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Building a Russian supersonic business jet: First flight demonstrator will be a rebuilt MiG-29

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The maiden flight of what will eventually become a Russian supersonic business jet may happen in three to four years, but the demonstrator will be a rebuilt MiG-29 fighter jet, which will test the future aircraft’s body. Supersonic passenger flights were a thing a few decades ago, but ultimately both Russia’s Tu-144 and the French Read More

This Day in History: Oct. 16

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On this day, Oct. 16 … 1962: The Cuban missile crisis begins as President John F. Kennedy is informed that reconnaissance photos reveal the presence of missile bases in Cuba. Also on this day: 1793: During the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, is beheaded. 1859: Radical abolitionist John Brown leads a group Read More

Macron, Merkel meet to discuss Brexit, Syria before EU summit

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French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks on Wednesday with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a united front on Brexit, Syria and other issues ahead of this week’s EU summit. Macron will go into the two-day meeting in Brussels on Thursday still smarting from the rejection of Read More

EU ministers fail to agree on talks with Albania, N. Macedonia

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European Union ministers have failed to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France, AP reported. Apologizing to the citizens of the two Balkans hopefuls, Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Tuesday that “the overwhelming majority” of EU member countries supported Read More

Zoe Kravitz follows Berry and Hathaway in playing Catwoman

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Comic book fans will be purring with delight at the mews that Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson in the next Batman film. Kravitz as good as confirmed her casting when she responded to an Instagram post by Aquaman star Jason Momoa in which he said he was “freaking stoked” by her latest Read More

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 16

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Oct 16 (Reuters) - Britain's futures were down 0.42% ahead of cash markets open. *HSBC: HSBC Holdings hired investment bank Lazard Ltd to sell its French retail business, a source close to the matter told Reuters, as part of a plan by new interim chief executive Noel Quinn to reduce costs across the banking group. Read More

Trump seen threatening retaliation against Italy digital tax: official

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By Steve Holland and Alexandra Alper Oct 15, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; President Donald J. Trump departs the Rose Garden after he welcomed the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues to The White House on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is Read More

Riot police blast firefighters with water cannons during Paris protests (VIDEOS)

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French riot police have turned water cannons on some of the thousands of firefighters who are marching through Paris to demand better resources in order to tackle the increasing number of forest fires each year. Firefighters are demonstrating against a number of key concerns, chiefly government policies on resources for their sector, funding problems, and Read More

Airbus looks undervalued & more cash-rich than Boeing

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Equity analysts at Barclays say the immediate future for European aerospace giant Airbus looks “brighter than ever,” thanks to a mature portfolio offering reliable cash flow over the next five years. “Central to our investment thesis on Airbus is our view that the scale and predictability of its FCF (free cash flow) is superior to Read More

No more ladies & gentlemen on board! Air Canada courts woke police with gender-neutral welcome that is… EVERYONE?

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Addressing passengers as ‘ladies and gentlemen’ is discriminatory against those who don’t identify as either, so let’s just call them ‘everybody,’ Air Canada has decided. So no more gentlefolk on board. Employees of the top Canadian airline were instructed to drop the long-time tradition of calling their passengers “ladies and gentlemen” (or “mesdames et messieurs” Read More