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IAF initiates step to buy 83 Tejas aircraft

IAF initiates step to buy 83 Tejas aircraft

The Indian Air Force ( IAF ) on Wednesday issued the Request for Information (RFI) for 83 Tejas light combat aircraft with specific enhancements. Confirming the latest development, HAL , in a one-line statement from its Bengaluru headquarter, said on Wednesday that it has received the RFP for 83 LCAs from the IAF.


European Union hits Uber with powerful body blow

European Union hits Uber with powerful body blow

The court said in a statement that services provided by companies like Uber are "inherently linked to a transport service" and therefore must be classified as "a service in the field of transport" within European Union law. In an emailed statement to TechCrunch, an Uber spokesperson says that this ruling will not affect Uber's operations in most European Union countries, where the company already complies with transport laws.


Trump commutes Iowa man's 27-year sentence for bank fraud

Trump commutes Iowa man's 27-year sentence for bank fraud

Rubashkin was the company's chief executive, and the plant had been the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country. The White House said in a statement that the President's evaluation of Mr. Cook, the lead trial lawyer for Rubashkin, in an email Wednesday night. But former prosecutor Bob Teig, who retired in 2011 after serving as a prosecutor and spokesman for the USA attorney's office for the Northern District of Iowa, said Trump's decision to commute Rubashkin's sentence ...


Another North Korean soldier defects into South via DMZ

Another North Korean soldier defects into South via DMZ

He abandoned his vehicle after it got stuck in a ditch and dashed across the narrow demarcation line into the South, as his compatriots opened fire from behind. "Our military secured his safety, and a questioning will be conducted by related agencies to find out the background of his defection and motive". On November 13, a North Korean soldier defected along the Joint Security Area (JSA) that is policed by both the South and North's militaries, with soldiers staring each other down ...


Trump speaks to UK's May after row over Tweets

Trump speaks to UK's May after row over Tweets

Trump's sharing of unverified videos distributed by a far-right group Britain First claiming to depict violence perpetrated by Muslim immigrants in Europe sparked a row in the special relationship between the trans-Atlantic powers. And they discussed "deep concerns" at the humanitarian situation in Yemen. "The prime minister updated the president on the recent good progress of the Brexit negotiations, and the president set out the progress he had made on his economic agenda", the Downing ...