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PENTAGON: CHINA MILITARY EXERC...

The Pentagon said Thursday it was "concerned" about Chinese military exercises around a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, noting the maneuvers will "further destabilize" the region."The De...

BOEING COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF RE...

Boeing's communications chief resigned Thursday following a complaint over an article he wrote more than 30 years ago contending that women should not serve in combat.His resignation comes as a numbe...

INDIA GREENLIGHTS PURCHASE OF ...

India's defence ministry Thursday signed off on the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion, amid rising tensions with nuclear-armed neighbour China.The purch...

TURKEY SEEKS FRENCH APOLOGY OV...

Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday said France should apologise for making "false claims" about a naval incident in the Mediterranean that has fuelled tensions between the NATO allies."When France...

AIRBUS SEEKS AID TO MINIMISE J...

European aircraft builder Airbus dangled a lifeline Thursday for some employees menaced by 15,000 layoffs planned worldwide over the coronavirus, saying government aid could rescue thousands of facto...

US TREASURY AGREES ON LOAN TER...

The US Treasury on Thursday announced it had reached an agreement with five major airlines on the terms of loans to rescue their businesses after the coronavirus pandemic badly dented air carriers.Th...

AFRICA AIRLINE INDUSTRY LOST $...

Africa's travel and tourism industry has lost $55-billion due to the closure of borders to limit the spread of coronavirus, the African Union said Thursday.On a continent where safaris are a powerful...

AIRBUS CHIEF SAYS CAN SAVE 3,5...

European aircraft builder Airbus said Thursday that it could save up to 3,500 jobs in Germany and France if government help is forthcoming, out of 15,000 layoffs planned worldwide over the coronaviru...

QUARANTINES HURTING MIDEAST AV...

Strict quarantine measures imposed by African and Middle Eastern nations are preventing the travel industry from getting back off the ground, threatening further losses and bankruptcies, the Internat...

ITALIAN MARINES 'ENTITLED TO I...

Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 were entitled to immunity from prosecution, a tribunal ruled Thursday in a case that poisoned ties between the two countries.The Pe...

IRAN AGREES TO COMPENSATE DOWN...

Sweden said Thursday that Iran had agreed to compensate the families of the foreign victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down outside Tehran in January.The Boeing 737 aircraft was str...

ITALIAN MARINES 'ENTITLED TO I...

Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 were entitled to immunity from prosecution, a tribunal ruled Thursday in a case that poisoned ties between the two countries.The Pe...