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SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster payload

altA scarlet Tesla Roadster from the assembly line of Elon Musk’s pioneering electric automobile business is poised this week to go where no sports car has gone before - outer space.
 

With an eye on Russia, U.S. to increase nuclear capabilities

altConcerned about Russia’s growing tactical nuclear weapons, the United States will expand its nuclear capabilities, a policy document released on Friday said, a move some critics say could increase the risk of miscalculation between the two countries.
 

Boeing proposes Embraer tie-up excluding defense unit

Embraer and Boeing continue tie-up talks.Boeing has sought the Brazilian government’s approval of a partnership with planemaker Embraer that would create a new company focused on commercial aviation, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

   

Global defence spending rose 3% in 2017; continues to grow

An APC.An increasingly multi-polar global security environment buffeted by healthy economies and ongoing military modernization cycles contributed to a 3.3 percent year-on-year rise in consolidated worldwide defence spending in 2017.

 

Trump orders Guantanamo detention centre to stay open

Guantanamo Bay.U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order on Tuesday to keep open the military detention centre at Guantanamo Bay after his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, tried unsuccessfully to close the prison that has drawn international condemnation.

   

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