Aerospace and defense industry

February 17, 2018 - 11:57 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A SpaceX satellite launch from California that could create a spectacular aerial display has been delayed. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain had been scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, nearly...
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A U.S. Marine stands guard on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever international law allows when asked if China's newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
February 17, 2018 - 8:08 pm
ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines (AP) — U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever "international law allows us," said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier...
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This photo provided by NASA shows astronauts Norishige Kanai of Japan, left, and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei during a spacewalk on the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The astronauts are wrapping up months of repair work on the station's big robot arm. The 58-foot robot arm had both of its aging mechanical hands replaced on previous spacewalks. (NASA via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts wrapped up months of repair work Friday on the International Space Station 's big robot arm. The Canadian-built, 58-foot robot arm had both of its aging mechanical hands replaced on spacewalks conducted in October and January. NASA astronaut Mark...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, centre, is welcomed by his wife and daughter upon arrival at the court for their trial on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges against dozens of journalists, along with other attempts to suppress and discredit the media. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
February 15, 2018 - 9:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as "very excessive." The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Sen Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Corker says he will no longer block Persian Gulf nations from buying American-made lethal weapons even though the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its neighbors remains in a stalemate.. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
February 15, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is poised to let Persian Gulf nations resume buying American-made lethal weapons after a key U.S. senator said he would stop blocking the sales, even though the Qatar diplomatic crisis that prompted the freeze is no closer to being resolved. Last year, Senate...
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Farkhanur Gavrilova, mother of Ruslan Gavrilov who is reported to have killed in Syria, looks on while speaking to the Associated Press in the village of Kedrovoye, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Gavrilova’s son Ruslan was one of seven men in this village of 2,300 who are believed to have joined a private military company called Wagner. The company reportedly was involved in an attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria on Feb. 7 and suffered devastating losses in a U.S. counterstrike. (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva)
February 15, 2018 - 4:18 pm
KEDROVOYE, Russia (AP) — For Russian mother Farkhanur Gavrilova, the blow came a week ago when an acquaintance called her to say that her son was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria that pitted Russian and U.S. combatants against each other for the first time in the Syrian war. Gavrilova's son, 37-...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, watches the troops marching as he and Syrian President Bashar Assad visit the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — After a week of unanswered questions, Russia acknowledged Thursday that five of its citizens may have been killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the first time Russians have died at U.S. hands in Syria's chaotic battlefield. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova emphasized...
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In this file photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A takes off from the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The launch initially set for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 was postponed at the very last minute due to an unspecified glitch. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Progress spacecraft moored at the station Thursday in automatic mode, bringing 2.7 metric tons (3...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament is working on a bill to regulate private military companies, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday after reports that an unknown number of Russian military contractors were killed in a U.S. strike in Syria. Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, watches the troops marching as he and Syrian President Bashar Assad visit the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Several private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions if officially confirmed. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a scenario many feared in the fog of Syria's multi-front war: a confrontation in which U.S. forces, responding to a provocation, kill Russian soldiers or mercenaries on a crowded battlefield. Russian news reports Tuesday described just such a scenario, with an unknown number...
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