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October 18, 2017
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Xi tells Communist Party to combat any actions to 'undermine' it



Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged the Communist Party on Wednesday to "resolutely oppose" any actions that undermine its leadership as he opened a congress expected to enhance his already formidable power. Xi told some 2,300 delegates at the imposing Great Hall of the People that the country was entering a "new era" as the party pursues "socialism with Chinese characteristics". "The prospects are bright, but the challenges are also severe," said Xi, who is expected to secure a second five-year ter ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
Xi is everywhere: China's omnipresent leader
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's stiff smile greets visitors in room after room at a Beijing exhibition put up by the Communist party to tout its past five years of accomplishments. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea sends China Communist Party faint praise
Seoul (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
North Korea issued an unusually short congratulatory message to China's Communist Party Wednesday as President Xi Jinping opened its five-year congress amid strained ties between the two traditional allies. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China's Xi caught between Kim nukes, Trump tweets
Beijing (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping prepares to embark on a second five-year term this week, the impulsive leaders of North Korea and the United States could spoil his party. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, Russia to hold first 'tri-service' war games
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, the defence ministry in New Delhi said Monday. ... more
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SINO DAILY
China's Jiang rises from the 'dead' for Communist meeting
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Rumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party's leadership Congress. ... more
SINO DAILY
Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
President Xi Jinping declared China is entering a "new era" of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress expected to enhance his already formidable power. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 billion: report
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record of more than $5 billion, a report said Monday, indicating that the city's booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Rooftop solar carving out a niche in China
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Installing solar panels on rooftops across China will position the only U.S.-listed company in the market as the clear leader, ReneSola announced Monday. ... more
TRADE WARS
Xi says China 'will not close its doors to the world'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
President Xi Jinping vowed on Wednesday that China's economy would open further to the world, on the first day of Communist party congress which foreign investors will scrutinise for signs that Beijing will pursue market reforms. ... more
TRADE WARS
As Xi ascends, will economic reforms finally take off?
Beijing (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for a second five-year term, foreign investors will be watching for any sign of his long-promised reforms to further open up the world's second-largest economy. ... more


Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs

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Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore
Singapore (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch. ... more
TRADE WARS
S. Korea, China renew $56 bn currency swap deal despite diplomatic tensions
Seoul (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
South Korea and China have renewed a $56 billion currency swap deal, Seoul said Friday, despite tensions over the controversial deployment of a US anti-missile system in the South. ... more
TRADE WARS
China's imports from North Korea fall as trade with world surges
Beijing (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
China's imports from North Korea fell for the seventh month in a row, official data showed Friday, after Beijing vowed to apply UN sanctions to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile tests. ... more
TRADE WARS
Energy-hungry China takes step to buffer against economic shocks
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
The central bank in energy-hungry China injected funds into the economy Friday in an effort to offset risk and protect against bubbles. ... more



