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12 US Guard troops pulled from inauguration after far-right probe

Twelve US National Guard troops have been pulled from duty protecting the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden, partly due to an investigation of extremist sympathies in the ranks, the Pentagon...
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US soldier charged with plotting IS attack on 9/11 Memorial

A US Army soldier was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to help Islamic State fighters attack American troops and targets in New York, including the 9/11 Memorial.Cole James Bridges...
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NATO chief says looking forward to working with Biden

NATO and the European Union are looking forward to working with US President-elect Joe Biden to strengthen transatlantic ties, the military alliance's chief said on Tuesday."We look forward to working...
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Reducing air pollution ‘could prevent 50,000 EU deaths’

Limiting air pollution to levels recommended by the World Health Organization could prevent more than 50,000 deaths in Europe annually, according to research published Wednesday that called for urgent action.The...
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Incoming US defense chief promises to fight extremists in the ranks

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be the next defense secretary, Lloyd Austin, pledged Tuesday to tackle extremists in the military's own ranks, after some members of the military dressed in...
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Gorbachev calls on Russia and US to mend ties under Biden

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday called for Russia and the United States to repair their strained relations, hours before President-elect Joe Biden was to enter the White House.Tensions...
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Airline giant IAG gets Air Europa on cheap over virus

British Airways owner IAG on Wednesday said it would pay only half the agreed purchase price of Spain's Air Europa, and not for more than six years, as the sector...
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Trump departs Washington for Florida on Air Force One

President Donald Trump left Washington on Air Force One on Wednesday three hours ahead of the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden.Trump, 74, will be at his Mar-a-Lago resort in...
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Libya navy school fire kills officers, civilian: ministry

A fire at a Libyan naval academy near the capital Tripoli killed two senior officers and a civilian, the health ministry said Wednesday, without identifying the root cause of the...
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UK misses Trump deal in Airbus-Boeing tariffs dispute

Britain failed to strike a deal with Donald Trump ahead of his departure as US president on a tariffs dispute between European planemaker Airbus and US rival Boeing, the UK...
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Russia urges ‘more constructive’ approach from Biden on key arms treaty

Russia on Wednesday urged US President Joe Biden's new administration to take a "more constructive" approach in talks over the extension of the New START treaty, Washington's last arms reduction...
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Russia urges Biden to be ‘more constructive’ on arms treaty

Russia on Wednesday urged US President Joe Biden's new administration to take a "more constructive" approach in talks over the extension of the New START treaty, Washington's last arms reduction...
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Canada extends international traveller ban

Canada on Wednesday announced a one-month extension of a ban on non-essential international travel into the country, stretching the restrictions until February 21.Travellers allowed into Canada despite the ban, which...
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Delicate dance: handing off the US ‘nuclear football’

When an outgoing president hands the keys to the White House to the incoming one, another discrete handover takes place: the systems and codes for the US leader to launch...
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United Airlines says it lost $7.1 bn in 2020 on Covid-19 hit

United Airlines on Wednesday reported it took a hefty loss in 2020 following the devastating hit Covid-19 did to travel, but the carrier eyed a partial recovery in 2021.United reported...
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Boeing reports 59% drop in commercial plane deliveries in 2020

Boeing reported Tuesday a 59 percent plunge in commercial plane deliveries in 2020 as it contended with the grounding of the 737 MAX and a travel industry downturn amid Covid-19.The...
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Deutsche Post flying high as pandemic boosts e-commerce

DHL owner Deutsche Post reported record results on Tuesday and said it was buying another eight Boeing aircraft as the pandemic fuels a package boom spurred by online shopping.The German...
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Boeing reports steep drop in 2020 deliveries, backlog

Boeing on Tuesday reported a plunge in annual plane deliveries and a diminished order backlog as it contended with dual crises caused by the 737 MAX grounding and the travel...
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Trump says ‘time for peace and for calm’ in US

President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged "peace" and "calm" in the United States after denying responsibility for a mob attack on Congress by his supporters last week."Now is the time...
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Metal detectors installed at doors of US House

Metal detectors were installed at the entrances to the US House for the first time Tuesday in response to last week's riot and after a first-term Republican said she would...
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Top US generals condemn Capitol attack in message to troops

The Pentagon's top generals condemned the January 6 attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters on Tuesday, telling US troops that it was an illegal assault on the constitutional process."The...
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Indonesia divers search for crashed plane’s second black box

Indonesian investigators said Wednesday they were hopeful of retrieving a crashed passenger jet's second black box, as they seek to explain why the plane with 62 people aboard slammed into...
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Troops on Washington streets to begin carrying arms

National Guard troops deployed on the streets of Washington began carry weapons late Tuesday in a major change of posture ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as US president, according to...
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Hunt for cockpit tapes after Indonesia jet crash

Bad weather forced scores of divers to temporarily suspend their hunt for a crashed Indonesian jet's cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, as investigators worked to read critical details on a flight...
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Sudan says Ethiopia military aircraft entered its airspace

Sudan said Wednesday an Ethiopian military aircraft entered its airspace in "a dangerous escalation" to a border dispute which saw deadly clashes in recent weeks. Tensions have been running high...
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57 killed in deadliest Israeli strikes on Syria in years

Israeli air strikes on east Syria killed 57 regime forces and allied Iran-backed fighters, in the deadliest such strikes since the start of the conflict, a war monitoring group said...
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Timeline: Israeli air raids on Syria

New Israeli air strikes on Syria have killed at least 57 people, the latest in hundreds of attacks on its strife-torn neighbour since its civil war began nine years ago.The...
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Air Canada cuts 1,900 jobs due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

Air Canada said Wednesday it was cutting 1,900 staff because bookings plunged after the government imposed new stricter travel restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19 illnesses.The move to sack...
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German army offers 10,000 soldiers to help virus fight

Germany's defence minister on Wednesday offered up to 10,000 soldiers to help carry out coronavirus tests in care homes as the country continues to struggle with high infection numbers. "The...
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Three Ivorian UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN source

Three Ivorian peacekeepers from the UN's mission in Mali were killed on Wednesday during an attack on a convoy near the central city of Timbuktu, a UN source said on...
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