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News Briefs – May 2, 2018

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France’s Macron starts trip to Australia focusing on defense French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Australia May 1 for a three-day visit to seek closer cooperation between the two countries on security issues. Macron’s trip will have a strong focus on defense, since Naval Group (former DCNS), a French state majority-owned company, won a 2016…

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Five dead as C-130 cargo plane crashes in Georgia

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An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed May 2 onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the…

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Headlines – April 30, 2018

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News DOD: At least 126 bases report water contaminants linked to cancer, birth defects – The water at or around 126 military installations contains potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and developmental delays for fetuses and infants, the Pentagon has found.     Business France says it will consider…

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News Briefs – April 30, 2018

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Greece approves 1.2 billion-euro US deal for F-16 fighters A panel of senior Greek government and military officials has approved a 1.2-billion-euro ($1.45 billion) deal to upgrade more than half of the country’s American-made F-16 fighter planes. Officials say the deal approved by the Greek cabinet on April 28 will give 85 of Greece’s fleet…

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Headlines – April 27, 2018

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News No stealth? No problem ? Eurofighter makes its pitch against F-35 in Berlin – Eurofighter officials are downplaying the F-35 fighter’s stealth capability at the Berlin Air Show, positing that the consortium’s non-stealthy Typhoon still beats out the American competition in the race to replace Germany’s Tornado fleet.     Business Turkey awards multibillion-dollar…

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News Briefs – April 27, 2018

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Test missile launched from Southern California coast The U.S. Air Force has successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in the latest test on the Southern California coast. The unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched the morning of April 25 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. It was the first such test this year. The most…

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Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

Posted April 27, 2018 by Hope Yen, Lisa Mascaro and Catherine Lucey

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew April 26 in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the “false allegations” against him have become a distraction. In a statement the White House issued from Jackson, he said he…

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Headlines – April 25, 2018

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News South Korea, U.S. expected to hold summit in mid-May: South Korean official – South Korea and the United States are likely to hold a summit in mid-May, a South Korean presidential official said April 25.     Business Turkey awards multibillion-dollar contract for indigenous Altay tank – A privately owned Turkish-Qatari armored vehicles manufacturer…

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News Briefs – April 25, 2018

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Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing Senators were discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee’s ability to manage the government’s second-largest department. The hearing for Ronny Jackson, Trump’s White House doctor and a Navy rear admiral, was…

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Luke F-16C emergency lands, pilot ejects

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An F-16C assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., diverted and attempted to land at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. at approximately 10:35 a.m., April 24 during a routine training flight. During landing the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected from the aircraft….

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