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  1. News - China

    Hagel to broach topic of cyber threats with Chinese

    Posted May 31st 2013, 11:11am by Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft

    ... Associated Press aboard a US Aircraft Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports that China used computer-based attacks to access data from dozens of Pentagon weapons programmes and other defence technologies. Speaking to reporters on his plane en route to Singapore on Thursday, ...

  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea slams US over aircraft carrier's visit to South

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul N Korea blasts US for warship visit to South North Korea yesterday condemned a port visit by a US aircraft carrier to South Korea as a "reckless" act of provocation after proposals by Pyongyang to ease cross-border tensions. The USS George Washington arrived in the southern port of Busan on Friday for joint military exercises starting ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US$20m China aircraft gift has unintended repercussions on Tonga

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Nuku'alofa Gift to Pacific island nation has unintended consequences as tourism slumps and New Zealand, a key supporter, is seriously upset China aircraft a big headache for tiny Tonga Beijing's US$20 million donation of an aircraft to Tonga's domestic airline has triggered an inadvertent slump in the country's tourist industry, with flights ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Bill will make sexual harassment of a service provider illegal, even if it happens outside HK Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in courts Passengers who sexually harass staff on Hong Kong aircraft could soon feel the weight of local law after the government yesterday announced a bill to clamp down on mile-high sex pests. Set ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - AVIATION

    Pilots aim for first solar-powered aircraft circumnavigation of globe

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:22pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Swiss pilots will cover a staggering 35,000km in a daring attempt to become the first to fly around the world without carrying fuel. The only aircraft able to fly day and night without ... construction and testing to arrive at the launch of Solar Impulse 2- the most revolutionary aircraft of our time," they say in a statement. Not surprisingly, Solar Impulse 2 is little more than ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    US orders aircraft carrier to the Gulf as it weighs military options on Iraq

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran says US hasn't yet asked for help US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved to the Persian Gulf yesterday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities last week and threatened Baghdad. "The order will provide the commander-in-chief ...

  7. News - World - AVIATION

    Aircraft 'vanish' from radar in central Europe

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vienna and Prague Planes vanish from radar Dozens of aircraft briefly vanished from air-traffic control radars in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia over the past ... height or speed went missing on June 5 and June 10, but the outages posed no serious danger. Czech and Slovak controllers also encountered vanishing aircraft on the same days. "The ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Pro-Russian rebels shoot down Ukraine military aircraft killing 49: defence ministry

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 01:51pm by AFP

    ... heavy fighting and a series of loud explosions in the hours preceding the 1am downing of the aircraft in Lugansk, a city of 400,000 lying just 25km west of the Russian border. The industrial ...

  9. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    BMW's award-winning aircraft seat

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:21pm by EILEEN LIU

    ... Eileen Liu Seat of power Take a seat and enjoy an unforgettable experience during flight. BMW's intelligent seats incorporate advanced technology- so advanced that its business-class seat is a finalist in the Crystal Cabin Award for innovations in the field of aircraft cabins. The seat integrates touchpad controls, ultrahigh-definition main display screens and a number ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    FBI targets people pointing lasers into cockpits of aircraft

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... shone a laser into his cockpit as the aircraft approached LaGuardia airport in New York. "The Shuttle America's cockpit was illuminated four times by a powerful green laser at 5,000 ...




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