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....The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look "like child's play". Since video of his maiden flight went on YouTube, he has had thousands of views and interest from investors and the UK military. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. A few months earlier, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had sold all of its military housing in St Eval to a company named Annington Homes. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Problems at Airbus' troubled A400M military aircraft programme are far from over, the company has warned. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Whatever the nomenclature, the basic idea was the same: the US creed of free markets and free trade would lead not just to better economic performance but to the spread of the values that underpinned western capitalism. The US remains an economic and military superpower, but it was the Chinese and not the American economy that hauled the world out of recession in 2008-09. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."While I was absolutely not involved in, nor even aware of, any wrongdoing I believe my departure will contribute to bringing back serenity to a company that has been exposed for months on this case," he added. In March, the group explained that its own internal investigation had discovered that the company's managers at its Jalabiya plant in northern Syria had, until 2014, paid protection money to various local militias as the political and military situation deteriorated during the country's civil war. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Lockheed also reduced the value of a joint venture in the Middle East, which is not seeing as much demand as expected. But she said a "volatile" international environment suggests that military spending may increase, including in the US. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
....The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look "like child's play". Since video of his maiden flight went on YouTube, he has had thousands of views and interest from investors and the UK military. ...
Airbus profits fall as technical problems continue to hit projects image
. Problems at Airbus' troubled A400M military aircraft programme are far from over, the company has warned. ...
Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:20:59 PM
....Lockheed also reduced the value of a joint venture in the Middle East, which is not seeing as much demand as expected. But she said a "volatile" international environment suggests that military spending may increase, including in the US. ...
LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:03:37 AM
...."While I was absolutely not involved in, nor even aware of, any wrongdoing I believe my departure will contribute to bringing back serenity to a company that has been exposed for months on this case," he added. In March, the group explained that its own internal investigation had discovered that the company's managers at its Jalabiya plant in northern Syria had, until 2014, paid protection money to various local militias as the political and military situation deteriorated during the country's civil war. ...
Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a long way from the boom time of 2007 | Larry Elliott image
.... Whatever the nomenclature, the basic idea was the same: the US creed of free markets and free trade would lead not just to better economic performance but to the spread of the values that underpinned western capitalism. The US remains an economic and military superpower, but it was the Chinese and not the American economy that hauled the world out of recession in 2008-09. ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....It remains unclear how the suspect was able to get hold of the explosives used in the attack. According to news magazine Der Spiegel, Sergej W had carried out his military service in 2008, where he worked as a electrician supporting an army medical unit. ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
.... . Mr Li declined to name the company, but stressed that it was involved in civilian, not military, technology. ...
Trump launches investigation into steel dumping image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:41:27 AM
....Instead, its investigation will fall under the US Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which lets the president impose restrictions on imports for reasons of national security. "Steel is critical to both our economy and our military," Mr Trump said. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....Donald Trump set the stage for a global fight over steel on Thursday, announcing an investigation into whether cheap imports are a threat to national security. At an Oval Office ceremony, surrounded by US steel executives, Trump signed an executive order calling for the commerce department to assess effects of steel imports on US defense at a time when he has ordered a military buildup. ...
iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:06 AM
....It sued four German companies over related claims in 2013. Prior to that it sued Robotic FX over allegations the military robotic specialist had stolen trade secrets, which led the Chicago-based company to dissolve in 2007. ...
How Britain can build a successful, lasting industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 10:03:01 AM
....The idea that Reagan pursued a form of pure laissez-faire is, of course, nonsense. Plenty of US firms reaped the benefits of vastly increased defence spending in the 1980s, a form of military Keynesianism, that had plenty of technological spin-offs. ...
Here’s how to civilise Uber, and make the other ‘death stars’ work for us too | Deborah Orr image
.... A quarter of a century on, however, we all understand that there will be no need for the comfort of a humanoid skeuomorph to persuade people to leap into self-driving cars. Likewise, pretty much everyone who has seen Star Wars remembers the Death Star, the sinister ball of military technology developed to destroy uncooperative planets. ...
