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Bombardier's alliance with Airbus creates new hurdles for Boeing, but the US giant could respond by deepening its collaboration with Brazil's Embraer and launching a new aircraft, analysts say. The surprise deal with Airbus was designed to let Bombardier proceed with its C Series program and avert draconian US sanctions that had been ordered in a preliminary Commerce Department decision in response to a Boeing complaint. "Anything that's good for Airbus is bad for Boeing of course," said Jim Corridore, an analyst at CFRA Research, summarizing the reaction of many observers to the Airbus-Bombardier venture.
US President Donald Trump launched into a fresh war of words with a fellow Republican on Tuesday, warning John McCain "I fight back, and it won't be pretty" after the respected senator criticized him in a speech. Speaking on Monday night at an event held to honor his life's achievements, McCain accused Trump of spreading a "half-baked, spurious nationalism." The former presidential candidate and war hero, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, added the US must not retreat from global leadership nor "find scapegoats (rather) than solve problems." Trump lashed out Tuesday, telling conservative radio host Chris Plante: "People have to be careful...
A Fulton County, Ga., mother-of-four has been charged with murder.
The Philippine army on Tuesday said it was hunting down a Malaysian professor primed to be next Isil leader in Southeast Asia after the terrorist movement's two most senior regional commanders were killed in battle. Isil's Southeast Asia emir, Isnilon Hapilon, and Omarkhayam Maute, leader of the Isil-affiliated Maute group were shot on Monday morning in a surgical operation carried out by Philippine special forces in the besieged southern city of Marawi. The army is in the final stages of liberating the Muslim city in the province of Mindanao after it was invaded by Isil-linked terrorists on May 23, causing 360,000 to flee. President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated on Tuesday,...
BAGHDAD (AP) - Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here's what you need to know:
BEIRUT (AP) - Raqqa's infamous public square where Islamic State militants used to perform brutal executions and beheadings has been captured Monday by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the extremist group in Syria, as officials say they expect the city to fall "within a few days."
Even 100 years after the fact, Albert Einstein is still getting his due. On Monday, more than a thousand astronomers and physicists around the world celebrated the announcement of a landmark discovery. For the first time, researchers saw the immediate aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars - leftover stellar remnants packed with more mass than our sun but with the diameter as small as the city of Boston. SEE ALSO: Researchers watched as gold was made millions of light-years from Earth Researchers detected both the ripples in space and time sent out by the colliding neutron stars as well as the light signature from the event. This marks the first time a cosmic collision has been...
President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday the Affordable Care Act no longer exists, a statement that follows a long list of actions his administration has taken to undermine the law.
Islamic State's emir in Southeast Asia Isnilon Hapilon has been killed in offensive by Philippine troops, the country's defence secretary claimed on Monday. His death deals a blow to Isil's reported ambition to create a regional base to carry out terrorist activities across Asia. Minster Delfin Lorenza said Hapilon had been killed alongside Omar Maute, leader of the Isil-linked Maute group, during a final push to retake the southern Muslim city of Marawi, which has been besieged by Islamist militants since May. "We have received a report from AFP ground commanders in Marawi that the operation…has resulted in the death of the last terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, and that...
One worker is missing and several others are injured after a massive explosion ripped through an oil rig in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain.
By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for Oct. 26 saying it should only take place once wide-ranging reforms are undertaken, urged his supporters on Sunday to hold protests. Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to the repeat vote, in which Odinga had been set to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta once again. The Supreme Court nullified Kenyatta's victory in the original election on Aug. 8, citing procedural irregularities.
Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.
US-backed forces announced Sunday the "final phase" of the battle to retake Syria's Raqa, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State group fighters and their families. More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS fighters and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold. Commanders said the way was now clear for a final assault by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-Arab militia alliance that broke into Raqa in June and has since captured 90 percent of the city.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joins "This Week" to discuss her decision to stay in the Senate as a key moderate vote.
Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters overhead were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas north of San Francisco that have consumed nearly 214,000 acres (86,000 hectares) over seven days, or roughly 334 square miles (865 sq km) - an area larger than New York City. The 40 confirmed fatalities, including 22 in Sonoma County, already make it the deadliest fire...
A convoy will leave Syria's Raqqa on Saturday under an evacuation deal agreed as a US-backed force battles to seize Isil's last positions in the city. The US-led coalition said the deal for the evacuation would exclude foreign Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters, but left unclear whether Syrian jihadists would be able to quit their one-time stronghold. The agreement, reached by local officials, comes after days of talks on a way for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces to secure the last parts of the city while avoiding further civilian casualties. Earlier Saturday, the US-led coalition said around 100 Isil fighters had surrendered to the SDF in the past 24...
A convoy will leave Syria's Raqa on Saturday under an evacuation deal, the US-led coalition said, as a US-backed force battles to seize the Islamic State group's last positions there. The coalition said the deal reached by local officials aimed to avoid civilian casualties and would exclude foreign IS fighters, but made no mention of whether Syrian jihadists would be able to leave. "The arrangement is designed to minimise civilian casualties and purportedly excludes foreign Daesh terrorists as people trapped in the city continue to flee the impending fall of Daesh's so-called capital," the coalition said, using the Arabic acronym for IS.
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces and their allies on Saturday said they seized the town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold in the country's east, in a major gain in the race for territories previously held by the militant group.
(This version of the story corrects spelling of Caitlan Coleman's name) By Drazen Jorgic and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping for a fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed. Pakistan and the United States have for years been - at best - uneasy allies in the war against the Taliban and other Islamist extremists. U.S. President Donald Trump said the raid that rescued American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three young children showed that...
The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 33 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. "We're not out of this emergency, not even close," said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. "But we are seeing some progress in areas the fires have impacted," Ghilarducci told a news conference.
WASHINGTON ― The conventional wisdom about President Donald Trump is clear enough: He's an infantile, ignorant moron surrounded by a shrinking political base, a phalanx of enemies who used to be friends, and more investigators than the FBI Academy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Unarmed, worn out and ready to give up, the suspect in the fatal shootings of three adult relatives and a 7-year-old boy didn't try to flee when officers arrested him Friday as he walked along a road in far southern Ohio, a sheriff said.
By Drazen Jorgic and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed. Pakistan and the United States have for years been - at best - uneasy allies in the war against the Taliban and other Islamist extremists. U.S. President Donald Trump said the raid that rescued American Caitlan Campbell, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three young children showed that Pakistan had started to "respect the United States again" in response to his...
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, made so many omissions on the security clearance forms he submitted that the governmental body responsible for reviewing them is incredulous.
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After Twitter suspended her account, Rose McGowan returned to the social media platform on Thursday afternoon and revealed that Harvey Weinstein allegedly raped her. The actress, who had been named in the New York Times' initial Oct. 5 exposé as having reached a settlement with Weinstein in 1997, slammed Amazon chief Jeff Bezos in a string of explosive tweets for allegedly ignoring her claims, despite her telling Bezos' Amazon Studios head "over and over" that the rape had indeed occurred.
Emma Thompson is joining a chorus of famous actresses condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against him.
An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been rescued after five years held hostage by a militant group with links to the Taliban. Caitlan Coleman, 31, gave birth to three children while held in captivity by the Haqqani network, along with her 34-year-old husband Joshua Boyle. According to a statement from Pakistan's army, they were freed as militants brought them into the country from Afghanistan, following a tip-off on their location from US intelligence. Donald Trump yesterday hailed the rescue. "Pakistani co-operation," said the US President, "is a sign that it is honouring America's wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region." Last night...
Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar's western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal violence, sending more than 520,000 Rohingya racing over to neighbouring Bangladesh since late August. The leader of the world's Catholics will visit both nations on a highly charged trip in late November -- although there are currently no plans to visit strife-torn Rakhine or the refugee camps in Bangladesh.
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Melania Trump and Sophie Trudeau met on Wednesday alongside their husbands, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the White House.
Cara Delevingne is speaking out about her own disturbing encounter with Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by multiple women spanning three decades.
The climber had lost other friends to the sport.
11) ― Harvey Weinstein released a statement on Georgina Chapman's decision to leave him, saying, "I encouraged her to do what was in her heart."
In a span of one minute and 54 seconds, model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez explicitly said the word "no" five times to Harvey Weinstein's sexual advances.
We can minimize the damage through science, says one expert.
By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - A tough line from President Donald Trump has been met by a show of unity from both sides of Iran's political divide, uniting hardliners who cast the United States as an implacable enemy with pragmatists who seek rapprochement with the West. Iran, which has kept up a steady drumbeat of angry statements for days, lashed out again on Tuesday, threatening to teach the Americans "new lessons" and keep "all options on the table" if Washington blacklists its Revolutionary Guards. Trump, who has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of being too soft on Iran, is expected to announce a hardening of policy this week, likely to include "decertifying" a...
Moscow accused the US on Tuesday of reducing air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq to let jihadists into Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army, claims the Pentagon denied. Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Syrian regime was attempting to push the jihadists out of eastern Deir Ezzor province, but that arrivals from Iraq were boosting their numbers. "The US-led coalition, pretending to fight IS, largely in Iraq, sees all this but continues allegedly active measures against IS in Syria for some reason," he said.
Vietnam called on Cambodia on Tuesday to guarantee the legal rights of Vietnamese migrants living there after the Cambodian government said it would revoke the invalid documents of 70,000 immigrants, most of them ethnic Vietnamese. Anti-Vietnamese sentiment is widespread in Cambodia and has often been used as a tool by opponents of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who came to power during Vietnam's occupation of Cambodia after it drove out the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979.
An engaged couple never imagined that pictures from their loving photo shoot would garner so much attention.
Step aside Rick and Morty watchers, the "real" Rick and Morty fans once again have no chill. After a Season 3 episode in which Rick goes to excessive lengths-having a multidimensional battle with all the other Ricks which leads the show to fold over itself-just to get some throwback Szechuan dipping sauce from McDonald's, the fast food chain decided to take seemingly harmless advantage of the opportunity. But it led to complete chaos. For one day, this past Saturday, McDonald's brought back the sauce. Unfortunately, they miscalculated the demand and the ravenous, immature nature of the fandom. Fans waited in lines for so long, sometimes even crossing the border into...
As President Trump doubles down on his hardline immigration stance, a new poll reveals a majority of Americans approve of his policy proposals relative to immigration reform. The Trump administration late on Sunday rolled out a list of policy demands that would be required if the commander in chief was to make a deal with Democratic leadership in exchange for allowing some 700,000 immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy to stay in the U.S. According to a National Research Inc., and The Polling Company poll, a majority of Americans stand with Trump on most -- if not all -- of the core pillars of his immigration platform.
Ivana Trump might talk to President Donald Trump regularly, but she's not calling him at the White House.
BALMEDIE, Scotland (AP) - David Milne loves the view of the North Sea from his home high above the roiling surf, but he finds his eye often falling onto the golf course next door and, when it does, on the tiny figures below.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats rejected President Donald Trump's requests on Sunday that renewed protection for "Dreamers" - people brought illegally to the United States as children - include funding for a border wall and money for thousands more immigration officers. "We told the President at our meeting that we were open to reasonable border security measures alongside the DREAM Act, but this list goes so far beyond what is reasonable. ...
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James Rosen reports on the online political feud.
"We will be back," chanted the protesters in a reprise of August's far-right fathering.
The trial of the man accused of burning 19-year-old Jessica Chambers to death will begin Monday