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Senators 'dismayed’ as new report reveals Pentagon overestimated F-35 savings by $600 million

A Senate committee has slammed the Pentagon’s beleaguered F-35 fighter jet program, for claiming that a $ 661mn spend on bulk-buying parts would help it save some $ 1.2 billion. The real amount is half that, it has been revealed. The Senate Appropriations Committee, which has recently greenlighted a boost in spending for the F-35 program, despite it being plagued ...

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India’s defense council approves S-400 deal despite Washington’s pressure – report

India’s Defense Ministry has reportedly given the green light for the acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense systems and has forwarded the deal for final approval, despite a warning from the US of potential consequences. After endorsing some “minor deviations” in the contract, defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman forwarded the 39,000 crore ($ 5.7mn) deal to purchase S-400 for final ...

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Trump considers pulling out of Germany amid EU bashing over meager NATO spending – report

Donald Trump is considering scaling down or withdrawing the US military from Germany, according to a report ahead of the NATO leaders’ meeting. The US president has blasted allies for chipping in too little to the bloc’s budget. The decision to explore the option of pulling 35,000 US troops out of Germany came after Trump floated the idea during a ...

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Trump asked Macron to quit EU for more profitable trade deal – WaPo report

Donald Trump asked Emmanuel Macron to leave the EU in exchange for quite a profitable bilateral trade deal with better terms that the one the union offered, the Washington Post reports, citing official European sources. The article titled “Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union” was written by Josh Rogin, an American journalist who also contributes to CNN. Written ...

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Saudi Arabia to boost oil production to record high – report

OPEC leader Saudi Arabia is set to increase oil production to a record 10.8 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, Bloomberg reports. Read more This is a significant rise from 10.03 million bpd in May. That would surpass the previous high of 10.72 million in November 2016, according to Bloomberg. Riyadh and other OPEC members are under pressure from ...

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‘Take it or leave it:’ Israel proposes building goods port for Gaza in Cyprus – report

Tel Aviv has discussed the establishment of a seaport for the Gaza Strip in Cyprus, Israeli media reports. Israel’s proposal, now being considered by Nicosia, comes after it has actually maintained a blockade of Gaza for years. The alleged ‘good will’ initiative is, however, far from being without conditions. The establishment of a port would take place only if the ...

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US to limit Chinese investment in American tech firms – report

The US plans to ban firms with at least a quarter Chinese ownership from buying US companies with “industrially significant technology,” the Wall Street Journal reported, as a trade war between Washington and Beijing intensifies. Read more The paper, citing people familiar with the plans, also said that the US will block more technology exports to China. US President Donald ...

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US tells rebels not to count on its help as Syrian army advances into country’s southwest – report

The US military has reportedly warned the rebels it backs in Syria that it will not help them thwart a large-scale offensive of the Syrian Army, which is rapidly gaining ground in the southwest of the country. In a letter to the commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a loose umbrella group of armed rebels, Washington wrote that they ...

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Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty under Trump as 'misleading & politically motivated'

Washington’s envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has blasted a report on poverty in the US, as “misleading and politically motivated”. The document accuses the Trump administration of deepening poverty and inequality. “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America,” Haley said in letters addressed to Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts). The ...

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White deaths outnumber births in majority of US states, report finds

Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the US, according to a new report, raising questions about how long the country’s whites will remain a majority of the population. Read more A report published by the Applied Population Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that whites are dying faster than they are ...

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