Is business starting to get spooked about Donald Trump? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:36:22 PM
.... Now Trump has decided, in flat contradiction of what he said on the campaign trail, that China is not gaining an unfair trade advantage through the manipulation of its currency. The kindest interpretation of this latest flip-flop is that Trump wants to keep Beijing sweet while the US launches military action against North Korea, although this prospect is not exactly designed to make investors any less nervous. ...
Trump is reckless – but he knows he can't afford to antagonise China | Barry Eichengreen image
.... One explanation is that he was preoccupied by the impending US missile strike on Syria. Another is that it is easier to command Trump’s respect when you have an aircraft carrier, 3,000 military planes, and 1. ...
Trump tax cut plan will be as big a flop as failed healthcare reforms | Nouriel Roubini image
.... Second, congressional budget rules require any tax cut that is not fully financed by other revenues or spending cuts to expire within 10 years, so the Republicans’ plan would have only a limited positive impact on the economy. And, third, if tax cuts and increased military and infrastructure spending push up deficits and the public debt, interest rates will have to rise. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
....Or it could be one that calls on every sector to build innovative, forward-thinking cyber security. Consider how Israel has private companies, venture capitalists, research universities and the military all working to make sure their nation is safe from digital attack. ...
Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 09:35:34 AM
....The crew from the Chinese ship boarded the hijacked ship at dawn today, freeing those on board. India's military said it is believed the hijackers fled the ship during the night. ...
Oil price jumps after US strike on Syria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 07:14:20 AM
. The price of oil has hit its highest level for a month in response to the US military's missile attack on a Syrian government airbase. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....Limits, it says, will have to be imposed on some aspects of machine autonomy. The study adopts the military principle, endorsed by the Ministry of Defence, that there must always be a ‘human in the loop’ to prevent the development and deployment of entirely autonomous drones that could be programmed to select their own targets. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
...."Threats of economic sanctions are part of coercive diplomacy, but they may not be useful in addressing the Thaad issue," he wrote in a 2016 report. "These forceful measures would likely be seen as a sign of disrespect and a direct threat to South Korea's interests - which could ultimately push South Korea to bolster its military alliance with the United States". ...
Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:43:03 AM
....Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which published the report, said President Donald Trump's policies were likely to make things worse. "They are all aimed at increasing inequality - tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....6m; £3. 9m), and has expanded its services to include military veterans and indigenous Australians. ...
Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 05:03:09 AM
....There was no mention of contentious issues like North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, or the status of Taiwan, which China claims as its own. The meeting came as North Korea's military tested a new high-thrust engine, according to reports from Pyongyang's state news agency. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....The suspects are also alleged to have targeted Google accounts. Hacking was directed at Russian and US government officials, including security, diplomatic and military personnel, according to the DOJ. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Other possible uses of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Aerial, marine, public transport, including metro and rail services, space, military, warehousing, ambulance services, inspection and monitoring of resources, working in dangerous and hazardous environments (such as nuclear facilities) and the delivery of humanitarian supplies. ...
The Falklands war hero fighting for his state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... Yet that hasn’t stopped the UK government from freezing his basic state pension. And Edwards isn’t alone: there are 42 people living on the islands with a frozen UK pension, about half of whom are military veterans. ...
Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland image
.... But, says Grant, British “fawning” over Donald Trump alienates many Europeans, making them doubt we share their basic values. As for Britain’s contribution to European security – via its UN seat, Nato and its fabled military – that’s much admired. ...
