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October 03, 2017
SPACEWAR
China builds world's first space-ground integrated quantum communication network



Beijing, China (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
The first quantum-safe video conference was held between President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and President Anton Zeilinger of the Austria Academy of Sciences in Vienna, as the first real-world demonstration of intercontinental quantum communication on September 29th. Private and secure communications are fundamental human needs. In particular, with the exponential growth of Internet use and e-commerce, it is of paramount importance to establish a secure network with ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 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
MOON DAILY
Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Taiwan navy personnel jailed for fatal missile misfire
Taipei (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Three naval personnel have been jailed for up to two years for mistakenly launching a missile towards China that killed one person and triggered a stern response from Beijing last year. ... more
NUKEWARS
Thinking the unthinkable in China: Abandoning North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
North Korea's nuclear antics have rattled its alliance with China to the point that Beijing is allowing the previously unthinkable to be discussed: Is it time to prepare for the renegade regime's collapse? ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
President Donald Trump has backed away from a threat to skip a summit with South East Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House saying it had accepted an invitation from host Rodrigo Duterte. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
China said Thursday North Korean companies operating in the country will have to shut down by January as Beijing applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
The often difficult relations between the world's greatest powers, China and the United States, appear to be improving again as the pair work to resolve the North Korea nuclear stand-off. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who threw a "smelly fish sandwich" at a police officer as voters went to the polls last year pleaded not guilty to assault Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Each Sunday, a choir of Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong gathers to sing songs that remind them of the children they left back home. ... more


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DEMOCRACY
Hong Kong democracy rally marks China national day
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to mark China's national day with a pro-democracy rally, and voice growing fears that the city's liberties are under threat from Beijing. ... more
SINO DAILY
China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress
Beijing (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
China's Communist Party Friday expelled from its ranks a former contender for a top leadership post for "serious discipline violations" before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia
Jakarta (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two giant pandas from China arrived in Indonesia on Thursday in an act of "panda diplomacy" aimed at celebrating 60 years of bilateral ties. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Chinese buyers fuelling ivory surge in Laos, report says
Nairobi (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Surging demand from Chinese visitors has made Laos the world's fastest-growing market for ivory, conservation group Save the Elephants said Thursday. ... more



Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 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
Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hope
Raja Ampat, Indonesia (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
A tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot - but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push. Stretching across 67,000 square kilometres in Indonesia's far east, the picture-perfect islands might be as close to paradise as visitors can fi ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record
Hong Kong, China (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Macau casino scion rolls dice on Japan venture
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. Cheng Chung-tai upended small Chinese and Hong Kong flags that some pro-Beijing legislators had displayed on their desks in the legislative assembly last October. The incident happened during a feisty sess ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Brussels (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
40,000 troops in Russian war games: US general
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
TRIHOM has inaugurated its new learning center in Normandy, France. The event was attended by Philippe Knoche, the CEO of New AREVA, as well as company managers and representatives from the region. With 1,100 m of space dedicated to training, the center is the largest in France thanks to its wide range of training workshops, and one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. Its 6 learning zone ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says Europol
The Hague (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
An "epidemic" has erupted in global ransomware attacks, taking over computers as well as internet-linked devices like routers and CCTV cameras to turn them into tools for criminals, Europe's police agency said Wednesday. "Ransomware attacks have eclipsed most other global cybercrime threats, with the first half of 2017 witnessing ransomware attacks on a scale previously unseen," Europol said ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Equifax CEO steps down in wake of massive hack
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China fines tech firms over online content
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Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
TRIHOM has inaugurated its new learning center in Normandy, France. The event was attended by Philippe Knoche, the CEO of New AREVA, as well as company managers and representatives from the region. With 1,100 m of space dedicated to training, the center is the largest in France thanks to its wide range of training workshops, and one of the biggest of its kind in Europe. Its 6 learning zone ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
With the start of construction of a new wind farm off the coast of Germany, officials said the nation's economy was supported through low-carbon efforts. German energy company E.ON, with support from Norway's Statoil, hosted a ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Arkona offshore wind farm, which formally started in late August. Christian Pegel, a regional Germany en ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
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
India gets lending support for a greener grid
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Regional lenders said Thursday they were offering hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to support the greening up of the power sector in India. The Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said they were backing $500 million in government-backed loans and another $500 million in non-sovereign support for the Power Grid Corp. of India. "We are please ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
DOE should take steps toward facilitating energy development on its public lands
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
A little tension yields enormous solar crystals
Clayhill, UK (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
UK unveils first subsidy-free solar farm
Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
US President Donald Trump warned Sunday that negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time, after it emerged that Washington has channels of contact with Pyongyang. Only hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that US officials are in exploratory contact with their North Korean counterparts, Trump appeared to undercut his top diplomat by declari ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
US and North Korea: To talk or not to talk?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Beijing (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
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Raytheon awarded contract for upgrades to Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Raytheon has been awarded a $450 million contract for engineering changes and development of the Small Diameter Bomb II, an update for the U.S. Air Force. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is for design, development, integration, test and production engineering for changes to the SDB. Work will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., and is expected to be fin ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Meggitt touts small arms training systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Norway signs deal with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
BAE Systems Australia to support Indigenous companies
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems Australia will support the development and creation of Indigenous defense companies if it is chosen to build new Navy frigates. BAE said it will support as many as 20 new firms and is already working with the Indigenous Defense Consortium to identify opportunities for existing businesses to develop technical capabilities required for Australia's SEA 5000 program, among other ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
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
Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 03, 2017
NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder for satellites to see, is another story - but robotic technology might change that. NASA roboticists are exploring moulins, places where water has punched through thousands of feet of ice to form a waterfall through a glacier.They hope to match these watery ... more
Milan (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Robotic fashion: Wear your heartbeat on your sleeve
Champaign IL (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots
Chiba, Japan (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Smash hit: Ping pong robot takes on Olympian at Tokyo tech fair
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. Welcome to Awas Vikas: one of the most exclusive parts of Gonda, a city suffering the ignominy of being branded the dirtiest in India. Even in such upmarket areas, garbage trucks are rarely seen, green spaces are littered with rubbish, and residents are desperate for their bi ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
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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
Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa. Foreigners who had entered the northern autonomous region on regional visas not recognised by Baghdad could previously not travel to other parts of Iraq. "Any person can leave the country via Baghdad without paying a fine o ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Israel denies Turkish claim of involvement in Kurd vote
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Afghan airstrike kills 10 in Helmand; Turkish soldier killed in northern Iraq
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iran, Iraq hold exercises near Iraqi Kurdistan; Kurdish govt open to talks


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