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Russian cosmonauts give video tour of module that jolted space station

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The Nauka (Science) Multipurpose Laboratory Module is seen docked to the International Space Station (ISS) next to next to Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft on July 29, 2021. Picture taken July 29, 2021. Oleg Novitskiy/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian cosmonauts have given a video tour of the interior......

Bombardier union workers ratify 3-year agreement to end strike at Toronto plant

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Bombardier Inc’s Global 7000 business jet flight test vehicle is shown on the floor of the company’s assembly line in Toronto, Ontario November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Euan Rocha OTTAWA, July 31 (Reuters) – The union workers at Bombardier Inc’s (BBDb.TO) Toronto business-jet assembly plant on Saturday ratified new, three-year collective bargaining......

Russia reports pressure drop in space station service module

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The Nauka (Science) Multipurpose Laboratory Module is seen during its docking to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 29, 2021 in this still image taken from video. Image taken July 29, 2021. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW, July 31 (Reuters) – The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said on......

Bombardier reaches deal in hopes of ending strike at Toronto plant

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A logo of jet manufacturer Bombardier is pictured on their booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse July 30 (Reuters) – Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO)said on Friday it expects work to resume at a Toronto business-jet assembly plant soon, after......

Philippines’ Duterte fully restores key U.S. troop pact

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MANILA, July 30 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries’ defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)......

International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian module -NASA

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July 29 (Reuters) – The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently fired a few hours after it was docked to the orbiting outpost, NASA officials said. The seven crew members aboard – two......

Boeing posts first profit in almost two years helped by 737 MAX deliveries

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July 28 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) on Wednesday posted its first quarterly profit in almost two years, as deliveries of its best-selling 737 MAX jets to airlines gained traction amid a sharp rebound in travel bookings following an increase in global COVID-19 vaccinations. The 737 MAX is integral to......

South, North Korea reopen hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties

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Moon, Kim exchanged multiple letters since April N.Korea cut hotlines, blew up a joint office in 2020 Moon hopes to renew N.Korea ties No clear sign yet for restart of nuclear negotiations Biden gov’t seeks ‘reliable, constructive’ talks SEOUL, July 27 (Reuters) – South and North Korea have restored hotlines......

Boeing jets emissions data highlights industry’s green challenge

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A Boeing 777X airplane takes off during its first test flight from the company’s plant in Everett, Washington, U.S. January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester/File Photo July 27 (Reuters) – Commercial jets delivered by Boeing Co (BA.N) last year will account on average for emissions equivalent to 1 million tonnes of......

Biden, Kadhimi seal agreement to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq

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WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday sealed an agreement formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after U.S. troops were sent to the country. Coupled with Biden’s withdrawal of......

Ryanair raises passenger forecast as O’Leary targets rapid growth

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Expects July-Sept traffic at two thirds of pre-pandemic level CEO O’Leary says he sees best growth opportunities in 30 years Loss for April-June quarter less than forecast Shares up 4.1% DUBLIN, July 26 (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) on Monday raised its forecast for full-year traffic on strong summer bookings, with......

Italy asks Europe for firefighting planes to tame Sardinia fires

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MILAN, July 25 (Reuters) – Italy asked European states on Sunday to send firefighting aircraft to help tame fires that have swept across parts of the island of Sardinia, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people. Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Facebook the country’s civil protection authority......

U.S. hits one of two targets in missile defense test – agency

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A facility of Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex is pictured in Kauai, Hawaii, U.S in this photo taken by Kyodo January 18, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – The United States intercepted one of two targets in a missile defense test conducted over the ocean northwest......

SpaceX lands NASA launch contract for mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk gives an update on the company’s Mars rocket Starship in Boca Chica, Texas U.S. September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare LOS ANGELES, July 23 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA’s first mission focusing on Jupiter’s icy......

Former Virgin Galactic CEO to fly to space – CNBC

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Virgin Galactic co-founder Sir Richard Branson, CEO George Whitesides and Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya pose together outside of the New York Stock Exchange n New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo July 23 (Reuters) – Former chief executive officer of Virgin Galactic Holdings (SPCE.N), George Whitesides, will......

U.S. seeks ‘reliable, predictable’ way forward with N. Korea

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SEOUL, July 23 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking a “reliable, predictable and constructive” way to secure progress in stalled denuclearisation talks with North Korea, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Friday. Sherman made the remarks following a meeting with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choi......

U.S. agency approves three airport security agreements with Amazon.com air unit

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WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – A U.S. agency said on Thursday it is permitting three airports to enter into security agreements with Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) Amazon Air unit that will allow the company to assume some security functions. In a notice, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Cincinnati/Northern, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), and......

Putin inspects new Russian fighter jet unveiled at air show

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MOSCOW, July 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin inspected a prototype of a new Sukhoi fifth-generation fighter jet on Tuesday that Russia unveiled at its annual MAKS air show with an eye on export markets. The warplane, given the project name “Checkmate”, is likely to be touted as a rival......

Jeff Bezos, world’s richest man, carries out inaugural space voyage

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VAN HORN, Texas, July 20 (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, and three crewmates soared high above the Texas desert aboard his space venture Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on Tuesday and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps to inaugurate a new era......

Analysis: Caught between China and the U.S., Asian countries stockpile missiles

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SEOUL, July 20 (Reuters) – Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the United States, analysts say. China is mass producing its DF-26 – a multipurpose......

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