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Two Eurofighter jets crash after mid-air collision

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Two Eurofighter warplanes have collided in mid-air and crashed in Germany – with both pilots managing to use their ejector seats. The German air force confirmed its jets crashed near the Laage military base in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. “Together with a third Eurofighter they were flying an Air Combat Mission,” the German force Read More

US military gets lost, ‘invades’ small Romanian village, blames the weather

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Farmers in idyllic rural Romania got a rather unwelcome surprise when they were suddenly swarmed by US soldiers, while armored combat support vehicles ran roughshod through their fields, destroying hectares of crops. Apparently channeling former British PM Theresa May, US troops ran a tank, a Humvee and a Bradley infantry fighting vehicle through defenseless fields Read More

Tehran releases IMAGES of ‘downed US drone’

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Photos of what Iran says is wreckage of a downed American drone have been released by state media. While knocking out the device, Tehran said it refrained from hitting the accompanying US military plane. The RQ-4A Global Hawk UAV was shot down on June 20 after having entered the country’s airspace and ignoring warnings to Read More

Trump administration readying final review of new vehicle fuel economy rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels at a congressional hearing on Thursday and said the proposal would be submitted to the White House for final review in the coming weeks. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a Read More

Fed rate-cut hints power S&P 500 to all-time high

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(Reuters) – A rally on Wall Street lost strength on Thursday after the S&P 500 index touched a record high, powered by the Federal Reserve’s signals that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth. The U.S. central bank left rates unchanged at the end Read More

S&P 500 hits record high as Fed signals rate cuts

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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 index touched an all-time high on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June Read More

Fall armyworm invades crops across Asia, smallholders worst hit

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BAN NONG TOR, Thailand/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Looking out at his empty, red-earth field, Thai farmer Puang Timdon said his two-week-old maize crop didn’t stand a chance against the fall armyworm pest. A farmer shows a Fall Army Worm in a maize field at Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, Thailand June 12, 2019. Picture taken on Read More

Mockup of a dream: Europe eyes 6th-generation fighter jet of its own, but will it happen?

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European countries are striving to develop a next-generation aircraft that is fully independent from the US. While the desire is understandable, many doubt their capability to do so. This week, Germany and France unveiled a mockup of an upcoming jointly-developed 6th-generation fighter jet during the Paris Air Show, while Spain announced it had joined the Read More

Russian video game maker gets a year in jail for buying F-16 manuals on eBay

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A court in Utah has sentenced Oleg Tishchenko to a year and a day in prison for buying F-16 and F-35 fighter jet manuals, which he says he was using to design a flight simulator. Despite the long sentence, Tishchenko, 42, will be deported to Russia on June 19, according to court filings released Wednesday, Read More