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November 23, 2017
SPACEWAR
Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing



Washington DC (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The US has been losing its military supremacy over its peer countries like Russia and China over the last 10-15 years and should step up efforts to increase its deterrence potential, Joe Dunford, Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was cited as saying during a lecture at the Tufts University in Massachusetts earlier this week. Russia and China have heavily invested in their capabilities to struggle against America's traditional dominance in a range of spheres, General Dunford said, as cited in a ne ... read more

NUKEWARS
China slams 'wrong' US sanctions on N. Korea-tied traders
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
China on Wednesday rejected new United States sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as "wrong", stressing that it has enforced UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a "serious provocation" on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. ... more
CYBER WARS
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet tools on China's blacklist, disappearing from download stores with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered by the government to remove certain apps. ... more
THE STANS
Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Malaysian authorities have arrested a Uighur Muslim man from China who was part of a group who made a dramatic escape from an immigration detention centre in Thailand, police said Thursday. ... more
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NUKEWARS
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
The United States on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear program. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
China's Forbidden City and the Vatican Museums are set to swap 40 works of art as part of efforts to bolster diplomatic relations between the Communist country and the seat of the Catholic Church. ... more
NUKEWARS
Air China suspends flights to North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Air China has suspended flights to North Korea, further limiting the secretive state's links with the outside world, in what the government said was a business decision with no political motives. ... more
THE STANS
Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
A manhunt was under way Tuesday for 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who made a daring escape from an immigration detention centre in southern Thailand, as Beijing urged Bangkok to return the group to Chinese soil. ... more
NUKEWARS
China urges talks after US brands N.Korea a terror sponsor
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
China called Tuesday for extra efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through talks after US President Donald Trump re-branded Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. ... more
NUKEWARS
Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
A Chinese special envoy on Monday ended a four-day trip to North Korea during which the two sides discussed regional concerns but made no direct statements about the nuclear crisis. ... more


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China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. ... more
THE STANS
Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
A manhunt was underway Tuesday for 20 ethnic Uighurs from China who made a daring escape from an immigration detention centre in southern Thailand, with police expecting them to make a dash for the border with Malaysia. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
China respects 'good friend' Mugabe's resignation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
China on Wednesday said it respected Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe and vowed to continue "friendly" relations with the country it backed during his authoritarian rule. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Chinese firm probes if children work in African mines
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
A Chinese metal trading firm said Thursday it is investigating whether children are toiling in Congolese mines that supply it with cobalt, a key resource for mobile phones and electric cars. ... more



China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China is expected to achieve a "major breakthrough" in nuclear-powered space shuttles around 2040, according to a report issued by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation on Thursday. The achievement will be able to support large-scale exploration and development of space resources, and make mining on asteroids and space solar power plants possible, said the report, which outlin ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Got a spare $71m? How about a single Hong Kong apartment?
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Home may be where the heart is, but in Hong Kong it comes at a record price - more than $71 million for a single apartment. A well-heeled buyer snapped up two adjacent mountain-top pads - each more than 4,000 square feet (370 square metres) - for an eye-watering combined price of US$149.1 million. The smaller of the two properties closed at $71.7 million, making it Asia's most expensi ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Philippines offers China chance to run third telecom service
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Studies suggests link between testosterone, stock market instability
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan
US soldiers removed from W. House detail amid probe: report
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Military investigators are probing whether three soldiers who worked in the White House had "improper contact" with foreign women on President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Officials familiar with the situation told the Post that the three non-commissioned officers allegedly broke a curfew during Trump's Vietnam visit. The service members had been ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
France on a mission to restore lost Middle East clout
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Embattled Toshiba to boost capital by $5.3 bn share issuance
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet tools on China's blacklist, disappearing from download stores with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered by the government to remove certain apps. Skype is no longer available for download from the Chinese Apple Store or popular Android sites, with Chinese web-users saying it had been gone for weeks. "We have been notified by t ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
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Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Embattled Toshiba to boost capital by $5.3 bn share issuance
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Wednesday its Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast is now feeding the grid from its 67 wind turbines. The Dudgeon wind farm is about 25 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Its turbines, with a combined capacity of 402 megawatts, can meet the energy demands of around 410,000 average households at its peak. The Norwegian company, one of the main energy ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure. The coating enabled researchers to cut down on reflected light and avoid solar cell overheating, thus increasing its overall efficiency by 20%. Moreover, the suggested method may be attractive for industrial applications due to its relatively lo ... more
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry
Seoul (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The South Korean foreign intelligence service has reported that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program has hit a snag, as the communist country has run into difficulty developing reliable atmospheric re-entry technology that would allow their missile to return from Earth's orbit. The report came from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), who met behind closed do ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
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Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command announced Wednesday that they have begun rolling out new upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank, or LAV-AT, weapon systems to its fleet Marine force. The program office achieved its initial operational goals in September by completing field tests for four upgraded LAV-ATs with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, which is based out of Marin ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and sent the measure to the president for his signature. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 is a negotiated compromise between the two chambers of Congress. The Senate passed it Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, two d ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks
Geneva (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
"Robots are not taking over the world", the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured Friday, seeking to ease criticism over slow progress towards restricting the use of so-called "killer robots". The United Nations was wrapping up an initial five days of discussions on weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets without human control, which experts s ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
New Challenges Await Competitors in NASA's 25th Annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Speedy collision detector could make robots better human assistants
Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
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Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light. An international team of scientists on Wednesday reported the results of a landmark study of global light pollution an ... more
Miami (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Energy-saving LEDs boost light pollution worldwide
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Oil droplets from frying pan can cause indoor air pollution
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
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China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China urged the United States Friday to prevent Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen from making a stopover in American territory during her upcoming visit to three Pacific allies. The statement followed reports that Tsai will transit through Hawaii and the U.S. territory of Guam next week - a trip that comes at a delicate time with President Donald Trump slated to visit Beijing in November. ... more
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi
Taipei (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure
US military opens new, but risky front in Afghan air war
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands more bombs, experts are warning of the risk of alienating the local population. The quickening tempo comes after President Donald Trump in August approved broad new powers for General John Nicholson, who commands US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. ... more
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Iraq fires new salvo in political row with Kurds
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