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PM gives green light to post-Brexit EU research deal

PM gives green light to post-Brexit EU research deal

Science
The UK will endeavour to continue within a €100bn (£85bn) EU science programme after Brexit.Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light for the UK to negotiate its continued participation within the Horizon Europe research programme.Horizon Europe provides funding to scientists, students and industry for research.The news was revealed within a document setting out the government's approach to negotiations with the EU.The statement will come as a relief to research leaders, who feared that research collaboration would become a bargaining chip in general trade negotiations.The President of the Royal Society, Prof Sir Venki Ramakrishnan has been influential in persuading the PM of the importance of making an early commitment t
State department approves $325.5M arms deal to Tunisia

State department approves $325.5M arms deal to Tunisia

Business
Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The State Department has approved a possible sale of four AT-6C Wolverine Light Attack Aircraft and related equipment to Tunisia for an estimated $ 325.8 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday. According to DSCA, the government of Tunisia as asked to buy four Wolverine aircraft along with a variety supporting equipment, including but not limited to 312 MAU-169 computer control groups, 468 MK81 250 LB GP bombs and 3,290 advanced precision kill weapon systems -- as well as bomb components and practice bombs. "The proposed sale will improve Tunisia's ability to meet current and future threats by increasing their capability and capacity to counter-terrorism and other violent extremist organization threats," said the DSCA's announcement. The DSCA...
India, U.S. ink $3B deal for helicopters

India, U.S. ink $3B deal for helicopters

Business
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signed a deal arranging for the purchase of more than $ 3 billion in military equipment from the United States, Modi and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. The announcement, which was greenlit by India's government just days ago, came as Trump wrapped a two-day visit to the country. The deal includes purchase of six Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters for the Indian army, with an expected delivery date of 2023, and 24 Sikorsky MH-60 Romeo helicopters. The Apache is the primary attack helicopter used by the U.S. Army, and is also used by several other nations, including Japan, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The MH-60 Romeo is naval helicopter designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. T...
Brexit: Emmanuel Macron ‘not sure’ of UK-EU trade deal by end of year

Brexit: Emmanuel Macron ‘not sure’ of UK-EU trade deal by end of year

Business
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is "not sure" a UK-EU trade deal will be struck by 31 December, the end of the Brexit transition period.Mr Macron said negotiations starting in March will be "tense", with fishing rights a key point of contention.It comes as the UK government signalled it would publish its mandate for the trade deal later this week.In the document, ministers are expected to reiterate their desire for a Canada-style deal with few tariffs on goods.While a trade deal is hammered out with the EU, the UK is following the majority of the bloc's rules.The UK is in this transition period until 31 December following its departure from the EU on 31 January."I am not sure that an agreement will be reached between...
Sudanese gov’t reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

Sudanese gov’t reaches settlement deal with USS Cole victims

World
Sudan's transitional government says it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism listBy NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressFebruary 13, 2020, 10:12 AM4 min readCAIRO -- Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and improve relations with the West. At the time of the Oct. 12, 2000 attack in the Yemeni port of Aden that killed 17 sailors and wounded more than three dozen others, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Today, Sudan's interim authorities...