Jack Monroe wins Katie Hopkins libel tweet case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:35:05 PM
....Ms Hopkins had "mistakenly" used Ms Monroe's Twitter handle instead of that of another columnist who had written about the war memorial incident, he said. Ms Monroe comes from a family with military connections - her father was in the British Army for seven years, while one of her brothers is a flying officer in the RAF. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... And big cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Agency for International Development, and National Public Radio are high on the Republican hit list. But the vast majority of federal spending is on entitlements, the military, and other proverbial “third rail” items that elected officials touch at their peril. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
.... . At the Def Con hacker gathering last year, Darpa, the US military research agency, ran a competition that let seven smart computer programs attack each other to see which was the best at defending itself. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
.... Among them are Guy Colegate and John Copleston, identified by De Pasquale in legal documents as having “previously worked for MI6”. Copleston was a “strategic investment adviser” at Shell who, as the UK’s former intelligence representative in Nigeria, had nurtured contacts at the highest levels of the country’s military and government. ...
China's economic concerns mount as thousands gather for congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:26:46 AM
....“This is a watershed year,” China politics analyst Willy Lam, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said of the political machinations. Anticipated to run for 10 days amid heavy security, the NPC kicks off with a splash of colour as delegates from China’s dozens of ethnic minorities arrive in traditional dress alongside military officers in full uniform – meant to reinforce national unity. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
....Republicans baulk at Trump's budget plan. Trump lays out hike in military spending. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
.... For example, Congress turned his proposed tax cut for dividends into one for capital gains. Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was far more successful in pushing through tax-cutting reforms, as well as advancing the military buildup that helped win the cold war. ...
Top Republican says Trump's budget plan 'dead on arrival' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:09:20 PM
.... . In their letter to lawmakers more than 120 former military officers quoted the Defence Secretary, James Mattis, from his days as a field commander: "If you don't fully fund the State Department then I need to buy more ammunition. ...
Trump lays out hike in military spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:03:25 PM
...." . The president, who vowed to increase military spending and preserve welfare programmes during his campaign, said the budget will focus on "military, safety, economic development". ...
Norwegian's low-cost long-haul transatlantic fares take off quickly image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....The big difference between the Gatwick departures and the upcoming “£69” hops from Scotland and Ireland is where passengers land in the US. In a move reminiscent of Ryanair’s notorious Frankfurt (Hahn) gambit – which involved the airline flying to an old military base 75 miles from the German hub – Norwegian will be offloading its New York passengers at Stewart international, an airport that has not hitherto troubled many international travellers. ...
Donald Trump, the master of unreality, must be resisted at every turn | Joseph Stiglitz image
....America’s leading media, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, have so far refused to normalise Trump’s abnegation of American values. It is not normal for the US to have a president who rejects judicial independence; replaces the most senior military and intelligence officials at the core of national security policymaking with a far-right media zealot; and, in the face of North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, promotes his daughter’s business ventures. ...
Global arms trade reaches highest point since cold war era image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 12:02:22 AM
....The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said on Monday that more weapons were delivered between 2012 and 2016 than any other five-year period since 1990. Saudi Arabia, which leads a military intervention in Yemen that has cost hundreds of civilian lives, was the world’s second largest importer after India, increasing its intake by 212%, mainly from the US and the UK. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
....There has also been a recognition that the US will always be out-gunned when it comes to corruption. Despite Eisenhower’s famous warning about the influence of the military-industrial complex, the US system of governance has checks and balances that limit criminal activities. ...
Does UK’s lucrative arms trade come at the cost of political repression? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... In recent years Ministry of Defence cutbacks have led to the sector looking abroad for new sales, and the government, with one eye on the post-Brexit landscape, is keen on the strategy. Last month Theresa May heralded a £100m deal involving the UK defence giant BAE and the Turkish military, and many defence experts see this as a sign of things to come. ...
Trump means happy days are here again for the UK’s arms exporters | Paul Rogers image
....Because of Brexit, Theresa May is going to need Trump a lot more than he needs her, and this will almost certainly involve a continuing commitment to the US-led war against Islamic State, at a time when Trump plans to expand that war. For all the talk of isolationism there are clear signs of an increase in military adventurism. ...
