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Major arms sales flat in 2016-20 for first time in more than a decade

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International deliveries of arms were flat in the period 2016-2020, ending more than a decade of increases, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)...
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‘As long as it lasts’: Rolls-Royce says can weather crisis despite record loss

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Rolls-Royce has enough funding to weather the crisis in the aviation industry caused by the pandemic, its chief executive said on Thursday, after the...

Italy’s Leonardo expects core profit rise despite aviation struggle

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 Italy’s Leonardo said on Tuesday that its core earnings would improve in 2021 after earnings before interest, tax and amortization (EBITA) fell 25% last...
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French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

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French billionaire Olivier Dassault was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash, a police source said, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to the...

Gulf War Illness not caused by exposure to depleted uranium, study finds

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Debris from depleted uranium munitions used in the Gulf War has long been blamed for contributing to the illness of hundreds of thousands of...

US says returning to “flawed” UN human rights forum

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The United States said on Monday it would return as an observer to the UN Human Rights Council, which it quit under the Trump...

Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdown of civil aerospace business

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Britain’s Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it is proposing a two week operational shutdown of its civil aerospace unit over the summer as it manages...

Facebook faces a reckoning in Myanmar after blocked by military

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The Myanmar military’s shutdown of Facebook access following the ouster of the democratically elected Aung San Suu Kyi caps years of tension between the...

US, Russia extend last major arms control treaty despite disputes

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The United States and Russia said on Wednesday they had extended the New START arms control treaty for five years, preserving the last treaty...
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Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

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  Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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