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Last-minute deal extends program to protect chemical plants

Senators have struck a last-minute deal to extend a program regulating how manufacturers must guard against potential terror attacks, calming fears from business groups about a lapse. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program...

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White House sought military strike against Iran

Washington (AFP) Jan 14, 2019 – The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The...

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Iran to launch two satellites in ‘coming days’

Tehran (AFP) Jan 14, 2019 – Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, state television quoted the telecommunications minister as saying. “The Payam satellite...

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Iran satellite in US row fails to reach orbit

Tehran (AFP) Jan 15, 2019 – Iran launched a satellite criticised by the United States as a breach of a UN resolution on Tuesday but it failed to reach orbit, the telecommunications minister said....

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Surface Navy 2019: USN mulls Chinese missile advancements

China’s missile-force improvements, highlighted in a recent Pentagon report, have caused the leaders to reassess Chinese capability. “It changes your calculations,” Admiral Bill Moran, US vice chief of naval operations, said during a media...

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OPCW to add Novichok nerve agent to banned substance list

The world’s chemical weapons agency agreed to add Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, used in last year’s Salisbury attack against a former Russian agent, to its list of banned substances, diplomats said on Monday, January...

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MBDA validates dual-role capability for Mistral missile

MBDA has validated a dual-role capability with the latest version of its Mistral very short-range surface-to-air missile with a demonstration of a surface-to-surface engagement with effector at an undisclosed range off the Mediterranean coast...

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