How Xi Jinping's global ambitions could thrive as Trump turns inward image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:25:10 PM
....”. Delury said Xi’s primary foreign policy goal would remain unchanged: establishing China as the pre-eminent economic and military power in Asia. ...
Golf diplomacy: Japan's Abe hopes for strokes of genius to seal Trump trade pact image
....This weekend’s jaunt to Florida, for which Trump is reportedly footing the bill, will not be the first time Japanese and US leaders have attempted to bond over a game of golf. As prime minister, Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, played Dwight Eisenhower in Maryland in 1957 in what the media described as a “triumph of diplomacy” between the former wartime enemies, and which paved the way for today’s “unshakeable” military alliance. ...
Devil-may-care investors fall under spell of Trump-mania image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:31:01 PM
.... Bank shares have carried the US stock market higher ever since Trump said it was a priority. Another big bet is on a Trump-inspired spending spree by Congress on all manner of infrastructure projects, including the Mexican wall and on the military. ...
Why Donald Trump can't bully China on trade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:35:27 AM
.... The fate of China, and its role in the world, is now in the hands of the Chinese and their leaders. If the Trump administration thinks it can reset the clock by starting a trade war with China, it is as likely to accelerate China’s economic and military development as it is to slow it down. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....But enough companies have made the switch that there’s a new problem on the horizon: concentration. Way back in the late 1960s, Arpanet, the predecessor to the internet, was built with a decentralised model: no one server, university or military establishment could take down the network if it was removed. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
....He added that the move was to make clear the company “will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day”. Schultz said the initial focus would be in the US and for refugees who had served as interpreters for the US military, but it is not yet clear when the five-year period would begin, or whether people would be employed directly by Starbucks or by suppliers. ...
Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:46:50 PM
....Donald Trump has begun his effort to dismantle Barack Obama’s legacy, formally scrapping a flagship trade deal with 11 countries in the Pacific rim. The new president also signed executive orders to ban funding for international groups that provide abortions, and placing a hiring freeze on non-military federal workers. ...
'Of the very greatest gravity’: key quotes from the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal image
.... The memo noted that the car was not part of the CAA [commercial consulting agreement] but: “One way or another we are going to have to deliver, and recover the costs as best we can. Seen against the future business, particularly in the military field, where to [Intermediary 1] could be obstructive, the cost is not great. ...
Driving the green market: Low-emissions vehicle manufacturer finds itself in high demand image
....”. Currency exchange fluctuations post Brexit cost Grayson £500,000, but the company, which also makes for the military, prison vehicle and motorhome markets among others, is focusing on US sales and improving productivity at home. ...
Thomas Cook to fly almost 1,000 Britons out of the Gambia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:06:02 AM
....The west African nation has become a political battleground following presidential elections last month, with incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh unwilling to hand over power to the winner in the polls, Adama Barrow. In response, the UK Foreign Office (FCO) are now advising against all but essential travel to the Gambia, citing the “deteriorating political situation and potential military intervention following the presidential elections on 1 December”. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
.... It will also pay $169m in penalties to the US Department of Justice and $25m to the Brazilian authorities. The anti-bribery investigations have undermined the reputation of the multinational, which sells turbines and engines for passenger jets and military aircraft around the globe. ...
'Europe's fate is in our hands': Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:54:18 PM
....”. Germany’s foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said the criticism of Nato had caused concern in the political and military alliance. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
....”. The anti-bribery investigations have been embarrassing for the multinational, which sells turbines and engines for passenger jets and military aircraft across the globe. ...
