News That Matters

Tag: defence

UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham

UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham

Business
The government has approved a US private equity firm's takeover of UK defence and aerospace company Cobham.Advent International made a £4bn offer to buy Cobham in July and shareholders approved the deal in August.Concerns had been expressed that the purchase could undermine national security, and the founding family of the firm said the announcement was "cynically timed to avoid scrutiny".The government said identified security risks had been mitigated.Cobham, which employs 10,000 people, has extensive contracts with the British military and is seen as a world leader in air-to-air refuelling technology. The firm, based in Wimborne, Dorset, also makes electronic warfare systems and communications for military vehicles.Its expertise played a significant rol
Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

Sports
Terence Crawford will defend his world title, Teofimo Lopez will challenge for a world title and Michael Conlan will get his shot at Olympic revenge on December 14 at MSG in New York. The American (35-0) WBO welterweight champion faces mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas, an unbeaten (21-0-1) Latvian who admittedly underwhelmed last time out as he endured a draw for the first time. Getty Terence Crawford stopped Amir Khan last time out “Kavaliauskas is a two-time Olympian and I can’t take him lightly,” Crawford said. “He’s got everything to gain and nothing to lose and that makes him dangerous. I never overlook any opponent, and this will be no exception.” Kavaliauskas replied: “I have prepared my whole boxing career for a fight of this magnit
Iggy Azalea slips into sheer dominatrix ensemble to celebrate new album In My Defence

Iggy Azalea slips into sheer dominatrix ensemble to celebrate new album In My Defence

Entertainment
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea released her latest album, In My Defence, on Friday as well as new single F*** It Up.The Sally Walker hitmaker performed at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles after the album release in one of her sexiest outfits to date.In an ensemble that gave serious Black Widow vibes, Iggy turned into a latex dominatrix for the night.The musician – real name Amethyst Kelly – slipped into a sheer scarlet bodysuit that hugged her famous curves. Related Articles A red bustier cupped her surgically-enhanced chest, while a matching thong was also visible underneath the bodysuit.Iggy accentuated her trim waist by wrapping a PVC belt around her middle, that was also connected to matching chaps.The bottoms featured plenty of cut-out sections, giving an illusion that Igg
Iranian threats ‘put on hold’, says US defence chief

Iranian threats ‘put on hold’, says US defence chief

World
The potential of attacks by Iran has been "put on hold" by US counter-measures, acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said.The US has warned of a threat from Iran in recent weeks and Mr Shanahan briefed lawmakers at a closed-doors meeting.Tension has risen sharply, with the US deploying military assets to the Gulf to tackle the unspecified threats.On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran."He has maintained a strong anti-Iran policy since taking office and last year unilaterally withdrew the US from a nuclear deal with Iran and five world powers. US-Iran tensions explained Why the WhatsApp spies may have eyes on Iran President Trump's National Security Advise...
Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing

Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing

World
A judge branded Julian Assange a "narcissist" as he was found guilty of breaching his bail conditions - hours after he was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London following seven years of refuge.The WikiLeaks founder is facing extradition to the US on charges of conspiring to break into a classified government computer, where he could face a maximum jail sentence of five years. Assange was detained by police after the Ecuadorian government withdrew his asylum - accusing the self-proclaimed journalist of interfering in international affairs and being discourteous to embassy staff. Image: Assange was arrested at the embassy on Thursday morning The 47-year-old shouted and gesticulated as he was carried away in handcuffs by...