State Department says evaluation of French chemical weapon evidence from Syria is ongoing

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. investigation into the potential use of chemical weapons and recent evidence put forward by French journalists is ongoing, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.
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Upcoming talks between North Korea and South Korea may not yield progress on nuclear issue

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Upcoming talks between North Korea and South Korea to discuss the Kaesong Industrial Complex may not help U.S. efforts to make progress on denuclearization with North Korea, the State Department said on Thursday.
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U.K. Ministry of Defence looks for ways to speed up antibiotic development

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.K. Ministry of Defence announced on May 29 that it is looking for innovative new ways to speed up the development of antibiotics to help support the United Kingdom's armed forces.
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New website reveals details of Iran Nuclear Program

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The website irannewsupdate.com revealed on Friday three major setbacks to the Iran nuclear program within the past 10 years.
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HHS signs $17.7 million contract for development of countermeasures for bioterror

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority recently announced a $17.7 million contract with the Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based Cempra Pharmaceuticals for bioterror countermeasure research.
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World Future Council announces nominations for most innovative disarmament policies

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Future Council, a Germany-based charitable foundation, in partnership with the U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, announced nominations on Thursday for the Future Policy Award 2013.
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Chemical demilitarization conference held in London

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is holding the 16th annual Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Conference from June 6 to 7.
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House approves 2014 DHS Appropriations bill

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House approved the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill Friday for the 2014 fiscal year on a vote of 245 to 182, which falls underneath the suggested budget from the President.
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OPCW director-general opens U.K. disarmament conference

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ahmet uzumcu
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Presidents Obama and Xi agree on North Korean denuclearization

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barack Obama
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iBio receives patent from China for anthrax antibody

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

iBio, Inc., announced on Monday that it recently received a Chinese patent for the composition and production of a human monoclonal antibody used in the treatment of anthrax.
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South Korea hosts Ninth Regional Assistance and Protection course

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons organized the ninth Regional Assistance and Protection course for Asian States Parties from May 27 to 31.
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U.S. and China discuss North Korea goals, sanctions and diplomacy

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.S. will take any steps necessary to defend itself and its allies from the threat of North Korea, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said on Saturday.
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U.S. calls on Israel and Syria to abide by ceasefire

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Syria and Israel should abide by the long-held ceasefire as part of the 1974 Disengagement of Forces agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
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Nominations announced for Future Policy Award 2013

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Future Council, in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, announced on Thursday the nominations for the Future Policy Award 2013.
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Texas woman arrested for allegedly sending ricin letter to President

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Castor beans, ricin's source
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Contract between Chimerix and BARDA extended

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chimerix, Inc., announced on June 3 that it is extending its contract with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority for the continued development of CMX001.
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Smiths Detection Threat Detector approved for use

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Smiths Detection Multi-Mode Threat Detector was approved for use on Tuesday after passing quality testing by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for portable Explosive Trace Detection technologies.
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Marines earn rescue certification

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines completed a 10-day rescue training course on May 30 at the Center for National Response in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
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Anti-personnel mines banned across EU

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Landmines
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