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China launches its longest-ever manned space mission

 China launches its longest-ever manned space mission

by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) June 11, 2013

China began its longest manned space mission yet Tuesday with the launch of the Shenzhou-10, state television showed, as the country steps up an ambitious exploration programme symbolising its growing power.

Turkey accelerates defense Silicon Valley

 Turkey accelerates defense Silicon Valley

Burak BEKDİL

Teknopark Istanbul is heading fast toward its planned inauguration this August. It will host over 1,000 advanced technology companies and generate nearly $10 billion annually when completed

Turkey’s commercial capital Istanbul generates an annual $140 billion and houses about 50 universities, but the country’s defense heavyweights are overwhelmingly located in and around the official capital Ankara.

‘Crazy’ Istanbul canal project sees first step

 ‘Crazy’ Istanbul canal project sees first step

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said they had begun studies for the giant Kanal Istanbul project with the Turkish Transportation Ministry and would be working on structuring a partnership and tender model for it.

Estonia joins world space club with 2.2-pound satellite

 Estonia joins world space club with 2.2-pound satellite

by Staff Writers
Tallin, Estonia (UPI) May 7, 2013

With a satellite launched Tuesday Estonia has joined a not-so-exclusive club, becoming the 41st nation in the world to own a man-made object orbiting in space.

U.S. Directly Blames China’s Military for Cyberattacks

 U.S. Directly Blames China’s Military for Cyberattacks

By DAVID E. SANGER

May 6, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday explicitly accused China’s military of mounting attacks on American government computer systems and defense contractors, saying one motive could be to map “military capabilities that could be exploited during a crisis.”

Google is jeopardising the Middle East peace process

 'Google is jeopardising the Middle East peace process'

Israel’s deputy foreign minister Zeev Elkin hits out at search engine's 'Palestine' homepage decision

ALISTAIR DAWBER, The Independent, 6 May 2013

Zeev Elkin attacked the company’s decision to change the homepage labelling from ‘Palestinian Territories’ to ‘Palestine’. Israel’s deputy foreign minister launched an angry broadside against the search engine giant Google earlier today accusing the company of jeopardising progress in the moribund peace process after it designated a ‘Palestine’ homepage last week. Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Zeev Elkin attacked the company’s decision to change the homepage labelling from ‘Palestinian Territories’ to ‘Palestine’. The move followed the Palestinian’s successful campaign for statehood at the United Nations last year.

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