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Britain broke the law on Saudi arms exports, court rules

Britain's government broke the law by allowing arms exports to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in Yemen's war, a court ruled on Thursday, after activists argued the weapons were likely operated in violation of human rights legislation.

Boeing in talks for more 737 MAX orders after IAG

Boeing is in talks with other airlines for sales of its grounded 737 MAX after receiving a letter of intent for 200 planes from British Airways owner IAG at the Paris Airshow, its sales chief said on Thursday.

Governing Hong Kong: the poisoned chalice of politics

When Carrie Lam was selected for Hong Kong's top job two years ago, she pledged to "unite and move forward", a sign she would balance the desires of the city's free-wheeling citizens against the demand for control from the Communist Party in Beijing.

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.

Fed-fuelled rally sends European shares to six-week highs

European stocks surged to six-week highs on Thursday, as investors piled into riskier assets after the U.S. Federal Reserve joined the growing number of major central banks signalling that a new round of monetary stimulus was likely.

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