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Lockheed Martin plans to expand Milwaukee plant workforce by 15%

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Lockheed Martin is seen at Euronaval, the world naval defence exhibition in Le Bourget near Paris, France, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) – Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said on Friday it plans to increase the workforce at its Milwaukee facility by more than 15% this year. The Read More

Britain raises Gulf shipping threat to highest level possible

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By Alex Longley, Firat Kayakiran and Tim Ross on 7/12/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) — Britain raised the threat level to the highest possible for ships operating in the Persian Gulf as tensions escalate in a region accounting for a third of seaborne petroleum trade. The UK government designated the region a level-3 risk on Tuesday, a Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards deny trying to stop UK tanker in Persian Gulf

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have denied reports that their patrol boats tried to stop a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. There were “no encounters” between the Iranian warships and foreign vessels at the time when the alleged incident took place, the IRGC’s naval unit said in a statement on Thursday, cited Read More

Lockheed Martin to keep Pennsylvania plant open at Trump’s request

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Lockheed Martin is seen at Euronaval, the world naval defence exhibition in Le Bourget near Paris, France, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp has decided to keep the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, open after U.S. President Donald Trump pressed its chief executive to continue Read More

From stealth jets to killer subs: Russia pitches massive arms deals to India

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Russia is offering an array of cutting-edge arms to be produced locally by India, including an advanced killer sub and a fifth-generation fighter jet. The Indian military is also about to take delivery of other weapons. Moscow is now competing for a tender to deliver six diesel (gasoil)-electric submarines to the Indian Navy, said Vladimir Read More

Shaken communities take stock of damage after Southern California quakes

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RIDGECREST, Calif. (Reuters) – High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday assessed damage and braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that shook buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days. The powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked the Mojave Desert town Read More

California desert braces for aftershocks from second, stronger quake

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RIDGECREST, Calif. (Reuters) – High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that damaged buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days. The powerful magnitude 7.1 tremor rocked the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest south Read More

Maduro uses Venezuelan Independence Day to call for dialogue, Guaido to denounce ‘dictator’

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for reconciliation and talks with the US-backed opposition that has repeatedly tried to unseat him, while its leader Juan Guaido doubled down on denouncing Maduro’s “dictatorship.” “There is room for all of us within Venezuela,” Maduro said in an Independence Day speech on Friday to a group of senior military Read More

14 Russian sailors killed after fire on ‘secret nuclear-powered sub’

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Fourteen sailors have died after a fire broke out on one of Russia’s deep-sea submersibles. The defence ministry said the fire was extinguished due to the “self-sacrifice” of the crew, but did not give any cause of the blaze – or reveal if there were any survivors. It said the incident happened while the unnamed Read More