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Airbus delivers first A330 tanker aircraft to South Korea

Airbus delivers first A330 tanker aircraft to South Korea

Business
Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Republic of Korea Air Force has landed at Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea for acceptance tests. The Airbus and ROKAF crewed aircraft arrived in South Korea after ferrying from the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Getafe, Spain, with a stop in Vancouver, Canada, the company said in a press release on Tuesday. The plane will undergo ground and flight testing before acceptance by the ROKAF with an Airbus team present to provide technical support and advice during the trials until the plane is officially handed over to South Korea. The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport is a derivative of the A330-220 civilian airliner designed for aerial refueling of other aircraft and cargo and personnel transport. T...
South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

South Asian Monsoon affects more people in Southern Hemisphere than once thought

Science
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Warming in the southern hemisphere of Asia has a stronger affect on monsoon strength than scientists previously thought, a discovery that could have a devastating affect billions of people, according to a new study. A team of researchers from Georgia State University, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Brown University rebuilt the eastern Indian Ocean's precipitation history by examining ancient sediment core from the eastern Indian Ocean. Each year, between June and September, the South Asian Monsoon dumps heavy rainfall on the region. A half year of drought and a negative economic, social and environmental impact for India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka follow the downpour. The monsoon'...
South Sudan peace deal bumpy as rebel leader doesn't return

South Sudan peace deal bumpy as rebel leader doesn't return

World
South Sudan's government is spending millions of dollars next week to celebrate a "final final" peace deal to end a five-year civil war. One problem: The rebel leader who agreed to share power is reluctant to come home. Riek Machar's hesitation amid security concerns is the latest sign that one of Africa's deadliest conflicts might be merely on pause. Worried observers can list several more: Key implementation deadlines have not been met. Cease-fire violations continue amid shocking abuses. And detainees who should have been freed remain behind bars. "There's been no indication that the peace deal's been working," said Denay J. Chagor, chairman of South Sudan's United Movement opposition party, who helped negotiate the peace talks. He told The Associated Press it looks unlikely that Mach...
South Korea ratifies Pyongyang Declaration, military agreement

South Korea ratifies Pyongyang Declaration, military agreement

World
SEOUL, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The South Korean government ratified Tuesday the inter-Korean agreements signed at the North-South Korea summit in Pyongyang last month. South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed and ratified the Pyongyang Declaration and the military agreement at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The two agreements were signed with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the September summit in Pyongyang. Moon said the ratification will "improve inter-Korean relations and reduce military tensions," which will be necessary to "facilitate the process for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." "This will help rid the country of risks and protect the people's lives and safety. Moreover, it will benefit the residents living on the border areas," Moon said at the cabinet meeting. The govern...
South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

World
SEOUL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen agreed on the process toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Rasmussen welcomed Moon's diplomatic efforts through inter-Korean summits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and permanent peace in the country, and expressed firm support in his endeavor at their summit on Saturday in Copenhagen. Moon visited Denmark on the last leg of his European tour and held a summit with Rasmussen. The two leaders announced a joint press statement after their summit on Saturday. They also pledged cooperation and partnership in areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine and welfare, as well as i...