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South Korea proposes military talks with Pyongyang

South Korea proposed on 17 July to hold military talks with North Korea to defuse tensions between the two countries in a follow-up to President Moon Jae-in’s recently unveiled peace overture to Pyongyang known...

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Biodefense Headlines – July 16, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the NIH smallpox panel report, closing in on a universal flu vaccine, and the threat of synthetic bioweapons. POLICY, PRACTICES [Read more]...

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Pandora Report 7.14.2017

Welcome to your weekly dose of all things biodefense! We’ve got a lot of global health security goodies for you this week, so grab a coffee and let’s get our biodefense on! Canadian Researchers...

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London acid attacks: 5 victims assaulted in 70 minutes

(CNN) London police are appealing for witnesses and information after suspects riding on a moped in east London threw acid on individuals in five separate attacks. Police are treating all five incidents, which took...

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Cutting edge nuclear defence for soldiers

THE Australian military will receive new cutting edge protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats as a result of up to $300 million worth of new equipment. The project will deliver individual and...

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Passport Systems Announces SmartShield System v2.0

Passport Systems, Inc. announced the release of version 2.0 of its SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System software. In addition to its groundbreaking Analysis function, the SmartShield system now includes the SmartShield Source Simulation application...

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U.K. Plan to Quit European Nuclear Treaty Stirs Alarm

The British government’s plan to withdraw from a seminal European treaty governing the movement of nuclear material is generating alarm that it might hobble Britain‘s nuclear industry, destroy thousands of jobs and even deny...

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Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including...

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Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

Credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear...

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USAID Global Health Challenge BAA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting proposals under a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing [Read more]...

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