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Russia Squares Up to Boeing and Airbus With Its First Post-Soviet Passenger Jet

Russia carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors. 636 more words

International

North Korea's Latest Missile Test Has Drawn Protests from Japan

North Korea fired at least one short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. 727 more words

Pubdesk

The Latest: DHS sec'y 'wouldn't criticize' Russia channels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is on the defensive amid reports that the president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. 255 more words

International

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast.

The statement by the Joint Chiefs of Staff early Monday morning didn’t say what type of projectile was fired or if it was successful. 88 more words

International

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is urging European Union nations to stick together in the face of new uncertainty over the United States and other challenges. 129 more words

National

Putin set to visit France in hope of mending strained ties

MOSCOW (AP) — On a trip that will likely shape Russia-France ties for years to come, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit France for talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after expressing sympathy for his rivals during the campaign. 136 more words

International

After Taormina's G7 Summit, Merkel reacts strongly, Sipilä does not

Some days ago, Finland’s government was protesting against the fact that Germany and France should not take the EU leadership. So we were expecting strong Finnish positions after Trump refused to confirm US commitment to European defense through NATO and announced that he was not supporting the commonly agreed policy concerning climate change. 391 more words

Finland