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Ariane rocket to launch French spy satellite

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France plans to launch a military spy satellite tomorrow, the defence ministry said, as Paris boosts spending on its independent surveillance from...

Maritime pirates threaten everyone, especially Africa’s hungry: US

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Maritime pirates are a threat to everyone, especially those who are starving in Somalia and East Africa and rely on ships to...

US, DTI conduct WMD training

The South African Department of Trade and Industry and the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have hosted the first ever bilateral...

ElBaradei sets conditions for Egypt presidency run

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Former nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei, tipped as a possible opposition Egyptian presidential contender and said a decision on entering the 2011...

Lockheed seeks lucrative Boeing missile-defense job

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Lockheed Martin Corp is aiming to unseat Boeing Co for a potential 10-year, $6 billion deal and to take responsibility for the...

US blasts Sudan over Darfur peacekeeper harassment

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The US envoy to the United Nations sharply criticized Khartoum over a UN report that accused the Sudanese army of harassing and...

Report urges sanctions against Sudan ruling party

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The United States and other world powers should impose sanctions on key members of the Sudanese government for refusing to end violence...

SA Navy not yet scheduled to go pirate hunting

The South African Navy is not presently scheduled to join the international anti- piracy activities in the Indian Ocean. That's the latest word on...

UK won’t stop hacker’s extradition to US

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Home Secretary Alan Johnson said he cannot stop the extradition of a Briton wanted in the United States for hacking into NASA...

Cuba begins war games with US invasion in mind

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Cuba began its biggest military manoeuvres in five years, saying they were needed to prepare for a possible invasion by the United...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...