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Voa News | 06 Feb 2016

South Korea Says North Korea Moving Closer to Rocket Launch

Han Sang Mi SEOUL, SOUTH KOREANorth Korea appears to be moving quickly on its preparations for a long-range rocket launch, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Friday. The communist country...

Maritime News

Would you have survived being sick on the high seas? (Australian National Maritime Museum)

(Source: Australian National Maritime Museum) The Ship's Surgeon was a vital crew member, tasked with looking after the health of all aboard the cramped sailing ships. Being sea sick was a dire matter in the golden age of sail. Rough Medicine: Life...

Public Technologies 2016-02-11

Your letters: Stop China’s hegemony in South Asia

Apropos the excellent proposal by Kip Keino (“Protection of China Sea islands”, The Jakarta Post, Feb. 5); it is important to mention that the way China has been trying to spread its hegemony and dominance in...

Jakarta Post 2016-02-11

Case against Eddie Obeid draws 'a very long bow', Supreme Court hears

Eddie Obeid's barrister has told jurors in the former NSW Labor minister's criminal trial that the Crown case against his client draws "a very long bow". Sydney silk Braddon Hughes rose to his feet in court five of...

Sydney Morning Herald 2016-02-11

ACTU welcomes ALP announcement on Timor Sea (ACTU - Australian Council of Trade Unions)

(Source: ACTU - Australian Council of Trade Unions) The ACTU and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA welcome yesterday's announcement by Tanya Plibersek that a Labor government will settle the dispute over the Timor Sea consistent with international law. Quotes...

Public Technologies 2016-02-11

Resource-Rich African Countries Struggle, Resource-Poor Ones Grow

Jill Malandrino Resource-poor countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia are experiencing growth, while resource-rich countries like Nigeria and Angola are battling. The former finance minister of Zimbabwe, Tendai Biti, told the Investing in African...

Voa News 2016-02-11

Attn. Vladimir Putin: U.S. and NATO beef up defenses on Russian border

The new U.S. defense budget includes a request for billions of dollars to defend Europe against Vladimir Putin's Russia, the latest sign of heightening tensions between Moscow and the West. The Obama administration's proposed $583 billion defense...

Mashable 2016-02-11

UK to step up NATO maritime commitment (MoD - UK Ministry of Defence)

(Source: MoD - UK Ministry of Defence) At the NATO Defence Ministerial in Brussels the Defence Secretary outlined a maritime package that will see the UK almost double its deployments to NATO at sea in 2016. For the first time since 2010 the UK will...

Public Technologies 2016-02-10

One Net appointed as global partner for the maritime sector (Inmarsat plc)

(Source: Inmarsat plc) One Net appointed as global partner for the maritime sector 10 February 2016: One Net has been appointed as a global partner for Inmarsat's L-band portfolio, including FleetBroadband, BGAN, IsatHub and IsatPhone. One Net is a...

Public Technologies 2016-02-10

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