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Airbus profit dives on problems with A400M military jet

1 hour 1 min ago
Surprise new costs for the long-troubled Airbus A400M military jet sent the European plane maker's profits plunging last year and will weigh on the company's financial prospects through next year, even as it forecast a rise in aircraft deliveries and demand.

Rebel missile kills senior Yemeni general in Red Sea port

1 hour 5 min ago
A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels on Wednesday killed the deputy chief of staff of the country's military in a major blow to the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition, which heavily supports the government, officials said.

Last pilot in French-Russian anti-Nazi squadron buried

1 hour 7 min ago
Russian and French dignitaries are paying their respects to the last pilot in a storied French-Soviet squadron that fought the Nazis on the eastern front together in World War II.

Pakistan to send paramilitaries to fight Punjab militants

1 hour 39 min ago
Pakistan said Wednesday it will send paramilitary forces to crack down on Islamic militants in the Punjab province, a move that the ruling party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long rejected because of opposition among its Islamist supporters.

Marines, airmen eat venomous critters while training in Thailand

1 hour 44 min ago
Servicemembers expanded their palates during jungle-survival training, as part of the multinational Cobra Gold exercise underway in Thailand.

Cyprus peace process falters after latest talks called off

1 hour 48 min ago
Talks to reunify ethnically-split Cyprus suffered another blow after the leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots backed out of a scheduled meeting aiming to push negotiations forward, officials said Wednesday.

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

2 hours 8 min ago
Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country.

Fort Drum contractor to cut dozens of jobs starting this week

2 hours 12 min ago
An aviation maintenance contractor on post will lay off dozens of workers starting this week, which could result in millions of dollars in lost wages for the area.

Plan to compete jets 'doesn't make sense,' lawmaker says

2 hours 56 min ago
Donald Trump wants Boeing's Super Hornet fighter to compete against Lockheed Martin's next generation F-35 jet. But that idea "doesn't make sense" to a key Republican lawmaker who would need to approve big changes in defense spending.

Germany approves faster deportation of failed asylum-seekers

3 hours 8 min ago
Germany's Cabinet approved a plan Wednesday that will make it easier to deport rejected asylum-seekers.

Planes, tanks, ships: Russian military gets massive upgrade

3 hours 15 min ago
The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said Wednesday.

Afghan official says bomb blast killed 3 in eastern province

3 hours 19 min ago
A motorcycle bomb went off at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing three people, while a Taliban ambush targeting a military convoy in the country's northeast killed four civilians, officials said.

Iraqi suicide bomber was former Gitmo detainee

3 hours 40 min ago
A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists.

New spotlight, new baby for Oscars-bound Mahershala Ali

3 hours 44 min ago
Mahershala Ali’s universe is expanding, personally and professionally. After almost 20 years as an actor, he’s attending his first Academy Awards as a star of two of its best picture nominees: he’s Taraji P. Henson’s love interest in “Hidden Figures”; in “Moonlight,” he’s favored to win the supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of a compassionate drug dealer.

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

3 hours 58 min ago
Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin.

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

4 hours 57 min ago
When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. For President Donald Trump and his supporters, however, the episode appeared to confirm Trump's vague observation two days earlier that the Scandinavian country was at risk of becoming a breeding ground for extremist attacks.

EU regulator raises concerns about Microsoft data collection

5 hours 5 min ago
The European Union’s data protection watchdog says it still has concerns about the information Microsoft is collecting from users of its Windows 10 operating system.

Life expectancy forecast to exceed 90 years by 2030

5 hours 21 min ago
While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts.

Japan turning to ninjas to woo tourists

6 hours 16 min ago
Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

6 hours 39 min ago
Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, have launched a new push to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.