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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....

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

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.

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....

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.

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.

UK Conservatives fear wipeout in Brexit-dominated EU poll

LONDON (AP) — The first official British results in the European Parliament bear out predictions of victory for the Brexit Party led by anti-EU figurehead Nigel Farage and a big surge for the strongly pro-European Liberal Democrats. Both the governing Conservatives and main opposition Labour Party are braced for a drubbing as U.

Army’s holiday tweet prompts stories of harmful effects of military service

It was meant to be part of a social media tribute on Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday afternoon, the Army posted a video on Twitter featuring a scout in fatigues who said his service gave him the opportunity to fight for something greater than himself, making him a better man.

Devers homers, Red Sox avoid sweep with 4-1 win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers homered off Justin Verlander, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of two errors by the Houston Astros to avoid a series sweep with a 4-1 victory Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez (5-3) held Houston to one run and four hits in six innings, improving to 5-1 in his last eight starts.

Greens triumph as German governing parties perform poorly

BERLIN Germany’s governing parties were headed for their worst post-World War II showing in a nationwide election on Sunday amid discontent with their stuttering performance over the past year, with the Greens surging to second place amid increasing concern about climate change.

Air New Zealand announces investment in new fuel-efficient Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners

Air New Zealand has today announced significant investment in its international network and customer experience with commitments to purchase eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft powered by GE Aviation’s GEnx-1B engines. At today’s list prices, the agreement represents a value of US $2.7 billion.

HSBC Singapore sets its sights on SME segment

"Our proposition is not just about the provision of capital, but capital in the context of advice and assistance on whatever forms of capital other than debt capital might be available." - Alan Turner, managing director and head of commercial banking, HSBC, seen here with Ng Li Lian, HSBC country head of business banking.

EITE business committed to low-emissions economy - BusinessNZ

A new report shows firms with high energy use working responsibly towards climate goals. A report by Castalia Strategic Advisors shows that EITE (Emission Intensive and Trade Exposed) businesses are proactively reducing emissions and have a common interest in helping the Government to meet its international climate change obligations.

‘Stop the Poop’ rally protests coastal pollution at the border

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — A local advocacy group held a rally Sunday morning calling on the federal government to stop the pollution of coastal waters caused by untreated sewage from the Tijuana River Valley. “Stop the Poop” protesters gathered at the San Ysidro Port of Entry to call attention to the....

In her own words: Christine Holgate's tale of the G20 photo that changed Blackmores' fortunes

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott with Christine Holgate, chief executive of Australia Post and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 in the photo taken on Ms Holgate's smuggled iPhone. Credit: Alan Joyce. "Because I had been passionate about international trade for a long time Tony Abbott asked....

EU elections: centrist groups expected to lose grip on power

The 40-year grip of the two main centrist political groups on the levers of power in Brussels looked set to be broken as voters in the European elections turned out in record numbers to bolster radical alternatives including the Greens and the far right.

#Elections2019: A tale of two elections for Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin might be tempted to take some Charles Dickens down from the bookshelf today and start adding in his own, personalised chapter. It’s not quite a tale of two cities for the soldiers of destiny, more a tale of two elections, with the party retaining pole position in....

Greek PM calls snap vote after EU drubbing

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called snap national elections after suffering a heavy defeat from opposition conservatives in European elections. With an unexpectedly severe pounding at the ballot box for leftist Syriza, Tsipras decided not to continue to a full term, which expires in October.

Barnaby’s awkward on-air demotion

Barnaby Joyce didn’t know he had lost his job as drought special envoy until journalists told him. “Just found out from you guys then,” he tweeted to Sky News yesterday. By then he knew the shut-out was complete. The new government, fuelled by confidence and authority, had imposed a Barnaby ban.

EU election: Surge for Greens and euroskeptics, losses for centrist bloc

Millions of voters across the EU have cast their ballots on the final day of voting for the European Parliament elections, in a poll that will shape European politics for the next five years. Initial results on Sunday evening suggested the grand coalition between the center-right European People's....

Greek PM calls snap vote after drubbing for ruling Syriza

May 26, 2019. By Renee Maltezou and Michele Kambas. ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap national elections after suffering a heavy defeat by the opposition conservatives in European Parliament elections on Sunday. With an unexpectedly severe pounding at the ballot box....
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