Trump is a conservative – but that won't stop him sending deficits soaring image
....In the early 2000s, another Republican president, George W Bush, essentially followed Reagan’s playbook, again slashing taxes and sending deficits soaring. In 2012, at the height of the standoff between the Republican-controlled Congress and Democratic president Barack Obama over deficits and the national debt, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney proffered an economic plan that featured eye-popping deficits to finance tax cuts and higher military spending. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....Delegates will also ponder the dangers posed by “weaponised” AI systems and smart robots. The WEF warns that autonomous weapons systems could be designed to “swarm” over a nation’s existing military defences, overwhelming them in a massive coordinated attack. ...
Army of staff descends on Davos to serve WEF super-rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:43:08 PM
....Many of this year’s guests, who include outgoing US vice-president Joe Biden, China’s two richest men, and London mayor Sadiq Khan, will travel on private jets to nearby airports before transferring by helicopter to escape the traffic on the approach to the picturesque town. So many jets are expected that the Swiss government has opened up Dübendorf military airfield, an 85-mile helicopter flight away, to accommodate them. ...
Protectionism's winds of change are blowing, but the left can make it work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:00:22 AM
.... To achieve this, a debate needs to be started about why Europe needs a progressive protectionism to replace the increasingly discredited Treaty of Rome with a “Treaty of Home Europe-wide”. Cross-border issues such as responding to non-European migration, climate change, pollution, crime and military security would still of course require intra-European cooperation. ...
A tank of my own image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:09:23 AM
.... That's because the machine has tracks like a tank, rather than wheels. The brothers claim that, thanks to its tracks, their vehicle can move at high speed across all kinds of rugged terrain in a similar fashion to its military counterpart - but unlike the latter, the EV2 is devoid of armaments. ...
East Timor axes Australia border treaty over oil reserves image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:02:59 AM
....Under the 2006 treaty, revenue from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field would be split evenly between the two countries. Australia played a pivotal role in helping East Timor get independence, through military support and then providing post-independence aid. ...
Boxing clever image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:26:28 AM
.... . Faced with an unholy logistical nightmare in trying to ship equipment to Vietnam, the military turned to McLean's container ships. ...
Trump's tweets keep US manufacturers on their toes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:54:38 PM
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... It is not, of course, a replica of the spirit of endurance that withstood aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe. Southern are not military aggressors. ...
Will Donald Trump's election put America first and global conflict next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 08:33:31 AM
.... And if the US no longer guarantees its Sunni allies’ security, all regional powers – including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt – might decide that they can defend themselves only by acquiring nuclear weapons, and even more deadly conflict will ensue. In Asia, US economic and military primacy has provided decades of stability; but a rising China is now challenging the status quo. ...
China Twitter boss leaves after seven months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 07:07:34 AM
.... . She also used to be in the Chinese military, and her apparent links with the Beijing government meant the appointment prompted concern from some China activists that it had hired somebody who was pro-China. ...
Robocop designer's real world robot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:29:56 AM
.... A South Korean company has unveiled a prototype for the world's first manned, two-legged robot. The four-metre high machine is reminiscent of the military robots found in the movie Avatar. ...
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The iPhone at 10 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 02:18:43 AM
....And the internet itself started as Arpanet - an unprecedented network of computers funded by the US Department of Defense in the early 1960s. GPS, of course, was a pure military technology, developed during the Cold War and opened up to civilian use only in the 1980s. ...
Rolls-Royce exploited US sanctions loopholes to trade with Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:30:15 AM
....Trading in Iran appears to have carried on despite the enormous political risk of being seen to avoid US sanctions. A quarter of Rolls-Royce’s entire £14bn revenue is generated in the US, with much of that reliant on military contracts. ...
What the US economy doesn't need from Donald Trump | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:19:56 AM
.... Decades of “cutting the fat” in government has left little to cut: federal government employment as a percentage of the population is lower today than it was in the era of small government under Ronald Reagan about 30 years ago. With so many former military officers serving in Trump’s cabinet or as advisers, even as Trump cozies up to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and anchors an informal alliance of dictators and authoritarians around the world, it is likely that the US will spend more money on weapons that don’t work to use against enemies that don’t exist. ...

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