Car thief crashed through fence and raced down UK airport runway

LONDON, Nov 21 - A car thief who crashed through airport fencing and careered onto the runway, leaving an aircraft running low on fuel circling above, was jailed for three years and eight months in Britain on Friday.

7:18pm GMT

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip - report

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday.

7:10pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Thales to name dual successors to CEO Levy - source

PARIS, Nov 21 - Departing Thales Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy will be replaced by a non-executive chairman from outside Europe's largest defence electronics company and a CEO chosen from within the group, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

6:54pm GMT

CORRECTED-Ford aluminum F-150 truck raises fuel economy by 5 pct to 29 pct

(Corrects 4X2 in second paragraph to show it refers to two-wheel drive, not length of truck)

6:29pm GMT

UK troops in largest armoured deployment in E.Europe for six years

LONDON, Nov 21 - Britain is carrying out its largest armoured deployment in Eastern Europe for six years, in a joint exercise with Poland to reassure it in the wake of Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

5:50pm GMT
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