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September 26, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism



Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
With China and Russia poised to deepen cooperation on space exploration, a long-term mechanism is needed to realize the full potential of their joint resources. Scientists in Russia's Novosibirsk have submitted three applications to conduct experiments at China's planned orbiting space station under zero-gravity conditions, Sputnik International reported on Tuesday. The core capsule of the space station is scheduled to be launched in 2020 and the space station's construction will be completed by 2 ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017 China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is we ... more
NUKEWARS
Chinese traders get down to business at Pyongyang trade show
Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
It was a tale of just two economies when the 13th Pyongyang International Trade Fair opened in the North Korean capital on Monday, with two-thirds of the exhibitors domestic firms, and almost all the others Chinese. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese coast guard vessels sailed near disputed islands claimed by Japan and China in the East China Sea on Monday, marking the second such incident in less than a week. ... more
CYBER WARS
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. ... more
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DRAGON SPACE
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. At 3:29 p.m. on Sunday, the cargo ship started to separate from the space lab under orde ... more
GPS NEWS
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System will cover countries and regions along the Belt and Road by 2018, said an official at the China National Space Administration (CNSA) Monday. ... more
INTERN DAILY
Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chen Yan is 35 and fears middle age is upon her, so like all of her friends she sees cosmetic surgery as the solution: time to get a new nose. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Pandas rebounding, but their habitat isn't: study
Paris (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
China's fiercely protected giant panda had a smaller habitat in 2013 than when it was declared endangered more than 20 years earlier, researchers said Monday. ... more
WATER WORLD
Two Vietnamese fishermen dead in Philippine navy chase
Manila (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Two Vietnamese fishermen were found dead with gunshot wounds and five others were arrested after the Philippine navy chased suspected poachers in the South China Sea at the weekend, authorities said Monday. ... more
FIRE STORM
Papua New Guinea supermarket fire kills 10: reports
Sydney (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Ten people believed to be Chinese died when a supermarket caught fire in Papua New Guinea while they were sleeping, reports and officials said Monday. ... more


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EARLY EARTH
Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds
New York NY (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. Published in the j ... more
SINO DAILY
Universities battleground for latest row over Hong Kong freedoms
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Universities have become the latest battleground over freedoms in Hong Kong as a ban on signs on campuses advocating independence from China sparks fresh fears that the city's liberties are under threat. ... more
TRADE WARS
US says NAFTA helps Chinese goods reach American market
Washington Sept 22, 2017
An increasing amount of Chinese-made components are reaching the US market through Mexico and Canada, at the expense of American manufacturers, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday. ... more
TRADE WARS
US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The visiting US commerce secretary told China's premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing "augurs very well" for Donald Trump's upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea. ... more



Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
by Staff Writers
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017 China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to co ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
Japan raising up to $11.6 bn in postal giant share sale
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Japan said on Monday that it expects to raise more than $11.6 billion by selling off another chunk of the country's massive postal service. The government will sell 914 million Japan Post shares at 1,322 yen apiece, it said in a regulatory filing, with the offering set to raise as much as 1.3 trillion yen ($11.6 billion) if domestic and foreign investors snap up an extra allotment of stock. ... more
Washington Sept 22, 2017
US says NAFTA helps Chinese goods reach American market
Shenyang, China (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
China rust belt opens door wider to foreign investors
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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Chinese ships sail near disputed islands with Japan
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese coast guard vessels sailed near disputed islands claimed by Japan and China in the East China Sea on Monday, marking the second such incident in less than a week. The four ships entered the waters surrounding the island chain, controlled by Japan and known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in China, at around 10:00 am (0100 GMT) and were moving in a southwest direction, according to ... more
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
General's 'intervention' comment raises eyebrows in Brazil
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
US defence chief in India to boost military ties
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
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Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Under pressure from Brexit and the declining costs of renewable energy, Britain's nuclear industry is increasingly relying on supportive government policy to plough on with high-profile - and controversial - projects. With four big projects due for completion by 2025, the country is at the forefront of a global industry left shaken by the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear site in Japa ... more
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in the country over the summer. Experts said the problems began on Sunday, ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Washington (AFP) Sept 21, 2017
Hack of US regulator a blow to confidence in financial system
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Israeli firms seek hi-tech help -- in Gaza
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Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Under pressure from Brexit and the declining costs of renewable energy, Britain's nuclear industry is increasingly relying on supportive government policy to plough on with high-profile - and controversial - projects. With four big projects due for completion by 2025, the country is at the forefront of a global industry left shaken by the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear site in Japa ... more
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Princeton NJ (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risks
Bloomington IN (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Discovery could reduce nuclear waste by chemically reengineering molecules
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. The company formed a partnership with the Abraaj investment group to develop as much as 1 gigawatt of wind power in the Indian energy sector. "Energy demand is growing tremendously in India, and ENGIE is investing in ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Green Bank Network totals over $29 Billion for clean energy projects around the World
Albany NY (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
The Green Bank Network has closed transactions that are expected to mobilize more than US$29 billion in public and private capital for clean energy projects around the globe, putting them on pace to exceed their collective goal of US$40 billion by 2019. The announcement was made at the 5th annual Green Bank Congress, part of ClimateWeek NYC. Green Bank Network members are mobilizing as much as 1 ... more
Antigua and Barbuda (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Antigua's well-built PV systems sustain impact of hurricane Irma
Golden CO (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuits
US labels N. Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defences
New York (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
The United States dismissed as "absurd" North Korea's accusation that President Donald Trump has declared war against the regime, after Pyongyang said it was ready to defend itself by shooting down American bombers. Speaking to reporters outside his New York hotel, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho responded to Trump tweeting at the weekend that North Korea's leadership "won't be around much longe ... more
Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chinese traders get down to business at Pyongyang trade show
Plesetsk (Sputnik) Sep 25, 2017
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Tehran (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Iran says Trump claims of North Korea links 'nonsense'
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UK testing Ajax vehicles;supplies US Army buys Orbital ATK artillery guidance kits
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Two Ajax armored vehicles have been delivered by General Dynamics Land Systems-UK to the Army for government assurance testing. The delivery was made at a company facility to an army headquarters unit, which conducted the acceptance for both the British Army and the Defense Equipment & Support organization. Ajax is a tracked medium-weight armored vehicle in six variants. General ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Norway signs deal with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Washington (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
In first, woman becomes US Marine Corps infantry officer
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
DARPA Rolls Out Electronics Resurgence Initiative
Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
A manufacturing capability will be established in the United States by Saab if it wins a contract with the U.S. Air Force for advanced T-X trainer aircraft. Saab, who is bidding with partner Boeing for the award, said it has already started the process to identify sites for the production facility. "The Boeing and Saab T-X is designed and purpose-built for the USAF training missi ... more
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Britain suspends Myanmar training; Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
L3 Technologies acquires Doss Aviation
Washington (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
US Senate passes $700 bn defense spending bill
Quantum machine learning
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Language acquisition in young children is apparently connected with their ability to detect patterns. In their learning process, they search for patterns in the data set that help them identify and optimize grammar structures in order to properly acquire the language. Likewise, online translators use algorithms through machine learning techniques to optimize their translation engines to produce ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Sep 22, 2017
Sorting molecules with DNA robots
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
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Manchester UK (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
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Canada's Eldorado Gold to suspend investment in Greece
Athens (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Canada's Eldorado Gold announced early Monday it would suspend investment in mining operations in Greece due to what it said were delays by the Greek government in issuing permits. Despite repeated attempts by the company and its Greek subsidiary to talk to the government, "delays continue in issuing routine permits and licences for the construction and development of the Skouries and Olympi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Brexit a step away from pollution commitments, U.N. envoy says
London (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollution
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
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Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed th ... more
Taipei (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Taiwan jails Chinese grad student for recruiting spies
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Taiwanese activist confesses to Chinese subversion charges
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Taiwanese activist pleads guilty to Chinese subversion charges
Kurds: one stateless people across four countries
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries but without a state of their own. Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region in northern Iraq, is to hold a non-binding independence referendum on Monday despite the opposition of Baghdad and neighbouring states. - Mountain people - The Kurds inhabit mainly mountainous regions ... more
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Sept 23, 2017
Kirkuk stocks up ahead of referendum; Turkey warns of 'security' steps
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
U.S. to provide over 6,500 Humvees to Afghanistan
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Iraq Kurds in historic independence vote in defiance of Baghdad


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