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U.S. allows American-made planes to be flown to Iran


WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it would allow foreign airlines to fly U.S.-made aircraft to Iran, providing greater assurance to aviation companies as Iran tries to re-establish trade and business links following the lifting of sanctions.

Russia says Aleppo operation is exclusively humanitarian - Ifax

MOSCOW Russia's operation in the Syrian city of Aleppo is exclusively humanitarian, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov as saying on Friday.

Russia says will consider U.N. suggestions for improved Aleppo plan - RI

MOSCOW Russia will "carefully study and take into account" suggestions made by U.N. Syria envoy Staff de Mistura for improvements to its humanitarian operation in Aleppo, RIA news agency quoted Alexei Borodavkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, as saying on Friday.


Rising Chinese interest in overseas deals to underpin European M&A: Credit Suisse

LONDON Low valuations, weak sterling and continued interest from Chinese companies in overseas dealmaking is likely to see merger activity in Europe pick up again, according to Credit Suisse.

Three killed in a missile explosion at a plant in Ukraine

KIEV Three people died, including a NATO representative, in an explosion at a military installation in northern Ukraine, the Ukrainian defence company Ukroboronprom said on Friday.


Chinese relatives of those on MH370 ask for search to continue

BEIJING Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing two years ago on a flight to Beijing, made an emotional plea on Friday for the search to continue.


Exclusive - Japan to upgrade Patriot batteries for Olympics as North Korean missile threat grows: sources

TOKYO Japan is upgrading its Patriot PAC-3 missile defence system in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, adding range and accuracy needed to intercept more advanced North Korean ballistic missiles, four sources with knowledge of the plan said.


Brexit shockwaves hit British jobs, banks, automobiles

LONDON Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, big extra costs for Ford, and consumer confidence plunging.

Russia says United States stance on Syria allows terrorists to regroup - RIA

MOSCOW The United States has still not differentiated between terrorists and the co-called moderate opposition in Syria, which allows militants to prepare new offensives, RIA news agency cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Thursday.

China says pressing ahead with own anti-missile system

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, amid anger at South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile system.


Boeing says it could end 747 production

Boeing Co could end production of its iconic 747 aircraft, as the world's biggest plane maker faces falling orders and pricing pressure, according to a regulatory filing.


Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.