British Airways’ parent company agrees to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets
19 June 2019 | 2:19 pm
British Airways' parent company agrees to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
January 28, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023
February 18, 2023
It could be the biggest revolution in the aviation industry since the invention of the jet engine, but there are still many hurdles for electric passenger planes before they take to the skies.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Oleksii Makeiev told DW that fighter jets are important, but took pressure off Chancellor Olaf Scholz to agree to immediate deliveries.
Igor Zhovkva, deputy head of the office of the president of Ukraine, urged Western countries to deliver long-range missiles and fighter jets to Ukraine as he spoke to FRANCE 24 from Kyiv. He said Ukraine was counting on "positive results soon" and "believed in the united efforts of our partners in delivering weaponry to us".
Russia says that Western jets will make the conflict "more painful" for Ukraine and will prolong conflict, as Zelenskyy meets with European leaders in Brussels.
Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy had a few key asks on his European tour this week. On one — a call for allies to send fighter jets — he claimed to see progress, but had little to show on the spot.
The former commanding US general in Europe, Ben Hodges, has told DW that the West should provide Kyiv with fighter jets. He said that providing Ukraine with the planes could lead to a victory for Kyiv within the year.
Kyiv is already preparing runways for the western planes, which could prove decisive in the war against Russia. On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Poland will push for a decision to deliver F-16s.
Fighter jets like the F-16 or MiG-29 can be war-changing, and Ukraine would certainly like to have some. Find out how the jets work, why they are so important ― and what it feels like to fly one.
Slovakia's acting Prime Minister Eduard Heger would like to send MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, but at the moment, the constitution and opposition seem to be standing in his way.
President Andrzej Duda has announced they will deliver four figher jets to Ukraine in "the next few days."
Slovakia has decided to send 13 MIG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russian forces have made some progress in the battle for the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut, according to British intelligence. DW has the latest.
Residents of Sudan's capital reported a flight of fighter planes over several parts of the capital Khartoum late on Monday as a seven-day ceasefire period agreed by warring military factions began.
14 mins ago
While Palestinians in the Middle East have different legal statuses and integration levels, for the majority, the common pursuit remains a two-state solution and the ability to exercise a right to return.
14 mins ago
The trial of Marvel actor Jonathan Majors has begun, with the actor facing charges of assault against his ex-girlfriend. The alleged attack occurred in March of 2022 and left the victim, Grace Jabbari, with bruises and a broken finger.
15 mins ago
Dubai is hosting the UN COP28 summit on climate change, which aims to encourage countries to speed up their energy transitions. The fact that the event is taking place in an oil-rich emirate is the last straw for many activists, who are boycotting the event. Dubai, home to artificial islands and ski slopes in the desert, is nonetheless trying to boost its green credentials and is counting on startups to do so.
4 hours ago
Sebastian Stan has been cast as a young Donald Trump in Ali Abbasi's biopic 'The Apprentice'.
4 hours ago
As the COP28 summit gets underway in Dubai, the United Nations has warned that one of the biggest challenges in tackling climate change is the rise in disinformation about the issue. The UN is backing a campaign by Indian teenage environmental activist Sagarika Sriram, whose mission is to make climate change studies compulsory in schools worldwide. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Gavin Lee from Dubai.
7 hours ago
Qatar holds an important position of influence over Hamas, a designated terrorist entity, whose political headquarters it has housed for more than a decade. Some question its legitimacy as mediator in the Israel-Hamas war.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.