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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... drills by threatening nuclear strikes on Washington and Seoul. Analysts say the impoverished North chafes against the drills, which Washington and Seoul call routine and defensive in nature, ... The North’s arsenal of an estimated 300 Rodong missiles could in theory be fitted with nuclear warheads once Pyongyang masters the ability to miniaturize atomic bombs and, with a range of up to 1,300 ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA wants to set tone for military ties with US, analysts say

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... with American officials. Traditionally, China has sought to strike a modest line and emphasise consensus-building. Dr Wang Fan, a professor at the China Foreign Affairs University, said China ... by the US, and Beijing's notification to the US and other Asian nations that it had deployed a nuclear submarine in the Indian Ocean last year. "What it suggests is China recognises ...

  3. News - World

    Ukraine crisis likely to increase divisions between US and Russia

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 01:36am by GDN

    ... its own nuclear monopoly, and which is suspicious of the Western rapprochement with Tehran, appears worried. A Jerusalem Post correspondent warns: "Putin may strike back at Western ... over Russia's actions in Ukraine risks entangling other knotty current issues- from efforts to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions, through the carnage in Syria to wider disarmament ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - REFORM

    Pan-democrats' record-breaking hunger strike to go on till lawmakers return from Shanghai trip

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com One more pan-democrat gives up, but remaining trio vow to extend protest fast to 17 days Hunger strike to go on until Shanghai trip ends The three remaining pan-democrats on hunger strike vowed yesterday to continue their fast until Sunday, when lawmakers end their trip to Shanghai. The pledge came after Lam Cho-ming, 36, of the Labour Party gave up, citing ...

  5. News - World - FALKLAND ISLANDS

    Falkland Islands serve as nuclear base for Nato, claims Argentine president

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Buenos Aires Falklands are 'nuclear base for Nato' Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has claimed that the Falkland Islands serve as a nuclear base for the Nato alliance in the South Atlantic. Argentina, which calls the archipelago the Malvinas, claims the British overseas possession as its own, and fought a brief but bloody war ...

  6. News - China - OBITUARY

    Chongqing police ‘hero’ in Bo Xilai’s ‘strike black’ campaign commits suicide

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:42pm by Alice Yan

    ... to then party secretary Bo's "striking black" campaign in May 2010, the Chongqing Morning Post reported. The crackdown on organised crime was effective, but controversial for the use ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Of Japan’s 48 nuclear reactors, 17 unlikely to restart Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan’s nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online. As few as a third, and at most about two-thirds, ...

  8. News - World

    Israel tells United States: don't risk our security for Iran nuclear deal

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Israel tells US: don't risk our security for Iran deal Israel accused the United States of gambling with its security as it grapples for a nuclear deal with Iran, and renewed warnings it could conduct its own military strikes. Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, dispatched by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to campaign against ...

  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea's Park Geun-hye calls for tighter vigilance against North Korea

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... a fresh nuclear test, tested missiles and lobbed artillery shells into the waters across the sea border. Three drones suspected to have flown from the North to scout South Korea's military ... chiefs of staff headquarters in Seoul. "We should strengthen our military readiness to be able to monitor, detect, identify and strike [the drones] with existing military assets along ...

  10. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    Baidu cautious on acquisitions as giants rush to strike deals

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:50am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... to strike deals. There was no bigger acquisition in the market last year than Baidu's takeover of mobile applications platform 91 Wireless, a subsidiary of online games developer NetDragon ...




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