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Google, Asian companies to build $300 mn super-high-speed Trans-Pacific underwater cable system
Google has joined five Asian companies to build and operate a new $300 million Trans-Pacific submarine cable system, called FASTER, which will connect the US and two locations in Japan, providing a service 10 million times faster than a cable modem.

12.08.2014 18:44

Missing Russian reporter in E. Ukraine may be arrested – Kiev official
Russian journalist Andrey Stenin, missing in eastern Ukraine since last week, is believed to have been arrested by Ukraine’s security service and may be accused of aiding local militia, said Anton Gerashchenko, an aide to Ukraine’s Interior Minister.

12.08.2014 12:54

Russia to boost defense budget by 2017 - newspaper
Money put towards defense could reach 21 percent of the Russian budget by 2017, as the industry switches to independent domestic production from imports, a popular daily has reported.

17.07.2014 12:04

Cameron announces £1.1bn investment in defense spending
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to unveil an increase of £1.1 billion in defense spending, to fight “unseen enemies” including cyberattacks and terrorism.

14.07.2014 12:26

BatTram, anyone? 'Badass' new Russian streetcar revealed (PHOTOS)
Russian cities that want to develop their public transit systems will soon have a stellar option to buy. A sleek new black streetcar looks like something Darth Vader would pilot in Star Wars and promises new levels of comfort and safety to commuters.

09.07.2014 08:05

First in 6 years: Troubled US missile defense system hits test target
​After more than six years of failures and billions of dollars spent the US missile defense system managed by Boeing has successfully hit a mock enemy warhead over the Pacific, the US Defense Department confirmed.

22.06.2014 23:35

​IAEA, Iran agree on new nuclear transparency measures after ‘good progress’ during talks
The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has announced that Tehran has promised to comply with five new transparency measures concerning its nuclear program, following this week’s negotiations.

22.05.2014 00:13

Medvedev orders civil service staff slashed by 10%
The Russian prime minister has ordered the Finance Ministry to prepare a plan to cut the number of civil servants in the country by 10 percent, noting that the earlier programs with the same goal had been implemented more slowly than expected.

14.05.2014 07:39

Russia’s Black Sea Fleet to receive 30 new ships, become self-sufficient
Russia's Black Sea Fleet will receive 30 new ships by 2020 and will become self-sufficient with its own infrastructure in the Crimean peninsula.

13.05.2014 22:30

London 2016? Olympic chiefs ‘look to plan B’ as Brazil’s preparations slammed
Olympic officials have secretly asked London if it could host the 2016 Summer Olympics in an emergency amid concern that Rio is so far behind on its preparations it may not be ready in time, British media claim.

10.05.2014 14:16

All countries will have drone kill technology in 10 years – report
In just one decade, just about every country in the world will have the means to either build or buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) capable of launching missiles at enemy targets, thus dramatically changing the face of warfare.

07.05.2014 09:57

Tiny Marshall Islands’ ‘David and Goliath’ suit takes on nuclear superpowers
The Marshall Islands, a small 70-square mile string of islands in the Pacific Ocean with a population in the tens of thousands, announced Wednesday it is suing nine nuclear powers, claiming each has violated an international weapons agreement.

24.04.2014 23:45

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