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Headlines May 1, 2015

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Business: Airbus says it will file criminal complaint over U.S. spy claims – European aviation and aeronautics giant Airbus said April 30 it would file a criminal complaint against persons unknown following German media reports it had become a target of U.S. industrial espionage. Finmeccanica outlines way ahead in U.K. market – Details have emerged about how…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

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U.S. commander says NATO to step up its intelligence-sharing The top U.S. commander for NATO says the alliance will begin to improve intelligence-sharing with members and cooperation about the movement of foreign fighters from Iraq and Syria to the U.S. and other Western countries. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says individual nations have been sharing…

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House committee approves defense bill

Posted May 1, 2015 by Deb Riechmann

The House Armed Services Committee passed a nearly $612 billion defense policy bill early April 30 that seeks to change military retirement benefits, challenges President Barack Obama’s effort to shutter Guantanamo Bay and would keep the A-10 flying even though the Pentagon wants to retire the attack jet. The vote was 60 to 2. The…

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Headlines April 29, 2015

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News: Out of control Russian spacecraft plunging back to Earth – The Russian spacecraft that went rogue April 28 has already begun an unstoppable descent into Earth’s atmosphere, experts have claimed.   Business: V-22 tilt-rotor manufacturer Bell Helicopter to cut 1,100 jobs – Citing declining production of its V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft and a soft market for commercial…

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News Briefs April 29, 2015

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High court rejects appeal from protester at military base The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a man who was convicted of protesting outside a military base in California. The justices April 27 let stand an appeals court ruling that said officials did not violate the First Amendment rights of John Dennis Apel when…

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News Briefs April 24, 2015

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German defense minister: widely used rifle has no future A widely used assault rifle has “no future” with the German military in its current form, Germany’s defense minister said April 22, escalating a dispute over the weapon’s alleged shortcomings. Ursula von der Leyen said last month that a study showed the G36 rifle has a…

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Headlines April 22, 2015

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News: Virgin Galactic will fly again – Virgin Galactic hopes to begin testing a new version of SpaceShipTwo by the end of the year according to the company’s chief executive.   Business: Poland selects Patriot, Caracal helos – Poland has selected the U.S. Patriot system and the Airbus Caracal helicopter as the European nation faces an increasingly…

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News Briefs April 22, 2015

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U.S. says ship’s mission off Yemen is to protect navigation The White House says the U.S. aircraft carrier heading to the waters off Yemen is there to protect freedom of navigation and commerce. Navy officials said April 20 that the USS Theodore Roosevelt would beef up security following reports of Iranian ships heading toward Yemen,…

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Headlines April 20, 2015

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News: Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states – As the Middle East descends into proxy wars, sectarian conflicts and battles against terrorist networks, countries in the region that have stockpiled American military hardware are now actually using it and wanting more. U.S. spending $1 billion to reassure European allies – From Army rotations…

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News Briefs April 20, 2015

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Last two Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum The last two ìDoolittle Tokyo Raidersî have presented their Congressional Gold Medal for permanent display at a museum in southwest Ohio. The medal arrived at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton in a ceremonial B-25 bomber flight. The medal was awarded by…

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