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Vietnam holds live-fire drill amid China tensions

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam on Monday held live-fire naval drills in the tense South China Sea, a move that analysts see as raising the risk of a “showdown” with Beijing in a deepening territorial rift. A long-standing dispute between the communist neighbours over sovereignty of two potentially oil-rich archipelagos has…

Airliners fly in face of cyber attack scares

This finely choreographed global ballet of speeding metal, fuel and flesh moved almost five billion passengers in 2009, according to data from Airports Council International. But what if all those screens went blank? Inside the hot and stuffy glass bulb of the Hong Kong airport control tower, a dozen staff…

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