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April 18, 2017
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EU's Mogherini to make first to visit to Russia



Brussels (AFP) April 12, 2017
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will make her first official visit to Russia this month, with relations strained to breaking point by the Ukraine conflict and the war in Syria. She will also visit China and India next week, her office said in a statement on Wednesday. Most attention is likely to focus on her trip to Moscow on April 24, with ties in deep freeze over its support for pro-Russian rebels fighting an insurgency in eastern Ukraine and its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Addi ... read more

MILTECH
U.S. orders cannon bodies from Triumph Group
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Gun bodies for BAE Systems' M777 Howitzer are to be manufactured by Pennsylvania-based Triumph Precision Components under a $15 million contract. ... more
THE STANS
Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy': military
Islamabad (AFP) April 10, 2017
Pakistan will execute an Indian who allegedly confessed to spying for Indian intelligence, the powerful military said Monday in a move that quickly raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said. ... more
TRADE WARS
Leading electronic fest Ultra expands to China, India
New York (AFP) April 10, 2017
Leading electronic music festival Ultra announced an expansion Monday to China and India, sensing a bright future for the booming genre in the world's two most populous countries. ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA
Nepal's rhinos on road to recovery with cross-country move
Chitwan, Nepal (AFP) April 10, 2017
All hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago
Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The Tibetan Plateau in China experiences the strongest monsoon system on Earth, with powerful winds - and accompanying intense rains in the summer months - caused by a complex system of global air c ... more
SOLAR DAILY
IEA: India needs diverse investments in renewables
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
India, which accounts for about 6 percent of total world energy demand, is making strides with renewables, but needs more investments, the IEA said. ... more
MILPLEX
India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
New Delhi (AFP) April 7, 2017
India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what's being described as the "largest defence contract" ever signed by the military exporting giant. ... more
WHITE OUT
Avalanches kill three Indian soldiers in Kashmir
Srinagar, India (AFP) April 7, 2017
Three soldiers have died after avalanches struck a high-altitude army post in Indian-administered Kashmir, an officer said Friday, after heavy snowfall in the disputed Himalayan region. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
IAI, Indian navy sign $1.6B contract for air defense systems
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries was awarded contracts to deliver an air and missile defense system to the government of India. ... more


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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Bangladesh closes one of world's most polluted places
Dhaka (AFP) April 6, 2017
A historic leatherworking quarter in Bangladesh once labelled among the most polluted places on earth was shut Thursday as police enforced a court ruling to protect a vital waterway. ... more
TRADE WARS
Developing Asia to fuel global growth but risks ahead: ADB
Hong Kong (AFP) April 6, 2017
Developing Asian countries will drive the world economy in the next two years, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday, but it warned of uncertainties from the United States and Europe. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China protests to India over Dalai Lama visit
Beijing (AFP) April 6, 2017
China said on Thursday that it has lodged an official protest with India over the visit of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to contested territory along the two countries' border. ... more
TECTONICS
When did India collide with Asia to form the Himalayan mountains
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
The collision between the Indian subcontinent and the Asian landmass resulted in the formation of the Himalayan Mountains and the rise of the Tibetan Plateau, with consequent major climatic and envi ... more

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Aviation poised for 'third revolution': Airbus boss
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future. "I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakthroughs in electric propulsion, autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new materials, all come together, plus the data ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. F-35s to make first operational deployment in Europe
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2017
One killed in US military helicopter crash in Maryland
GM to ramp up self-driving effort in Silicon Valley
New York (AFP) April 14, 2017
General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. The largest US automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. While GM is already testing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise Automation unit in California, Arizona and Michigan, the new ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
How some battery materials expand without cracking
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside. Ions, which are atoms or molecules that have an electric charge, travel from one of the battery's electrodes to the other, making the electrodes shrink and swell. In fact, it's been a longstanding mystery why fairly brittle electrode materials don't crack under the strain of these e ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists further understanding of a process that causes heat loss in fusion devices
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles
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AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
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Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
Supermassive black holes found in 2 tiny galaxies
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Three years ago, a University of Utah-led team discovered that an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy contained a supermassive black hole, then the smallest known galaxy to harbor such a giant black hole. The findings suggested that the dwarfs were likely tiny leftovers of larger galaxies that were stripped of their outer layers after colliding into other, larger galaxies. Now, the same group of U ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Xiongan, China (AFP) April 16, 2017
Tears and cheers greet China's new economic zone
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
Trump says China is not manipulating currency
Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack
Kabul (AFP) April 16, 2017
US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred militants. On his first visit to the country as President Donald Trump's envoy, McMaster said on Twitter he was set to hold "very important talks on mutual cooperat ... more
Islamabad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Female Pakistani suicide bomber planned thwarted Easter attack: army
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 14, 2017
Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan
Islamabad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Top US official in Pakistan after hints at tougher stance
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This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
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Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station
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Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS
Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
How hot our planet will become for a given amount of greenhouse gases is a key number in climate change. As the calculation of how much warming is locked in by a given amount of emissions, it is crucial for global policies to curb global warming. It is also one of the most hotly debated numbers in climate science. Observations in the past decade seem to suggest a value that is lower than p ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Bejing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
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Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
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'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia's army "to better fight Al-Shabab," an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoma ... more
Lagos (AFP) April 12, 2017
Four dead in army, police clashes in Nigeria: source
Kinshasa (AFP) April 14, 2017
DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium
Mogadishu (AFP) April 10, 2017
Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military
Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions. Russian defense officials disclosed the move during a Defense Ministry Board meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Discussions focused on an armament program set to take place from 2018 through 2025. According to Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu, the program is necessary f ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
U.S. Navy buys 300 BRU-55A/A bomb ejector racks
Kabul (AFP) April 14, 2017
Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Russian tank becomes U.S. Army unmanned target vehicle
Leonardo subsidiary supplies auxiliary engines for U.S. Coast Guard vessels
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The U.S. Coast Guard's new Offshore Patrol Vessels are to be equipped with hybrid electric drive systems from Leonardo DRS Technologies, the company announced on Thursday. The U.S. subsidiary of Leonardo said Eastern Shipbuilding, which is constructing the vessels, has ordered nine such systems at a cost of $10.7 million. "DRS is a pioneer in naval hybrid electric drive technolog ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Sweden taps Saab for signal intelligence ship
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Finland to commission design of new corvettes
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
Navy taps Tetra Tech for environmental remediation work
Soyuz-FG rocket to be installed at Baikonur on April 17
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 19, 2017
The Russian Roscosmos State Corporation announced in a statement on Saturday that a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with a Soyuz MS-04 space freighter will be transferred and installed at a launch pad of the Baikonur space center on April 17. The launch of the Soyuz MS-04 piloted spacecraft will take place on April 20, at 07:13 GMT. Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and US astronaut Jack F ... more
Miami (AFP) April 18, 2017
Orbital ATK launches cargo to space station
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatosphere: ISS Science to the Classroom
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 10, 2017
Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS


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