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Boeing unveils plans for new version of 737 Max

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed the deal, bringing the total number of Airbus planes ordered by GECAS to nearly 600 aircraft. The agreement for 40 aircraft, valued at $4.7 billion at current list prices, includes an order for 20 new 737 MAX 10 planes and conversion of 20 of SpiceJet's 737 MAX 8 aircraft from an existing order, the two companies said in a statement on Mond... [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack

Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack After chairing a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergencies committee earlier, Mrs May said the attack was "every bit as insidious and destructive to our values and our way of life" as the recent string of terror attacks apparently motivated by Islamist extremism. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rules California courts lack jurisidction in pharmaceutical mass action case

Almost 700 plaintiffs, only 86 of whom are California residents, filed eight separate complaints in California Superior Court [official website] asserting that the drug had damaged their health. BMS and the USA government said California's Supreme Court erred when it agreed that the out-of-state plaintiffs had standing in the case. In 19 business-related cases that the U.S. [Full Article...]

Stay put? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-floor apartment block, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could have occurred. Anger among residents has been mounting in recent days as information about the missing has been scanty and efforts to find temporary housing have faltered. [Full Article...]

London mosque attack requires 'urgent' action

When the driver of the van jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run "I tackled him on the floor until the police came", Aidroos told the BBC . Police said another man died at the scene, although he was receiving first aid at the time and it wasn't clear if he died as a result of the attack or of something else. [Full Article...]

Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction'

Trump attorney: President not 'under investigation for obstruction' During an interview on CNN's " State of the Union " Sekulow explained to Jake Tapper that Trump wasn't able to clarify that he was referring to the Washington Post reports in his tweets because of the "limitation" Twitter has on characters used in a tweet. [Full Article...]

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital

USA congressman Scalise still in critical condition: hospital Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. The FBI recovered the list, which was reportedly handwritten by suspect James Hodgkinson , who shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others before he was killed by Capitol Police. [Full Article...]

What's Next for the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols?

What's Next for the New Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols? THE Philippines on Monday forged a trilateral maritime patrol with Indonesia and Malaysia in the Sulu Sea to bolster the region's war against terrorism and transnational crimes. A new Maritime Command Centre (MCC) was also inaugurated at Tarakan, at a ceremony witnessed by officials from all three countries. On the ongoing operation against militants in Marawi city, the general congratulated the... [Full Article...]

To North Korea and Back: Otto Warmbier's Strange, Sad Trip

North Korea released Warmbier early last week after detaining him for 18 months. Hours after Warmbier's sentencing the White House announced new sanctions against North Korea including sanctions on shipping, mining, energy and financial service sectors, the New York Times reported . [Full Article...]

United Nations chief express sadness over death of 62 people in Portugal

United Nations chief express sadness over death of 62 people in Portugal Spain dispatched four water-bombing aircraft Sunday morning, and three firefighting planes arrived from France in the afternoon. He said at least 30 people died inside their cars as they tried to flee between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. [Full Article...]

Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise

Number of people assumed dead in London tower block blaze to rise The interior of the 24-storey tower block was gutted beyond recognition, with police commander Stuart Cundy referring to the conditions as "indescribable". "It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", she said in a message marking the event . "We'll get to the bottom of this", she said. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June . [Full Article...]

Egypt condemns London mosque attack

Egypt condemns London mosque attack The use of a vehicle to mow down pedestrians drew horrifying parallels with this month's London Bridge attack , when three men drove a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree, and with another auto and knife rampage near parliament in March. [Full Article...]

Trump's tweets say he's under investigation-but his team disagrees

Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe the Russia matter, is investigating whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian officials or others with ties to the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

London tower toll rises to 79

More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks were involved in operations to douse the blaze, which last for several hours. Police had announced the death toll as 58 on Saturday, and confirmed that a 23-year-old Syrian refugee was the first victim of the huge fire. [Full Article...]

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

Most of the world's refugees come from Syria, with 5. 5 million forced to flee the country in 2016. Half of all refugees were children. There were another 2.8 million asylum seekers , the report said. The number marks a jump of 300,000 from the end of 2015, according to a new report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday. [Full Article...]

Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter

The Trump tweets come after the top lawyer for his transition team warned organization officials to preserve all records and other materials related to the Russian Federation probe. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office". Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe. [Full Article...]

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium In response to networks like CNN that chose to broadcast audio of the briefing, even without a visual to accompany, the White House barred attendees from doing that, too. "[Without the briefing] they would have additional time to work their own sources, and maybe sources outside the administration would come up with better stories". [Full Article...]

At Least 1 Dead After Vehicle Hits Pedestrians Near North London Mosque

The Muslim Council of Britain umbrella group said it expected increased security "as a matter of urgency". "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship", secretary general of the Council, Harun Khan, said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3

Army firing in Gorkhaland protest kills 3 On Saturday, The Hindu reported that clashes across Darjeeling killed one GJM supporter and injured 35 security personnel. A spokesman for GJM said the body of the third alleged victim was in a hospital awaiting post-mortem. In a democracy like India resorting to violence would never help in finding a solution, he said, emphasising that every issue can be resolved through mutual dialogue. [Full Article...]

Airbus to showcase major A380 upgrade at Paris Airshow

Airbus to showcase major A380 upgrade at Paris Airshow Airbus PRESS‏ also said: "Introducing #A380plus, further increasing A380's efficiency w/ winglets to provide up to 4 % fuel burn savings", to confirm the BBC's report. There has been a dearth of orders for the plane as more airlines opt for smaller twin-engine jets, which cost less to fly and maintain. The existing A380 model has an average capacity of 497 passengers, which could be upped to ... [Full Article...]


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