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Best frenemies? UK Navy mission risks leaving China trade deal all at sea

A warship of the Royal Navy is set to defy restrictions and sail through Chinese territorial waters in a hypocritical move which will leave defense ministers baffled by Britain. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, apparently channelling his inner Britannia, has announced the type 23 frigate HMS ‘Sutherland’ will travel through a key trading lane in the South China Sea. The announcement ...

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Hidden for 120,000 years: British scientists’ mission to lost Antarctic world

A team of scientists is due to embark on a Valentine’s Day mission to explore a mysterious Antarctic marine ecosystem hidden for the last 120,000 years. The area only became accessible when a one trillion-ton iceberg, four times the size of London, broke from the Larsen C ice shelf last July. The international team, led by the British Antarctic Survey ...

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Fantastic four: 3,000 applicants for UAE astronaut mission

Thousands of Emiratis are vying for a place on the United Arab Emirates’ first ever astronaut program, with one quarter of applications said to be from women. Only four spots are available on the oil nation’s astronaut programme, which last December resulted in a frenzy of interested people hoping to join the first UAE-sponsored mission to the International Space Station ...

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Erdogan: Turkey’s Syria op will move to Idlib after mission completed in Afrin

Published time: 8 Feb, 2018 10:46 Edited time: 8 Feb, 2018 10:55 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to take Ankara’s Syria operation to Idlib after completing the current mission in Afrin, where they are targeting Kurdish militants. “We want our Syrian brothers and sisters to return to their land, and now we want to do the same in ...

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Russian lawmaker slams NATO Black Sea mission as provocation, display of power

A Russian Lower House MP from Sevastopol, Crimea said that by sending navy ships to the Black Sea, NATO is attempting to artificially aggravate tensions with Russia and impress ordinary voters in the US and Europe. “These are completely undisguised provocative actions. Any activities of NATO ships in the Black Sea are a display of force. All this ‘muscle play’ ...

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NASA pulls first African-American ISS astronaut from mission

The first African-American astronaut assigned to the crew of the International Space Station, Jeanette Epps, has been ejected from the mission months before it was due to commence, NASA announced Thursday. New York native Epps was due to blast off onboard a Russian Soyuz flight from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in June, along with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and ...

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Netanyahu announces ‘mission’ to expel remaining African migrants from Israel

Illegal African migrants found still living in Israel by April could face indefinite imprisonment if they don’t leave voluntarily. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to expel remaining “illegal infiltrators” from Africa. “We have expelled about 20,000 and now the mission is to get the rest out,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday in public remarks at a cabinet meeting that approved ...

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Microsoft acquires Avere Systems to further hybrid computing mission

In a world shifting to the cloud, Microsoft has carved out a place trying to help companies caught between two worlds — on-prem legacy solutions and the public and private cloud. To help further that hybrid mission, the company announced it was acquiring Avere Systems today for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft describes Avere as “a leading provider of high-performance NFS ...

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Tesla Roadster is prepped for SpaceX mission take-off at Cape Canaveral (PHOTO)

Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 09:38 SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed the first image of the Tesla sports car which his company will rocket to the red planet. The brains and capital behind the Falcon 9 reusable rocket, Musk earlier this month announced his plans to launch a Tesla Roadster – playing a David Bowie tune on a loop ...

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Theresa May’s ‘mission accomplished’ moment? PM thanks UK troops for ‘crushing’ ISIS

Islamic State terrorists have been defeated in Iraq, British Prime Minister Theresa May has told British troops stationed in Cyprus. Her visit to RAF Akrotiri comes after IS suffered major territorial setbacks. Despite the UK facing a significant terrorism threat at home with a number of plots foiled in recent weeks, one against May herself, she celebrated the Islamic State ...

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