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December 28, 2012
Taiwan plans oil, gas exploration in South China Sea
Taipei (AFP) Dec 28, 2012
Taiwan plans to start exploring for oil and gas in the South China Sea from next year, an official and local media said Friday, in a development that could increase tensions in the contested waters. The Bureau of Mines and state-run oil supplier CPC Corp are expected to kick off exploration in 2013 in the sea around Taiping, the biggest islet in the Spratly archipelago, the United Daily News website and other media reported. Jerry Ou, head of the Bureau of Energy, announced the plan Thursday in ... read more
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China backs Cambodia's first oil refinery
Cambodia on Friday gave the green light to construction of its first oil refinery, a multi-billion-dollar Chinese-backed project, as the kingdom looks to tap its untouched offshore reserves. ... more

Japan's new govt to review zero-nuclear policy
Japan's new leaders set to work Thursday on dismantling plans to rid the country of nuclear power by 2040, pledging to review a post-Fukushima policy. ... more

Toshiba to sell 16 percent stake in Westinghouse: report
Japan's Toshiba is in talks with three parties about selling a stake of up to 16 percent in US nuclear power plant builder Westinghouse Electric, a report said Thursday. ... more


Taiwan's Fubon to invest $1.03 billion in Chinese bank
Fubon, Taiwan's second-largest publicly listed financial group, said Thursday it plans to invest $6.45 billion yuan ($1.03 billion) to buy an 80 percent stake in China's First Sino Bank. ... more


Toyota in $1.1 bn deal with US owners over recalls
Toyota said it had agreed to pay about $1.1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit launched by US vehicle owners affected by a series of mass recalls from the Japanese automaker. ... more
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Marvell hit with billion-dollar verdict in patent case
A jury on Wednesday hit Marvell Technology Group with a billion-dollar verdict, ruling that the US chip maker "willfully" infringed on patents held by Carnegie Mellon University. ... more

Britain to fund graphene research efforts
Britain's government says it will invest $35 million in research into graphene, considered a miracle material for its strength and electronic properties. ... more
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British offshore wind farm near completion
The last wind turbine has been installed in one of the world's largest offshore wind farms located in Britain's Thames Estuary, officials said. ... more

LG seeks ban on Samsung tablet sales in Korea
South Korea's LG display said Friday it had asked a Seoul court to ban the domestic sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet computer, citing alleged patent infringements. ... more

Japan data shows more economic gloom
Japanese factories slowed in November, spelling out the daunting task that lies ahead for a new conservative government in reviving the world's third-largest economy. ... more
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US readers turn increasingly to digital books: study
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday. ... more

US probes HP's Autonomy fraud allegations
US authorities are probing allegations by Hewlett-Packard that a British software firm it bought out had fraudulent accounts, the US tech giant said in its annual report released Thursday. ... more
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Toy companies 'terrified' of tablets
A U.S. toy industry analyst says toymakers Mattel and Hasbro are "terrified" of children turning away from traditional toys toward tablet computers. ... more

NASA Is With You When You Fly
Traveling by air this holiday season, or any time of year? If so then you'll be in the company of millions who are directly benefiting from the ongoing research performed by NASA's aeronautical inno ... more

New Japan PM faces tests on diplomacy, economy
Japan's new premier faces a long to-do list as he takes office Wednesday, including mending ties with Asian neighbours and reviving a limp economy that bedevilled previous governments, analysts say. ... more
French power company head target of financial probe: source

Definition of sustainable organic biogas reached

Indian washermen spin out decades-old tradition

Russia unveils $25 bn oil link to Pacific

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Iran warns of cancelling $5 bn China gas deal: media

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China's wind towers face U.S. tariffs

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Abe's top cabinet posts filled by old allies
Japan's new government led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a new cabinet on Wednesday. Here are profiles of some top members in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government: ... more

Minister says Turkey will keep buying gas from Iran
Turkey will keep buying natural gas from neighbouring Iran as Western allies raise pressure over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday. ... more

Iraqi Kurdistan oil exports slashed in payment row
Oil exports from Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region via the federal government have been slashed in the latest chapter of a long-running payments row, a spokesman said on Wednesday. ... more

French power company head target of financial probe: source
The head of the French electricity company EDF, Henri Proglio, is the target of a probe by France's General Finance Inspection service after he signed off on a proposed plan between EDF and the Chinese company CGNPC, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: report

DHS taps Raytheon for network contract

Russian strikes hit Syria opposition, not IS: US official

Russian strikes again expose US disarray

Russia carries out first Syria air strikes

U.S. Navy orders nuclear reactor components


Toyota reaches $1.1 bn deal with US owners over recalls


China warns of rising financial risks


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Amazon outage disrupts Netflix service

Iran begins naval war games: reports

Rumors tip lighter, thinner Apple iPad

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China shows electronic circuit advance

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Japan's new China envoy urges stronger economic ties

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks

Sudan jails 4 for life for killing Chinese: media

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Iran warns of cancelling $5 bn China gas deal: media

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Iraq agrees to extend oil pipeline through Jordan

Australian lawyer in Mongolia graft probe cleared: firm

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