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Let me borrow your ride: US gets UK carrier, while her captain gets the boot

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The captain of the HMS Queen Elizabeth has just been relieved of command, reportedly over borrowing the ship’s car for personal use. Yet the US Marines are about to do basically the same with the Royal Navy’s flagship carrier. Commodore Nick Cook-Priest, who took over as captain of the Queen Elizabeth (R08) in October 2018, Read More

North Korea calls for urgent UN measures in response to seizure of cargo ship by ‘gangster’ US

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Pyongyang has urged the UN to act after North Korea’s bulk carrier, the Wise Honest, was captured by US forces. It was seized a year after being detained in Indonesia. Pyongyang’s UN representative Kim Song has sent a letter on Friday to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking for immediate action to be taken to return the Read More

Falcon Slayers: Indian hero pilot’s squadron gets new patches for F-16 downing denied by Pakistan

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New patches of distinction to honor the downing of a Pakistani F-16 by Indian MIG-21s in a tense dogfight in February have been awarded to the Indian Air Force’s 51st Squadron – even though Islamabad firmly denies the loss. The patch depicts a MIG-21 Bison as the centerpiece with a red-colored F-16 in crosshairs in Read More

5 killed, 10 injured in midair seaplane collision in Alaska

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Published time: 14 May, 2019 03:12 Edited time: 14 May, 2019 03:14 Two seaplanes carrying a total of 16 people have collided midair and crashed into waters off Ketchikan City, Alaska. While ten people miraculously survived the incident, at least five were killed and another one is still missing. Five people have been confirmed dead after Read More

Houston Ship Channel still not safe for passage to GOM after oil spill

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By Stephen Cunningham on 5/12/2019 Port of Houston. Photo: KWTX. WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday it’s too early to estimate when the Houston Ship Channel can reopen after a collision that spilled about 9,000 bbl of a gasoline ingredient into the water. Friday’s collision involved the tanker Genesis River and Read More

US seizes N. Korea’s 2nd largest bulk carrier ship amid spiraling tensions

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The US Justice Department has taken possession of North Korea’s second-largest freighter, seized in Indonesia last year for allegedly shipping coal in violation of UN sanctions, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries. The DoJ has asked a federal judge to transfer ownership of the 17,000-ton Wise Honest – North Korea’s second-largest bulk cargo ship Read More

Ukrainian nationalists mock Immortal Regiment march with portraits of Avengers

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Nationalists in Kiev sought to ridicule the Immortal Regiment march by photoshopping Soviet military uniforms on Marvel’s Avengers. The joke was on them, as the soldiers who fought to defeat the Nazis were real-life superheroes. Millions in Russia and abroad took to the streets with portraits of their relatives who took part in World War Read More

Disney parks lift earnings, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ streaming date announced

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(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s theme parks lifted quarterly earnings past Wall Street targets on Wednesday, helping offset big investments to support the media and entertainment company’s bid to draw audiences to streaming media. FILE PHOTO: The entrance to Walt Disney studios is seen in Burbank, California, U.S. August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Shares Read More

Disney parks lift earnings, streaming date for ‘Avengers: Endgame’ announced

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(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s theme parks lifted quarterly earnings past Wall Street targets on Wednesday, helping offset big investments to support the media and entertainment company’s bid to draw audiences to streaming media. FILE PHOTO: The entrance to Walt Disney studios is seen in Burbank, California, U.S. August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Shares Read More

Superjet-100 black boxes processed, one ‘severely damaged’ in crash-landing – aviation watchdog

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Researchers have begun to pore over data collected from the on-board recorders of the Sukhoi Superjet-100 that crash-landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. However, the ensuing fireball has damaged one of the recorders. The plane’s cockpit voice recorder was recovered in “satisfactory condition,” the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) noted in a press release on Monday. The Read More