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US Ambassador to UN Requests Emergency Security Council Meeting on North Korea

After North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Monday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. That meeting will likely be held Wednesday with the 15-member council, as concerns mount that the regime is developing an inter-continental ballistic missile …

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DoD: China to Add More Overseas Bases

China is expanding its access to foreign ports so as to sustain deployments in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, according to a U.S. Department of Defense report. China is seeking “to regularize and sustain deployments in the ‘far seas'” and “project and sustain military power at …

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AECOM, IBM Help Develop Local Gov’t Disaster Resilience Scorecard for UN

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 25, 2017 — AECOM (NYSE: ACM) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have partnered to develop a scorecard for the United Nations that works to guide local governments in efforts to drive resilience and preparedness against natural disasters, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. IBM said Tuesday the team built the Disaster …

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Spaceflight Industries Buys OpenWhere in Satellite Imaging Market Push

Seattle, Washington-based space technology and services provider Spaceflight Industries has bought Herndon, Virginia-based geospatial analytics company OpenWhere for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to accelerate the deployment of Spaceflight’s BlackSky satellite imaging platform. Spaceflight said Tuesday it aims to build a constellation of up to 60 satellites through 2020 to provide near-real-time images of the planet …

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McKinsey’s Kito de Boer to Head Palestine Private-Sector Investments for ‘Middle East Quartet’

Kito de Boer, a director at McKinsey & Co., will oversee private-sector investment initiatives in Palestine for a group known as the “Middle East Quartet, ” the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. De Boer has worked at McKinsey since 1985 and has been based in Dubai since 1999,  the Journal reports. He has advised …

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Saudi Arabia Submits Request for $1B in Raytheon Missile Sales

Saudi Arabia has asked to buy more than 15, 000 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales transactions worth close to $1.1 billion combined. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposals Thursday in two separate notices, one detailing a $900 million …

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