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U.S. regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

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WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The angle of attack sensor, at bottom center, is seen on a 737 Max aircraft at the Boeing Read More

FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The angle of attack sensor, at bottom center, is seen on a 737 Max aircraft at the Read More

International Petroleum Corporation announces commencement of drilling program in Malaysia

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TORONTO, June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International Petroleum Corporation (IPC) (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm: IPCO) is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling of the first well in a planned multi-well drilling program on Block PM307, located offshore Peninsular Malaysia. IPC is the operator of Block PM307 and holds a 75% working interest, with Read More

UK sends envoy to Iran over ‘concerns about its conduct’

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Britain is sending a minister to Iran to “raise UK and international concerns about Iran’s regional conduct”. Dr Andrew Murrison, minister of state for the Middle East, will head to the country on Sunday and demand a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East. He will also discuss worries over Iran’s threat to stop complying Read More

UK sends envoy to Iran for ‘frank’ talks amid tensions

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Britain is sending a minister to Iran to “raise UK and international concerns about Iran’s regional conduct”. Dr Andrew Murrison, minister of state for the Middle East, will head to the country tomorrow and demand a de-escalisation of tension in the Middle East. He will also discuss worries over Iran’s threat to stop complying with Read More

Government error delays online pornography age-check scheme

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An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. The culture secretary confirmed the postponement saying the government had Read More

Armada of barges cleared for Mississippi River shipments after floods

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The upper Mississippi River reopened to barge traffic on Friday as vessels were cleared to ship through St. Louis harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said, and the situation quickly became a logistics nightmare as dozens of towboats and hundreds of delayed barges tried to maneuver upriver. FILE PHOTO: The Peoria Lock Read More

The Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important oil transit chokepoint

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June 20, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration and ClipperData, Inc. The Strait of Hormuz, located between Oman and Iran, connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important oil chokepoint because of the large volumes of oil that flow through the 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