An Airbus A-380 plane performs as a visitor waves a Russian ...
Aug 20th, 2011
(Reuters) - An Airbus A-380 plane performs as a visitor waves a Russian national flag in the foreground, during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow August 20, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT MILITARY BUSINESS) -
LONDON (Reuters) - British budget airline EasyJet Plc said on Tuesday it would expand its fleet with more Airbus jets, with an order for 35 current generation A320 aircraft and 100 new generation A320neo. The A320 aircraft would be delivered between 2015 and 2017 under an existing agreement, it said, and the next generation aircraft would be delive... [Full Article]
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian warplanes struck rebel positions near a besieged military air base and other rebel-held areas in the country's north Tuesday as regime forces stepped up attacks against opposition fighters in the key province of Aleppo, activists said. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
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LONDON (Reuters) - Police said they had arrested a man after a portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth was defaced with paint at Westminster Abbey on Thursday. The painting, by Australian-born London-based artist Ralph Heimans, had been part of a display marking the 60 years since the queen's coronation in 1953. "In an incident at lunc... [Full Article]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it will spend $572 million to buy 30 Russian-built military helicopters that will be used by Afghan security forces. The Mi-17 helicopters will be used by Afghanistan's National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, which supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations mis... [Full Article]