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Germany shouldn’t buy the F-35, Europe needs military independence – Airbus Defense CEO

The CEO of Airbus Defense urged Europe to keep its military independence and warned Germany not to procure F-35s from the US, arguing it would kill the Franco-German effort to build their own fifth-generation jet. “As soon as Germany becomes an F-35 nation, cooperation on all combat aircraft issues with France is dead,” Dirk Hoke, the CEO of Airbus Defense ...

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‘Exercise in futility’: Iran warns against making any deals with US ahead of Trump-Kim meeting

Washington’s desire to unilaterally renegotiate the landmark international nuclear accord with Tehran should be seen as a “very dangerous message” by anyone planning to engage in talks with the US, warned Iran’s foreign minister. “The United States has not only failed to implement its side [of the deal with Tehran], but is even asking for more,” Mohammad Javad Zarif told ...

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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv to protect Israel from turning into ‘Netanyahu state’ (VIDEO)

Alarmed and angered by a draft bill that would strip Israel’s Supreme Court of the power to overturn laws, thousands of activists have staged a protest in Tel Aviv, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a power grab. Chanting slogans against the Israeli PM, hundreds of anti-government activists marched down the streets of Tel Aviv holding banners. “’Bibi take your ...

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India to strip fugitive ‘economic offenders’ of assets

Indian lawmakers have approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal to punish offenders involved in economic crime and fraud of over $ 15mn, by stripping them of domestic assets, to discourage them fleeing abroad to escape prosecution. On Saturday, the Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018, which allows the state to confiscate the ...

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Threat to Turkey comes from ‘strategic partners’ – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has sharply criticized the US and other NATO allies for their support of and reliance on Kurdish militias to keep a foothold in Syria, reiterating that Ankara views them as a threat to its security. “We cannot buy weapons from the US with our money, but unfortunately, the US and coalition forces give these weapons, this ...

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Hungarian protesters rally for ‘press freedom & Orban regime change’ (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Thousands of protesters attended a massive rally in Budapest, to defend “free press” and to oppose Viktor Orban’s “regime,” which, after its recent landslide election victory, aims to pass a so-called ‘Stop Soros’ anti-NGO bill. Anti-government protesters, united by their dissatisfaction with the state of “press freedom” in Hungary, held another massive rally in the capital to challenge the results ...

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Israel’s Mossad accused of assassinating Palestinian ‘rocket scientist’ in Malaysia

The family of a Palestinian lecturer, allegedly linked to a Hamas drone and rocket program, has accused Mossad of his murder in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian authorities have also hinted at potential involvement of foreign intelligence. The Palestinian, identified as Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, was assassinated in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Two suspects had awaited the victim for some ...

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Robots & APCs: Anti-terrorist units eliminate nine militants in Russia’s Dagestan (VIDEO)

Operatives of the Federal Security Service (FSB) deployed a tiny machinegun-wielding robot along with armored vehicles as they engaged with a group of terrorists in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan, killing nine of them. Russia’s anti-terrorism committee has released a short video in the aftermath of the large-scale operation, in the Dagestan city of Derbent. The short footage features armored ...

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