery," Vadim Yuryev, the head of the Russian Center for Traffic Organization, was quoted by the Tass news agency as saying. ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
New records for the solar cell of tomorrow
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
NREL, Swiss scientists power past solar efficiency records
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Solar hydrogen production by artificial leaves
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
North Korea has previously boasted of possessing thermonuclear weapons, or H-Bombs. Their claims were not taken seriously by most boffins in the past. North Korea has demonstrated the ability to build relatively simple "fission" weapons (A-Bombs), which split the atoms of a heavy element (uranium or plutonium) into smaller atoms, thus releasing energy. By contrast, a thermonuclear weapon i ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
North Korea and its missiles: what next?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
VSE Corporation reports of logistics delivery orders
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
VSE Corporation reported it is to provide maritime logistics support under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program to 11 foreign customers. The delivery orders were awarded to the logistic company by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command International Fleet Support Program Office in July and August and have a delivery period of between nine and 20 months. "We are proud to continue o ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
General Dynamics receives contracts for upgraded Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Black Hills receives $49.9M contract for special 5.56mm
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
British air force opens ground combat to women
United Technologies buying Rockwell Collins for $30 billion
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
United Technologies is to acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share in cash and UTC stock - about $30 billion - the companies have announced. The deal is subject to a number of conditions, including approval by Rockwell Collins shareholders, customary conditions and regulatory approvals. "This acquisition adds tremendous capabilities to our aerospace businesses and strengt ... more
Sofia (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'made in India'
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
China showcases weapon systems to possible foreign buyers
Roboteam receives orders for tactical robots
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Maryland-headquartered Robot provider Roboteam Inc. reports it has received new orders for its Micro Tactical Ground Robot to support U.S. and international military missions. The third-generation robot is an all-terrain system used for explosive ordnance disposal, and in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear material missions and HAZMAT operations. Roboteam said the two ... more
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Voice assistants promise a light-fingered future
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Illinois researchers develop origami-inspired robot
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis. Rotting garbage piled up in many parts of the capital after the giant rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. Many blamed the haphazard use of plastic, which was also cited in flash flooding in the ... more
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis
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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
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Orbital ATK has received a $69.4 million contract for the Afghanistan air force's AC-208 armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The contract, announced last week by the Department of Defense, falls under pseudo foreign military sales requirement which is not signed by the receiving nation but serves to document the eventual delivery of the systems under the contrac ... more
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