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BAE Systems wins $474 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

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FILE PHOTO – Trade visitors walk past an advertisement for BAE Systems at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BAE Systems PLC (BAES.L) has been awarded a $474 million U.S. defense contract for technical and maintenance support for the M109 family of vehicles, the Pentagon said on Read More

Hiding in plain sight: Art detective finds stolen Spanish treasures in unlikely spot

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An investigator dubbed the ‘Indiana Jones of the art world’ has recovered two priceless stone treasures stolen from a Spanish church over a decade ago after tracing them to the garden of an English aristocrat. The carved friezes were stolen from the Visigoth-era Santa Maria de Lara church near Burgos in Spain, which dates back Read More

Former marine 'had secret Russian files on USB drive'

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A former US marine held in Moscow on suspicion of spying was found with classified Russian materials when he was arrested, his lawyer has said. Paul Whelan, 48, was detained at a hotel in the city on 28 December “while carrying out an act of espionage”, according to Russia’s FSB security service. On Tuesday, Moscow Read More

Taco Bell's first Thailand outlet to serve spicy fare and local beer

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A server presents food during the opening ceremony of a Taco Bell restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. fast food giant Taco Bell is opening its first outlet in Thailand, continuing the Yum! Brands (YUM.N) chain’s Asia expansion, offering adapted menu items and local beer. The fast-food Read More

Your Money: Baby boomer primer – Perfecting the art of giving art

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Baby boomer art collectors have a problem: Their heirs may not know the difference a $100 print from a garage sale and a $1 million paradigm of Abstract Expressionism. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk into an Art Basel reception before a preview at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Read More

IDF chief turned PM candidate touts body count & bombing Gaza into ‘stone age’ in campaign ad

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Former Israeli Defense Forces chief turned political candidate Benny Gantz is touting the body count he racked up leading Operation Protective Edge with a campaign that boasts about bombing parts of Gaza “back to the Stone Age.” Gantz has released a series of campaign ads for his “Hosen Le Yisrael” (Israel Resilience) party, glorifying the Read More

Tokyo court denies latest bail request of Nissan's Ghosn

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail was rejected by a Tokyo court on Tuesday, despite the ousted Nissan chairman offering to wear an electronic ankle tag in an unusual bid to win release after two months of detention for alleged financial crimes. FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Read More

IDF commander turned PM candidate touts body count & bombing Gaza into ‘stone age’ in campaign ad

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Former Israeli Defense Forces chief turned political candidate Benny Gantz is touting the body count he racked up leading Operation Protective Edge with a campaign that boasts about bombing parts of Gaza “back to the Stone Age.” Gantz has released a series of campaign ads for his “Hosen Le Yisrael” (Israel Resilience) party, glorifying the Read More

SMBC urges jetmakers to erase production snags before raising output

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PARIS (Reuters) – The head of one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies has told leading planemakers to “get their house in order” and wipe out manufacturing delays before pushing already record production rates to even higher levels. FILE PHOTO: General view in a new A320 production line at the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Read More