Boeing tests automated ‘Loyal Wingman’ jet in 1st flight
03 March 2021 | 9:00 am
The pilotless "Loyal Wingman" flew over the Australian desert displaying potential for new approaches to military strategy. Several countries are developing similar projects, enticed by lower costs and reduced risks.
24 May 2021
Passengers who were aboard a Ryanair flight carrying a wanted Belarusian opposition activist to Lithuania describes what happened during the flight, after it was forced by Belarus to land in Minsk. The plane was diverted from its Athens-to-Vilnius route, ostensibly over a security scare.
25 May 2021
It is enough to hijack the agenda of an EU summit. A supposed bomb threat was the pretext for forcing a Ryanair flight to land in Belarus, where authorities could then pluck an independent journalist from the plane. What kind of a precedent is set by the scrambling of military jets to force a commercial carrier to land? What is Europe going to do about it?
28 May 2021
Two of the 737 MAX 8 planes crashed within months of each other, killing hundreds. The plane manufacturer has already paid millions in fines related to the model.
15 Jun 2021
The row — one of the longest-running in WTO history — saw the trans-Atlantic allies impose billions of dollars in tariffs. The deal eases a major point of tension between Brussels and Washington, for now.
27 Jun 2021
The two sides have been locked in a row over subsidies for European planemaker Airbus and its US rival Boeing for almost two decades.
21 Jun 2021
Boeing said it hopes to have the new model in service within the next two years. But the company's reputation has been damaged by crashes involving earlier versions of the MAX plane.
26 Jun 2021
Gotta catch 'em all! In a bid to attract customers, a Japanese airliner is inviting travellers to find hidden Pikachu monsters on board a newly decorated, Pokemon-themed Boeing 737-800. But first, ahead of a much-awaited congressional hearing, US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell says the US economy is continuing to show "sustained improvement" from the pandemic but that the recovery remains uneven, with unemployment still hitting low-paid workers.
19 Jul 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
20 Jul 2021
Nigeria almost lost another highly-trained military officer after a Nigerian Airforce fighter jet was shot down by so-called bandits between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna. But Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, against all odds, displayed why the motto of the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces is "Willing … Able … Ready."
7 Aug 2021
America's top diplomat in Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, says that the first flight carrying Afghans who worked as interpreters for American troops and diplomats has arrived in the United States, the start of an operation to evacuate thousands from possible Taliban retaliation.
13 Aug 2021
France is set to deliver more fighter jets to India, as allegations of corruption and cronyism continue to overshadow one of New Delhi's biggest defense deals.
1 day ago
Earlier this week, the United Nations General Assembly opened with a warning from the UN Secretary General that we are in a "suicidal war against nature". The European Union’s leaders have made it clear that they want the bloc to be a champion for climate.
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Only negotiations will bring an end to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, mediators and security experts agree. But the latest escalation and involvement of Eritrean troops is a setback to peace.
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There's been no let-up in Iran's biggest protests since 2019, which have seen unprecedented footage of public burnings of the hijab. Despite disruptions to the internet, popular unrest has flared for a sixth day across the country over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
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It's an issue that's seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers' rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films.
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President Xi Jinping wants to establish the People's Republic of China as the leading world power of tomorrow. Never before has China been so successful and pursued such ambitious goals.
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Canada and Germany have signed a deal promising green hydrogen by 2025. A lot needs to happen in that time to realize that goal. Hydrogen has the potential to replace gas and oil in transport and industry, but it is still expensive and dirty.