EUROPEAN Union ministers have been asked to approve an updated list of technology whose export should be tightly restricted because of concerns that in the wrong hands, they could be used to develop military and terrorist weapons. European Commission officials have been reviewing the EU's list of so-called dual-use goods for more than a year and Brussels now formally proposed its new catalogue of controlled exports. These include nuclear materials, certain software, some sophisticated computers and associated networks, electronic navigation ...

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