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December 05, 2017
SPACEWAR
General Hyten alleges Russia, China building weapons against military assets in space



Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 05, 2017
US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten has noted that there are no rules of engagement when it comes to military conflict in space, but international norms are needed. US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten has alleged that China and Russia have reportedly been developing capabilities, including jamming and laser weapons, that can target military assets of the United States, based in space. "Our adversaries have been watching us ever since the first Gulf War... The Chinese and the Russians, in particular, ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
Dozens of Japan MPs visit controversial war shrine
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Dozens of Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday made a pilgrimage to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which neighbours China and South Korea see as a symbol of Tokyo's militaristic past. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France
Saint-Aignan-Sur-Cher, France (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korean coal piles up as Russian product sails away
Rason, North Korea (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
A three-metre-high metal fence topped with razor wire in a North Korean port marks the front line of the United Nations' ban on coal exports by Pyongyang. ... more
NUKEWARS
Wife of US academic held by Iran begs Trump for help
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
The Chinese wife of a US academic serving a 10-year term in Iran on espionage charges pleaded for help from the White House Friday after Tehran issued fresh accusations against her husband. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE
Around 50 leaders set for Paris climate summit
Paris (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said Monday. ... more
DEMOCRACY
Macau's youngest pro-democracy lawmaker suspended
Macau (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Macau's youngest-ever lawmaker, a leading pro-democracy advocate, has been suspended from the city's legislature in an echo of the disqualification of rebel Hong Kong legislators as China's pressure on political opponents grows. ... more
DEMOCRACY
Joshua Wong leads 'anti-authoritarian' march in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
Around 1,000 people marched through Hong Kong Sunday, led by some of the city's high-profile democracy campaigners including Joshua Wong, in what they billed an "anti-authoritarian" protest. ... more
ICE WORLD
Arctic, major fishing nations agree no fishing in Arctic, for now
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Arctic and major fishing nations, including China, announced Friday that they have agreed to a moratorium on commercial fishing in Arctic waters before a fishery in the icy region is even feasible. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
China seizes 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales
Beijing (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Nearly 12 tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales have been confiscated by Chinese officials - the country's largest-ever seizure of the endangered mammal's prized parts as it seeks to curb illegal trafficking. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi touted their nations' close ties on Friday as Myanmar's civilian leader, under fire over the Rohingya refugee crisis, visited Beijing on Friday. ... more


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FIRE STORM
Ten dead in northern China apartment fire
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Ten people were killed in a fire that broke out in a residential building in northern China Friday morning, local authorities said. ... more
NUKEWARS
Squeezed by sanctions, N. Korea firm hawks cancer cures
Jinan, China (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
While the United States pushes for new sanctions on North Korea, one trading company from the hermit state has creatively reinvented itself to survive. Its latest offer: A $50 root to "cure" cancer. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
China says its 'open' internet accounts for a third of economy
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
China's digital economy accounts for nearly a third of gross domestic product, according to a report released at an annual cyberspace conference staged by the government to justify its strict internet censorship. ... more
TRADE WARS
Australia casino giant Crown hit with class action over China
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Australian gambling giant Crown was hit with a class action Monday after 18 employees were arrested in China, alleging it did not give shareholders enough information about the risks being taken. ... more



Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
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Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it's not cheap
New York (AFP) Dec 3, 2017
At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighborhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one of several small stores in America's biggest city now accepting the bitcoins, haile ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Trump administration rejects China's bid for market economy status
Beijing (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
China and Canada sign trade agreements during Trudeau visit
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Australia casino giant Crown hit with class action over China
Tillerson meets EU, NATO leaders under cloud
Brussels (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets his EU and NATO counterparts in Brussels Tuesday to shore up ties, with allies insisting he still plays a "key role" despite doubts over his future. Tillerson will hold talks over lunch with European Union foreign ministers and the bloc's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, before a two-day NATO meeting set to focus on North Korea's missile programm ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Dozens of Japan MPs visit controversial war shrine
Saint-Aignan-Sur-Cher, France (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France
Sydney (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
New Australia laws to deal with foreign political meddling
For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
The ultimate defense against hackers may be just a few atoms thick
Brooklyn NY (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The next generation of electronic hardware security may be at hand as researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering introduce a new class of unclonable cybersecurity security primitives made of a low-cost nanomaterial with the highest possible level of structural randomness. Randomness is highly desirable for constructing the security primitives that encrypt and thereby secure ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Quantum computers help create hack-proof forms of data encryption
Washington (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
US charges three Chinese for hacking Moody's, Siemens
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
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For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. federal data show installed wind turbines are taller and more efficient than in the past, though hydroelectric power still holds a slight edge. The U.S. Energy Information Administration found that the average height and power generating capacity for wind turbines installed in the country are taller and more efficient that in years past. "Since 2012, the average height of wi ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
New wind farm in service off the British coast
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
Gore Mountain ski resort completes massive solar farm
Albany NY (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Borrego Solar have announced the completion of Gore Mountain Ski Resort's 5.3 megawatt solar array in Washington County, the largest solar installation dedicated to a ski resort in the nation. The project supports Governor Cuomo's goal to have 50 percent of the State's el ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
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Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar plant
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
NREL develops switchable solar window
North Korea's new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts
Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
North Korea Thursday released pictures of its latest missile launch, giving analysts a chance to test Pyongyang's claim of a breakthrough that brings the whole of the US within range of a nuclear strike. Leader Kim Jong-Un declared the test of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had completed his nation's drive to become a full-fledged nuclear power. But analysts remai ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Wife of US academic held by Iran begs Trump for help
Seoul (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Air crew saw N. Korea missile re-enter atmosphere
Seoul (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
Natural tremor near N. Korea nuclear test site: S. Korea
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Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Miami (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward in the field of soft robotics, which is fast replacing an older generation of robots that were jerky and rigid in their movements, researchers say. "It's like ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
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
Naval Group, Fincantieri bid for Canadian ship contract
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
French and Italian naval builders, the Naval Group and Fincantieri, are offering an off-the-shelf class of warship for to the Royal Canadian Navy. The ship for Canada's 12-vessel requirement is based on the FREMM multi-role frigate used by the navies of both countries and can be easily modified to meet Canadian specifications, Fincantieri said in a news release. The bid of the tw ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. sales to foreign militaries top $41 billion in fiscal year 2017
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Britain's May in Riyadh after surprise Baghdad visit
Athens (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Greek PM defends controversial Saudi arms sale
Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain. The research, published in Nature Communications, details changes that take place in both sides of the brain used to control the amputated limb and the remaining, intact limb. The results show both areas can create new connections to l ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Cheap origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong
Washington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Amazon brings Alexa from the home to the office in a new AI push
East Lansing MI (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Robot learning improves student engagement
Is underground transit worse for your health?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 90 percent of the 4.5 million workers in the Los Angeles area spend an average of 60 minutes each day commuting on a roadway or railway. When USC researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering set out to study the environmental benefits of different modes of public transit in LA, they found some unexpected results: certain SoCal public transit rout ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog
Paris (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
UN makes global bid to end 'rampant' pollution
Beirut (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Serious health risks from Lebanon waste burning: report
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Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties. Lee sat nervously as the three-judge panel read the sentence at the Yueyang intermediate people's court in central Hunan province, according to a video posted on the tribunal's social media account. Ta ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
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Russia says provided air cover for Kurdish militia in Syria
Moscow (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Russia's defence ministry said Monday its planes made hundreds of sorties in support of Kurdish and local militias in eastern Syria, predicting that the whole area will soon be free of jihadist fighters. The statement came the day after a Russian military delegation met with officials of the Kurdish People's Protection Units militia (YPG), which acknowledged receiving direct support from Mos ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
US defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray
Islamabad (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
US defense chief lands in Pakistan as ties between allies fray
Washington (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
US-funded border inspection gear sits idle in Afghanistan
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