Aerospace and defense industry

March 08, 2018 - 10:11 am
HATZOR AIR BASE, Israel (AP) — If war breaks out in the Middle East, U.S. and Israeli forces are preparing to one day fight alongside one another to defend Israel against missile attacks from across the region. Nearly 5,000 Israeli and American troops have been training together in Israel for that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, White House counsel Don McGahn gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md. As a candidate, Donald Trump pledged to drain the swamp in Washington. But as president, records show he and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate they very industries rom which they collected paychecks. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show McGahn, has issued at least 24 ethics waivers to key administration officials at the White House and executive branch agencies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 08, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they previously collected paychecks, despite promising as a candidate to drain the swamp in Washington. A week after...
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American navy officers walk aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as it docks in Danang bay, Vietnam on Monday, March 5, 2018. For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/ Hau Dinh)
March 07, 2018 - 6:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is unhappy with the first visit by a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to a Vietnamese port since the Vietnam War and is monitoring developments, a Communist Party newspaper said Wednesday. However, the Global Times said the USS Carl Vinson's visit was unlikely to alter the balance...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, 9 March 2014, a Vietnamese air force aircraft AN-26 is seen at a base in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Russia's Defense Ministry says an AN-26 Russian military cargo plane of the same type has crashed in Syria, killing 32 people onboard. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen, File)
March 06, 2018 - 11:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military cargo plane crashed as it was descending to land at an air base in Syria on Tuesday, killing all 32 people onboard, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The Russian military said an An-26, with 26 passengers and six crew members onboard, crashed just 500 meters (1,600...
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Defense Intelligence Agency Dir. Lt. Gen. Robert Ashely Jr., testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 06, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. defense intelligence official said Tuesday that it's not just Russia but China too that is seeking faster, futuristic weapons to challenge America's know-how of state-of-the-art military technology. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley told the Senate Armed Services Committee...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, a truck waits outside a closed petrol station of the Nile Petroleum Corporation in Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's state-owned oil company has been "captured by predatory elites" and is being used to fund the country's civil war, according to reports by two investigative organizations. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
March 06, 2018 - 6:16 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's state-owned oil company has been "captured by predatory elites" and is being used to fund the country's civil war, including a government-aligned militia accused of human rights abuses, according reports by two investigative organizations. Millions of dollars...
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USS Carl Vinson is anchored at Tien Sa Port in Danang, Vietnam, Monday, March 5, 2018. For the first time since the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)
March 05, 2018 - 5:26 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — For the first time since the Vietnam War, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port, seeking to bolster both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea. Monday's visit by the USS Carl Vinson brings more than 5,000...
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Military delegates arrive for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People ahead of Monday's opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, Sunday, March 4, 2018. China has no desire to overturn the existing international order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, the spokesman for the country's ceremonial legislature said Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 05, 2018 - 1:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier, integrate stealth fighters into its air force and field an array of advanced missiles able to attack air and sea targets at vast...
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ARCHIVO - Esta foto de archivo del 30 de enero del 2017 muestra maletas en el área de desembarque de Delta Air Lines en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson en Atlanta, Georgia. (AP Foto/David Goldman, Archivo)
March 04, 2018 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1960, black students staged sit-ins that forced Woolworth's to desegregate its lunch counters, and other stores and restaurants followed suit. In 1986, General Motors, Coca-Cola and dozens of other U.S. corporations pulled out of apartheid-era South Africa after years of pressure...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2003, file photo, school children wave Chinese and Hong Kong flags as they welcome China's first astronaut Yang Liwei, center, to Hong Kong's Government House for an official reception hosted by Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, shortly after arriving for a five-day visit to the territory. China says it plans to begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year. Yang told reporters Saturday, March 3, 2018, new astronauts will include maintenance engineers and payload specialists as well as pilots. (AP Photo/Anat Givon, File)
March 04, 2018 - 3:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and plans to increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year, a top official with the country's space program said. China's third batch of astronaut trainees will include recruits from...
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