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Europe's air forces risk falling behind as US and China bulk up

- Smaller players - US President Donald Trump has further bolstered defence spending that should reach "an extremely high level this year, $700 billion compared with $200 billion in 2002," Plouvier said. It has been a boon to industry leaders like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, not to mention the future Raytheon-UTC.
 

No water to cook and clean, many eateries in Chennai to shut shop

CHENNAI: With severe water crisis and consequential increase in prices of vegetables eating into their margins, several small and medium-sized hotels in the city say they are on the verge of shutting down. Most of them are already operating for just five to six hours with limited items on the menu,....

Andhra to experience severe heatwave for next 48 hours, warns IMD

VIJAYAWADA: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Hyderabad issued severe heatwave warnings for the next 48 hours in all districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Several places in both North and South Coastal districts recorded temperatures above 45 degree Celsius on Sunday, according to the....

Budget, triple talaq bill lined up as first Lok Sabha session begins on Monday

NEW DELHI: With the first session of the new Lok Sabha beginning on Monday, the Modi 2.0 government has lined up a slew of legislations like those on major labour reforms and triple talaq, though the big-ticket agenda would be the passage of the Union budget.

India's retaliatory tariffs on 28 American goods take eff...

by Pankaj Yadav. NEW DELHI, June 16 (Xinhua) -- India's newly increased tariffs on 28 American goods came into effect from Sunday, as a retaliatory measure to Washington's recent refusal to exempt India from higher steel and aluminum tariffs. India on Saturday night officially announced to hike....

Xi urges joint efforts to open up new prospects for Asian security, development

DUSHANBE, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged Asian countries and their partners to join hands in opening up new prospects for Asian security and development under new circumstances. Addressing the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building....

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while South Korea's Kospi edged up nearly 0.

The Latest: Protesters move from street to government office

The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Protesters in Hong Kong have begun leaving the streets and gathering near the city's government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before were seen streaming....

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to media at a court in Hong Kong. Members of his Demosisto party say the Hong Kong activist Wong, a leading figure in the 2014 Umbrella Movement, is to be released from prison.

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as US and Iran face off

Dubai : Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region. Thursday’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman exacerbated....

05:04 Business Asian shares wobble on trade, political tensions; focus turns to Fed meet

By Tomo Uetake. TOKYO (Reuters) Asian shares got off to a shaky start on Monday as investors were cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong Kong kept risk-appetite in check. MSCI ’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan

China says to roll out rare earths policies as soon as possible

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s state planner said on Monday it will study and roll out relevant polices on rare earths as soon as possible. Meng Wei, spokeswoman for the National Development and Reform Commission ( NDRC ), made the comments at a press conference in Beijing, without giving details on the policies.

Will Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich be appointed ministers?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to appoint Rabbi Rafi Peretz and Bezalel Smotrich as Education and Transportation Ministers, respectively, on Monday. The two MKs from the United Right party were summoned to a meeting in the Prime Minister's Office scheduled for Monday afternoon.

article Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lag

(Adds Trump tweet) By Rami Amichay. BERUCHIM, Golan Heights, June 16 (Reuters) - Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political stumbles.

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader with democracy activist set to leave jail

(Recasts) By Farah Master and Marius Zaharia. HONG KONG, June 17 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty grows over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and the extradition bill she postponed at the weekend.

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago. Wang Dan and 21 others, backed by the group Chinese Human....

MEDIA-Beijing, NE rustbelt see population decline in 2018 - CNS

-- Source link: https://bit.ly/2MS28M4. -- Four of China's 31 provinces and regions saw their population decline last year, including capital Beijing and the northeast rustbelt provinces of Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Jilin, the China News Service reported, citing recently published local government data.

EXCLUSIVE-Major companies found using courts to avoid Brazil's slave labor 'dirty list'

By Fabio Teixeira. RIO DE JANEIRO, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major businesses in Brazil are using court injunctions to avoid being named and shamed on the country's slave labor "dirty list" - a practice that prosecutors and judges said weakened a key tool designed to stop companies profiting from slavery.

02:20 Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

The move came after activists rejected an apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Groups of police, most in normal uniforms not riot gear, sought to clear the roads of metal and plastic barricades to enable traffic to pass through.

Buffalo rising: Iconic animal's return feeds renaissance of Blackfeet culture

Taos Wellman, 11, was attending his third spring buffalo slaughter on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. He listed off the commodities on the hoof: a bladder that becomes a water jug, spoons from the horns, a whip from the tail, glue from those cantaloupe-sized hooves.

Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

COMITAN, Mexico (AP) � Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants.

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

TOKYO (AP) � Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while South Korea's Kospi edged up nearly 0.

Nordic Capital buys majority stake in U.S. healthcare software company ArisGlobal: WSJ

(Reuters) - European buyout group Nordic Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in U.S. healthcare software company ArisGlobal LLC, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the matter. The deal values ArisGlobal at $700 million including debt, and comes as Nordic Capital plans to establish its first U.

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lag

BERUCHIM, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Israel approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria - but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political stumbles.

Sudan's Bashir charged with corruption, in first appearance since April

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Looking much the same as prior to his removal by the military, he was driven to the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum.

Wildfire smoke prompts air quality advisory for parts of B.C.

CTV News Vancouver Published Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:23PM PDT Last Updated Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:24PM PDT. Wildfire smoke will likely impact parts of British Columbia over the next day or two, according to a ‘Smoky Skies Bulletin’ issued by the provincial government and Environment Canada.

Ninth Count in Donegal sees Kennedy inch closer to quota

Independent Niamh Kennedy continues to progress in the Donegal Electoral Area following the distribution of Fianna Fail candidate Eimear McGuinness’s votes in the ninth count. However she is still just over a hundred votes off the quota. Donegal Town Independent candidate Pauric Kennedy has been eliminated, with incumbent Independents.

Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh of Fine Gael has been elected in the Letterkenny Electoral Area

. Seventh Count. Distribution of Moran’s vote. Kevin Bradley (Independent) +84, 1294. Donal Coyle (Fianna Fáil) +75, 1348. Adrian Glackin (Sinn Féin) +22, 957. Jimmy Kavanagh (Fine Gael) +334, 1701. Manus Mandy Kelly (Fianna Fáil) +96, 1124. Michael McBride (Independent) +70, 1430. Gerry McMonagle (Sinn Féin), +23, 995.

New SAE International® Meetup to Explore Radar Technology in Autonomous Vehicles

PALO ALTO, Calif. May 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SAE International® announces a new Meetup that will explore the Metawave radar platform and how it is used in autonomous vehicles. Presented by SAE – Innovations in Mobility, "M etawave: A New Radar for Automated Driving" will be held Tuesday, May 28 , from 6:30-9 p.

Greek prime minister calls for early election after EU loss

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for an early national election following the defeat of his party at the European Parliament elections. Tsipras said from the Syriza party offices that “the result does not rise to our expectations … I will not ignore it or quit.

Finland wins world hockey championship, beating Canada 3-1

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday. Anttila tied it at 1 on a power play early in the second period and the Finnish captain made it 2-1 early in the third.
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