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Russia says two of its medics killed in Aleppo hospital attack

MOSCOW/BEIRUT The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday Syrian rebels had deliberately shelled a Russian military field hospital in Aleppo, killing two female medics and injuring one other.

Russian warplane crashes in Mediterranean, pilot safe - agencies

MOSCOW A Russian Su-33 warplane crashed while landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean, Russian news cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Monday.


Russia says will treat as terrorists rebels who refuse to leave Aleppo

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he was confident Moscow and Washington can reach a deal in talks this week on the withdrawal of all rebels from the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo.


China trainmaker CRRC to build more plants abroad in expansion plan - China Daily

SHANGHAI Chinese trainmaker CRRC plans to build more factories abroad as part of its plan to double sales outside of China to up to $15 billion (11.83 billion pounds) by 2020, state-run China Daily reported on Monday.


Airbus chief wants soft Brexit, higher German military budget

PARIS Airbus is pushing the British government to opt for a "soft Brexit" in which Britain stays in the European Union's single market, its chief executive said on Sunday, warning that the future of the aerospace group's investments in the United Kingdom hinged on it.


Soccer plane crashed without fuel, officials investigating

MEDELLIN, Colombia The plane that crashed in Colombia killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian soccer team had no fuel on impact, according to initial findings by aviation officials, prompting an investigation into why the plane flew under those conditions.


U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters.


Brazil mourns Chapecoense crash victims at packed stadium wake

CHAPECO, Brazil A downpour drenched thousands of mourners in this Brazilian city on Saturday as they grieved over 50 caskets flown overnight to the stadium of the local Chapecoense soccer team, which was all but wiped out in an air crash Monday in Colombia. | Video


Brazil's Temer keeps low profile at wake for soccer team

CHAPECO, Brazil President Michel Temer came to mourn Brazil's tragic heroes, a rural soccer team that beat the odds and was then wiped out in a plane crash. But he kept a low profile, mindful of his poor popularity ratings.


UK plans to buy 20 new drones from General Atomics - minister

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Britain has signed a $125 million (98 million pound) contract with privately held U.S. weapons maker General Atomics for development of a new drone, and plans to eventually buy 20 of the new unmanned planes, Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon said on Saturday.


How a rebel Myanmar tin mine may up-end a global supply chain

YANGON/WASHINGTON From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies.