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Faster than SOUND? Passenger plane nearly breaks milestone barrier thanks to ‘MONSTER TAILWIND’

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A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London has left aviation enthusiasts awestruck after the routine commute reached a jaw-dropping 801 mph (1,289kph) – nearly breaking the sound barrier – due to a powerful jet stream. The Boeing 787-9 twin jet was passing over Pennsylvania on Monday evening when it crossed paths with a Read More

Alibaba boosts stake in investment bank CICC for $231 million

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has raised its stake in top domestic investment bank China International Capital Corp’s Hong Kong-listed shares to nearly 12 percent, an exchange disclosure showed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, July Read More

World stocks lifted to 2 1/2-month highs by trade optimism

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London (Reuters) – Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, though European gains were held back by concern over the outlook for auto makers. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange Read More

World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism

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London (Reuters) – Hopes of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2-1/2 month highs on Monday, though European gains were dampened by concerns over the car sector’s outlook. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, Read More

Asia shares bounce on trade talk, stimulus wagers

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets bounced broadly on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks. A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Read More

Asia bulls dare to hope on trade talks, stimulus

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets bounced broadly on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks. A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Read More

Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets firmed on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more policy stimulus from major central banks. A man looks on in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China Read More

In the blink of an eye: Astronomers seek backup to capture strange stellar blackout

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A rare and fleeting stellar blackout is being hailed by astronomers as the perfect opportunity to ask budding stargazers for help in accurately plotting the brightest object we can see from Earth. A 2.8-mile-wide (4.6km) asteroid called Jurgenstock will pass in front of the double star system Sirius on Monday night, briefly blocking its powerful Read More

Kamikaze drones, deadly Vikings & armored limos: Top new arms Russia brought to Abu Dhabi expo

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More than 65 Russian companies are scheduled to participate in the IDEX 2019 defense tech expo, which kicked off in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Sunday. RT breaks down the top entries, ranging from kamikaze drones to bulletproof limos. 1. Turret hitting 4 targets at once Moscow is bringing its Pantsir-ME (‘Shell’) naval turret overseas. Armed Read More