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Iran pullout a blow to N. Korea hopes: analysts

Seoul (AFP) May 9, 2018 – President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a major setback to US negotiating credibility and will complicate efforts to reach an agreement with Pyongyang over...


Trace Explosives Detection in Less Than 10 Seconds

The Fido® X2 from FLIR Systems is a handheld explosives trace detector featuring field-proven TrueTrace® technology enabling it to detect a broad range of homemade, commercial, and military explosives with best-in-class sensitivity. Weighing less...


Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at SOFEX

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th...


Dutch MoD gives shopping list to parliament

Key Points The Dutch MoD plans to replace warships and their equipment, and upgrade attack helicopters The Dutch Army will receive new CBRN vehicles, personal equipment, and mobile simulators The Dutch Ministry of Defence...


UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

Key Points The UK’s MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic,...


Romaine-Linked E. coli Outbreak Enters Its Second Month

Federal officials predict that the outbreak, linked to romaine lettuce, will continue for several weeks. It is the largest American E. coli flare-up since 2006, when tainted spinach sickened 199 people across [Read more]...


Pandora Report – 5.4.2018

Happy Friday and May the Fourth Be With You! Bill Gates Talks Universal Flu Vaccine, Pandemic Preparedness, and Bioterrorism Bill Gates has been making the rounds this week discussing the slow progress that has...


Russian incentives for nuclear hopefuls in Africa

By Névine Schepers, Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy at the International Institute for Security Studies (IISS). Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov embarked on a tour of sub-Saharan Africa last month to strengthen bilateral...


Who are the three US detainees held by North Korea?

Seoul (AFP) May 3, 2018 – Despite years of hostility between Washington and Pyongyang, hundreds of Americans visited the reclusive nuclear-armed state every year until the US State Department finally issued a travel ban...

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