Anti-satellite weaponry is possible, something which should be reckoned with when planning possible military operations, defense expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik China.

In an interview with Sputnik China, military expert Vasily Kashin described an anti-satellite weapon as a new reality which one should consider when planning a possible military operation.

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The tie-up of AT&T Inc T.N and Time Warner Inc TWX.N, bringing together one of the country’s largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation amid massive changes in how people watch TV.

Stocks of some programmers that could attract interest rose sharply on Friday as the deal of the year came together. Discovery Communications Inc DISCA.O gained 3.6 percent, AMC Networks Inc AMCX.O rose 3.9 percent and Scripps Networks Interactive Inc SNI.O jumped 5.6 percent.

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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – AT&T-Time Warner may signal start of new media industry consolidation

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In the latest partisan escalation on the Federal Election Commission, a top Democratic commissioner has ripped a Republican commissioner’s bid to protect books, radio and Internet media from regulation as “pitiful.”

Ann Ravel, a former FEC chairwoman, joined other Democrats at a meeting this month to block Republican Lee Goodman’s proposal to explicitly expand the “press exemption” from regulations to books, satellite radio and Internet-based news media.

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Time For Truth: (Washington Examiner) – FEC war: Dems reject call to protect Internet news, talk radio from regs

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China’s first space station will meet a fiery end next year when the 8.5-tonne module comes crashing down to Earth, amid concerns authorities have lost control of the craft.

The Tiangong-1 space station was launched in September 2011 and currently orbits Earth at an altitude of 230 miles (370km).

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Illegal and unreported fishing is a multibillion-dollar business around the globe, and one that has proven notoriously difficult to combat. In part, that’s because it involves a constant stream of renegade fishermen being pursued by countries that have only limited resources to carry out a perpetual cat-and-mouse game on the high seas.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Post
Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – How Google is helping to crack down on illegal fishing — from space

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