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Cubic Defense supplies training equipment to Asia-Pacific country

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Equipment and systems for a military training center are being supplied to an unidentified country in the Asia-Pacific region by Cubic Defense Systems.
North Korean official: Nukes intended for self defense

North Korean official: Nukes intended for self defense

BEIJING, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A senior North Korean official Tuesday accused the United States of taking a hostile attitude toward the country's nuclear program.

Baidu sued for allegedly helping Internet pirates

BEIJING, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Several Chinese media companies say they have sued Baidu Inc., accusing the Chinese Internet search engine of complicity in video piracy.
Smartphone subscriptions to triple to 5.6 billion in six years

Smartphone subscriptions to triple to 5.6 billion in six years

(UPI) -- Smartphone subscriptions will not just double, but triple to reach 5.6 billion globally by 2019, according to a report released Monday.
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Global IT spending set to recover in 2014, reports show

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- As global spending on information technology swings toward a rebound, Latin America is set to spend more on new purchases, regeneration and updates, both in business and public sectors, data from different think tanks and research groups indicated.

South Korea's marine helicopters getting Rockwell Collins radios

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Korea Aerospace Industries has picked a high-frequency radio system by Rockwell Collins for the country's marine helicopter program, Rockwell Collins announced.

Asia-Pacific energy demand to increase 67 percent

DAEGU, South Korea, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The 48 nations comprising the Asia Pacific region will collectively increase their energy demand by 67 percent between 2010 and 2035, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank.

Chinese study: Hypertension treatment effective

BEIJING, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Blood pressure can be successfully controlled in up to 84 percent of cases, Chinese researchers say, but some 40 percent are unaware of their condition.
APEC leaders express concern over stalled global trade talks

APEC leaders express concern over stalled global trade talks

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Leaders at the Pacific Rim summit in Indonesia ended the meeting declaring that global trade talks were stalled and urged ministers to move the talks forward.
John Kerry: U.S. commitment to Asia strong despite Obama's absence

John Kerry: U.S. commitment to Asia strong despite Obama's absence

BALI, Indonesia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. commitment to Asia is strong despite President Obama's missing several summits because of the U.S. government shutdown, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

U.S., Japan bolster defensive relationship

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A changing security landscape in the Asia-Pacific region means Japan's defense relationship with the United States is more important than ever, officials said.

Airbus, Boeing project commercial aviation needs

PARIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- New analysis of commercial aviation report the need for more than 29,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years and more than one million pilots and technicians.
Itinerary of President Obama's Asia trip in October announced

Itinerary of President Obama's Asia trip in October announced

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The White House announced President Barack Obama's travel plans Friday for his trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines in October.

G20 summit participants agree to tighten global tax rules

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Participants at the Group of 20 summit in Russia stepped up the pressure on tax avoidance by backing a plan to crack down on multinational companies.

The trade deal that can't afford to be derailed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Time is running out for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would be the world's biggest trade deal, to be clinched on time.
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