China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai said Tuesday he expects to boost US jobs by expanding the Chinese firm's e-commerce platform - not by hiring American workers. Tsai, speaking at a California tech conference, made the comments to follow up on a headline-grabbing pledge earlier this year by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and US President Donald Trump that the Chinese internet firm would c ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Xi says China 'will not close its doors to the world'
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Energy-hungry China takes step to buffer against economic shocks
India, Russia to hold first 'tri-service' war games
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, the defence ministry in New Delhi said Monday. The two countries have held annual naval exercises since 2003 but this is the first occasion that both will combine all military services. They come on the back of regional tensions, with New Delhi and China ending a mon ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
China's Xi caught between Kim nukes, Trump tweets
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Xi is everywhere: China's omnipresent leader
Washington (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Trump puts America first, but more and more alone
Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns
Metz, France (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack. The anti-nuclear group, known for its daring and often spectacular publicity stunts, said the fireworks were set off at the foot of a spent fuel pool - where nuclear plants store highly radioactive fuel rods that are remove ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Engility to help protect DOD technology networks
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted Engility Holdings to help safeguard acquisition programs and technologies from foreign exploitation. Engility Holdings said the contract to support the Pentagon's Damage Assessment Management Office and Joint Acquisition Protection and Exploitation Cell is worth $28 million. It is for one base year and has four option years. "Protecti ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Aircraft cyber-defense capabilities on BAE drawing board
Washington (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Hacking the election: security flaws need fixing, researchers say
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
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Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns
Metz, France (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack. The anti-nuclear group, known for its daring and often spectacular publicity stunts, said the fireworks were set off at the foot of a spent fuel pool - where nuclear plants store highly radioactive fuel rods that are remove ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
An $8.6 million investment commitment through 2019 could lead to the development of as much as 10 new wind projects for Scotland, joint venture partners said. Canadian renewable energy developer Boralex and Britain's Infinergy committed through a joint venture agreed to invest in a network of onshore wind farms with a combined design capacity of 325 megawatts. Loosely speaking, that's e ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
OX2 hands over Ajos wind farm to IKEA Finland
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic
Miami (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Solar panels shine in darkest Amazon, the 'last frontier'
Ituxi Extractive Reserve, Brazil (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
In the darkest reaches of Brazil's Amazon, solar panels are bringing light - and could help save the rainforest. Aurelio Souza is working to install solar panels in villages along the remote Purus and Ituxi rivers in the western Amazonas state. "The Amazon is the last big frontier for electricity in the country," says the consultant for a joint program of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) a ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
Rooftop solar carving out a niche in China
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Almeria, Spain (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Sandia scientists find the optimal way to mop up surplus solar flux on CSP towers
EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal
Luxembourg (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
The EU is to dispatch its chief diplomat Federica Mogherini to Washington next month to fight for the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday joined a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015 accord, warning that Trump's hardline stance jeopardised efforts to find a peaceful solution to the ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US
Tehran (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Iran warns Europe against new nuke deal conditions
Singapore (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
US commander must 'imagine the unimaginable' on NKorea
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Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries is to further develop, produce and supply the Israeli Army with course correction artillery fuzes, the company announced on Monday. The work comes under a tender issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Defense Research and Development. Its financial value was not disclosed. "Following years of challenging technological development ef ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Australia seeks small diameter bombs from U.S.
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
In a rare occurrence amid the polarized Congressional body, a bill aimed at strengthening protection for government whistleblowers passed with overwhelming bipartisan support Thursday as retaliation cases continue to be problematic across the federal government. Senate bill 585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which was introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-W ... more
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Leonardo opens new site in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore
Singapore (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch. The robot, the brainchild of local startup AiTreat, began work at a clinic in the city-state this week and performs "tui na", a type of massage practised in traditional Chinese medicine. Emma, which stands for Ex ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
US spacewalkers repair aging ISS robotic arm
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Washington (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids
Scientists trace path of inland plastic pollution from rivers to oceanw/ll
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is much talked about. But where does all that garbage come from? How do plastics from inland cities make their way into the ocean? In setting out to answer those questions, a team of researchers decided to identify 10 rivers around the world where plastic waste mismanagement is most severe. The scientists detailed the 10 biggest plastic poll ... more
Copenhagen (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
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Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure
Taipei (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen will visit three Pacific nations in the next month, the foreign ministry said Friday, as fears grow of China influencing its dwindling list of allies. It comes after Panama cut official ties with Taiwan in June, choosing instead to form diplomatic relations with China - leaving the island with only 20 nations worldwide that recognise it as a country. Beijin ... more
Taipei (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Taiwan to bolster military but still seeks peace: president
Taipei (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Taiwan jails Chinese grad student for recruiting spies
Iraq's Kurds, long persecuted under Saddam Hussein
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Iraq's Kurdish community has long been persecuted, in particular under the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein. Kurds make up 15-20 percent of the country's population - some five to six million people - and live mostly in the oil-rich north. Significant populations of Kurds, a people of Indo-European origin who are mainly Sunni Muslims, also live in Turkey, Iran and Syria. - First u ... more
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Kurdish infighting opened way for Iraqi advances
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Baghdad says mission accomplished in Kurd operation
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Baghdad accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war'
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