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Australia rules out swathe of ocean as MH370 crash zone

Australia on Thursday ruled out a large swathe of Indian Ocean as Flight MH370's final resting place after a lengthy underwater hunt, as a US Navy official queried whether the missing plane ever went there.
      
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre said that the search in an area using a mini sub where acoustic transmissions were detected in early April was now complete.

Russia's ISS Cooperation with US 'Pointless' - Deputy PM

Russia does not see a point to take part in the International Space Station (ISS) after 2020, Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin said.

He explained Moscow does not need continued cooperation on the project after 2020, when the country's commitments expire, as the ISS "would absorb 1/3 of the budget of [space company] Roskosmos".

EXCLUSIVE Eight Romanians prepare in Sweden space launch of revolutionary technology

Eight Romanian scientists gathered in a LOW Gravity Team are currently in Kiruna, Sweden, to prepare the launch with the aid of a Rexus 16 European rocket of a revolutionary technology, a world's first created by them. It is about melting and soldering titanium and aluminium alloys in a milligravity environment for soldering in the outer space.

China Opens Environmental Court to Tackle Pollution Damages

China has opened its first environmental court, as the country is struggling to cope with the impact its rapid industrialization has had on nature.

The court in the southern province of Fujian will be able to make use of a new environmental law giving more powers to persecute polluters from January 1, 2015.

Russia's Putin Eyes Gas Deal on Visit to China

Russia and China have marked "substantial progress" in talks over a deal which would secure one-fourth of China's gas supplies, Kremlin officials told Russian media.

Negotiations come as Russian President Vladimir Putin is on a visit to China for an international forum, but is also meeting Xi Jingping and explore ways to boost cooperation.

The Birth of a Eurasian Century

By Pepe Escobar the roving correspondent for the Asia Times.

The article is from the Huffington Post

HONG KONG -- A specter is haunting Washington, an unnerving vision of a Sino-Russian alliance wedded to an expansive symbiosis of trade and commerce across much of the Eurasian land mass -- at the expense of the United States.

Antic: New phase of cooperation between China, CEEC

BELGRADE - Aleksandar Antic, Serbian minister of energy and mining and national coordinator for cooperation between the People's Republic of China and 16 Central and Easter European Countries (CEEC) has said in Beijing that a new phase in cooperation between China and CEEC can be expected, particularly in the spheres of infrastructure, energy, trade and culture.

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