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July 18, 2015 10:03 PM Boeing Warns Carriers About Flying Bulk Shipments of Lithium Batteries

Plane maker’s message likely sets stage for much tougher global packaging standards for such cargo Boeing Co. has warned airlines that flying bulk shipments of lithium batteries in the bellies of its passenger jets poses unacceptable fire hazards, likely setting the stage for significantly tougher international packaging standards for all such cargo 8

July 16, 2015 4:30 AM Nyet: Russia opposes tribunal to seek justice in downing of MH17

Russia vehemently opposes the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing a civilian airliner over Eastern Ukraine last year – possibly because pro-Russian rebels are to blame. The U.S., Dutch and other governments believe pro-Russian rebels fighting Ukrainian forces fired a Moscow-supplied missile that downed Malaysian 30

July 9, 2015 4:27 PM NASA picks 4 astronauts to fly 1st commercial space missions

In this April 3, 2008 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Eric Boe poses for a photo. Boe is one of four veteran astronauts selected to fly the first commercial space missions, NASA announced, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (NASA via AP) In this Sept. 22, 2004 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Sunita Williams poses for a photo. Williams is one of four veteran 19

July 7, 2015 1:46 PM Vietnam Airlines shows off first 787 at D.C.'s National Airport

Boeing celebrated its first Vietnam Airlines 787 Dreamliner at a special ceremony at Washington's Reagan National Airport on July 6, 2015. Boeing celebrated its first Vietnam Airlines 787 Dreamliner at a special ceremony at Washington's Reagan National Airport on July 6, 2015. The premium economy cabin of Vietnam Airlines' first Boeing 787 Dreamliner 114

July 1, 2015 2:49 PM Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

The team investigating last year's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments. The Dutch Safety Board announced Wednesday it made the draft report available on June 2 to representatives of Malaysia, Ukraine, the United States, Russia, the United 139

June 30, 2015 10:25 PM The Tea Party is about to kill the Ex-Im Bank, but it won’t stay dead

After a half-decade of frustrations trying to shrink the federal government, Tea Party-affiliated Republicans are about to score their first victory. At midnight, the charter for the Export-Import Bank will expire, the result of a campaign by conservative lawmakers and affiliated outside groups to zero out the New Deal-era agency. But there is growing 78

June 30, 2015 7:14 PM As Export-Import Bank charter expires, backers warn of economic damage

As the charter of the Export-Import Bank was set to expire Tuesday, supporters warned of economic damage if Congress doesn't act quickly to reauthorize the federal agency when lawmakers return next week from a holiday recess. "We are undermining thousands and thousands of jobs," said Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). "This is unilateral disarmament in the competition 60 1

June 30, 2015 9:39 AM South Korea selects Airbus for $1.33bn military contract

SEOUL: European aerospace giant Airbus won a $1.33 billion deal Tuesday to supply air refuelling tankers to South Korea, beating US rival Boeing, a state agency said. Under the 1.488 trillion won deal, Airbus Defence and Space will supply four A330 MRTT aircraft by 2019 to South Korea's air force, said the military's procurement agency. South Korea's 66

June 30, 2015 8:24 AM Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashes in Medan, Killing at Least 20

The crash of the Hercules occurred not long before midday and just two minutes after the transport plane took off from Soewondo air force base. Air Marshall Agus Supriatna, the air force chief, said the pilot told the control tower that the plane needed to turn back because of engine trouble. “The plane crashed while it was turning right to return to the airport 35 3

June 28, 2015 8:12 PM SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) Falcon 9 rocket had flown 18 times previously since its 2010 debut, all successfully 44