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Trump is new breed of 'authoritarian populist' - rights watchdog

Donald Trump.Donald Trump is one of a new breed of leaders around the world who seek to use their democratic mandate to undermine the rule of law, the head of a legal and human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.

   

Terrorist attacks globally dropped in 2016 – US government

Terror attacks down globally in 2016The number of terrorist attacks worldwide and deaths from such attacks dropped last year for the second straight year, driven by decreases in Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen, according to the US State Department.
   

France's armed forces chief resigns after clash with Macron over budget cuts

French soldiers.France's armed forces chief resigned on Wednesday in a dispute with Emmanuel Macron over defense budget cuts, an early test of the newly elected president's mettle and the tough presidential style he is cultivating.

   

Global airborne maritime surveillance aircraft market growing

A Saab 340 MSA.The global airborne maritime surveillance market is growing and being driven by geopolitical uncertainties and obsolete aircraft fleets. In particularly, P-3C replacement programmes and new high-value maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) modernization programmes in Asia and Europe are fuelling growth.

   

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