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Boeing, British Airways Announce Commitment for Three 777 Airplanes

United Kingdom,July 19, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and British Airways today announced a commitment for three 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. British Airways will take the 777s on an operating lease with a leasing company." class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em

CNBC - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Ghana's economy seen at least 30 pct bigger after data overhaul:...

A general view of Adabraka in Accra, Ghana, December 5, 2016. Picture taken December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

REUTERS - 2018-07-18 14:54:56

Trump Says He Laid Down the Law in His Latest Account of His Meeting With Putin

WASHINGTON - President Trump sowed even more confusion on Wednesday over his recent meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, insisting after a day of conflicting statements about Russia's interference in the 2016 election that he had actually laid down the law with Mr. Putin. "I let him know we can

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-18 11:35:32

Palestinians in Jerusalem demolish own homes rather than see Israelis move in

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Palestinian families on Thursday demolished the homes they had lived in for nearly two decades, saying they would rather destroy them than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in. Palestinian Jihad Shawamrah stands on the ruins of his house that he demolished to no

REUTERS - 2018-07-19 14:36:59

Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin 'conversation' about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul

At this week's summit in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed what President Trump described as an "incredible offer" - the Kremlin would give special counsel Robert S. Mueller III access to interviews with Russians who were indicted after they allegedly hacked Democrats in 2016. In r

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-19 11:49:00

Saudi Arabia Signs Deal for 5 Spanish-Built Warships

The announcement Thursday formalizes a plan reached in April when the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, visited Spain and met with then-Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Defense Minister Maria Dolores de Cospedal. At that time the agreement was valued at 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Spain drops extradition requests for Catalan separatists

ROME —Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday dropped its request for the extradition of six Catalan separatists, including the exiled former president of the region, Carles Puigdemont, according to the Associated Press.

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-19 10:18:00

Perspective | The price of America’s withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council

Although citizens suffered from the breakdown of rights in the 1930s, the first targets were migrants. As philosopher Hannah Arendt reflected, in Europe it was the right of asylum that went first. Acknowledging a right of asylum would limit the modern state’s own sovereign right to control its borde

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-19 06:00:00

Turkey lifts state of emergency, two years after coup almost toppled Erdogan

"To enact a state of emergency, the government must foresee serious indications of widespread violence which may interfere with the democratic environment or basic constitutional rights and freedoms of its citizens," it said in a report.

CNN - 2018-07-19 02:03:29

High-tech hotel wars: Sleeping in China just got more futuristic

—Hotel guests inChinamight no longer have to worry about figuring out the air-con control panels or waiting in line to check in.Two major international hotel groups have just announced they're rolling out some high-tech upgrades at properties throughout the country.Firstly, InterContinental Hotels G

CNN - 2018-07-19 00:28:11

Parents Aren’t Good Judges of Their Kids’ Sugar Intake

More than 18 percent of elementary-school-age students in the United States are obese, and no one really knows why. The causes are numerous and tangled. But consuming too much sugar is widely accepted as an important factor. In 2015, the World Health Organization issued a recommendation: Everyone, r

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Republicans Block Subpoena for Helsinki Summit Translator

The panel's top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Thursday he wanted the State Department interpreter to appear in closed session, saying Congress must "find out what was said" during the two-hour meeting.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Trump effect: Republican support for Russia has doubled

Mr. Art of the Deal,President Trumpmade a career of selling off real estate. But the biggest deal he ever made was selling out his country in Helsinki. Trump’s fulsome praise of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin before and during the Helsinki Summit must have had Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon and Ronald

THE HILL - 2018-07-18 18:30:06

Putin's modest proposal on interrogating U.S. officials, explained

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Businessman Bill Browder in 2015. (Remy de la Mauviniere/AP) During the erroneously named daily press briefing Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-18 10:31:00

The way Trump acts, Russia must have something on him, says former CIA chief

A former CIA director believes the Russians must have a hold over president Donald Trump, given his recent behaviour towards Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Helsinki, Finland.Speaking in an interview withMSNBC on Tuesday night,Leon Panetta, who served as CIA chief under form

NEWSWEEK - 2018-07-18 09:00:12

Russia's Rusagro reports African swine fever at sow farm

* All the animals located at this sow farm will be put down within a short period of time and the site will be cleaned, Rusagro said, adding that the sow farms are used for young pigs production, not for commercial pigs

REUTERS - 2018-07-18 07:10:27

Google Maps expands motorcycle mode to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and other Asian markets

Photo by chuttersnap / Unsplash This week, Google Maps unveiled a new motorcycle mode in several Asian markets where two-wheelers are a very popular form of transportation. The new routing mode accounts for travel times on typical motorbike and scooter speeds, offers driving directions for narrow pa

THE VERGE - 2018-07-19 15:01:52

White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain a political outcry and confusion over U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, denying Trump ever meant to say that Moscow was no longer targeting the United States. Trump, facing uproar over

REUTERS - 2018-07-19 12:07:01

Canada to host world-leading open government summit in 2019 | Markets Insider

TBILISI, Georgia,July 19, 2018/CNW/ - The Government ofCanadatakes on a leadership role in responsible open government, with a focus on digital government.

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-07-19 10:11:00

Russia's Severstal suspends steel supplies to Iran in 2018

MOSCOW, July 19 (Reuters) - Russian steel producer Severstal has suspended steel supplies to Iran this year, the company’s spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday.

REUTERS - 2018-07-19 08:52:33