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​Move over Trans-Siberian: China launches 'world’s longest' train route
The 82-wagon cargo train is expected to take 21 days to travel 6,200 miles, passing through six countries between China and Spain.

20.11.2014 20:23

Spanish navy rammed Greenpeace boat to prevent "piracy," Defense Ministry says
The Spanish Defense Ministry has justified the actions of the country’s navy, which rammed into a Greenpeace boat, injuring activists. The ministry believes the Navy had no other choice as they were preventing an act of “piracy.”

18.11.2014 05:35

​Moscow to seek damages if Mistral ship not delivered by end Nov - source
Moscow will make financial claims to France if the first of two Mistral warships built for Russia are not delivered by the end of November, according to a source. However, France said that its actions will not be “dictated.”

14.11.2014 10:46

Mistral ships won’t be delivered to Russia Nov. 14 – French Defense Minister
France hasn’t yet fixed a date for delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia (scheduled for November 14), the French defense minister said. If France doesn’t deliver due to US and NATO pressure, it will have to pay a huge forfeit.

13.11.2014 08:29

​Propeller smashes through plane window in Air Canada emergency landing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A plane’s propeller burst through a window, striking a passenger in the head, when an Air Canada flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Edmonton, reportedly following a burst tire.

10.11.2014 09:33

Calais migrant crisis: Minister snubs French plea for UK police
The UK has ruled out sending its police officers to aid French authorities with an influx of immigrants in Calais. Hours after pleas from the French government for Britain to deploy police officers, the UK Immigration Minister publicly refused.

06.11.2014 14:17

North Korea launches upgraded Soviet-era ballistic missile submarine - report
Pyongyang is modernizing once obtained decommissioned Soviet diesel submarine capable of carrying ballistic missiles either for active service or as a test bench for constructing a similar sub of its own, South Korean government sources say.

02.11.2014 07:43

'360-degree range': Israel develops maritime 'Iron Dome' missile defense system
Israel is looking to build on the success of its Iron Dome, used during the Gaza War this summer, by creating a maritime version. The developers say it boasts a 360-degree range and can fire a missile every second.

01.11.2014 10:26

​There & back: China moon orbiter returns home safely, a first in 40 years
China has completed its first return mission to the moon. After flying around the moon, the unmanned probe landed successfully in the grasslands of Mongolia.

01.11.2014 08:56

Iran prevents sabotage of heavy-water tanks at Arak plant – local press
Iran has successfully subverted a plot to sabotage tanks of heavy water to be used in nuclear reactors, a senior official of Iran’s nuclear department told local Arman daily. A "foreign country" is suspected of being behind the attempt.

30.10.2014 16:30

Don't touch debris! Antares explosion leaves highly toxic elements beyond hazard area
​The explosion late Tuesday of the Antares rocket, on a mission from Virginia to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, scattered toxic wreckage beyond a protected ‘hazard area’ that should be avoided, NASA has warned.

29.10.2014 14:08

Russia accuses Sweden of escalating tension in Baltic Sea
The Russian Defense Ministry believes the military operation in the Baltic conducted by Sweden in search of possible “foreign underwater activity” can only lead to undermining stability and escalate tension in the region.

24.10.2014 04:21