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Report: Turkey nearing purchase of Russian Su-35 fighter planes

Report: Turkey nearing purchase of Russian Su-35 fighter planes

Business
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Turkey is nearing the purchase of between 36 and 48 Su-35 fighter planes from Russia, Turkish government sources confirmed. The figure of 48 planes would comprise two squadrons of the plane, and would complement the S-400 missile defense system that Turkey, a NATO member, purchased from Russia earlier this year and delivered in August. The plane and missile system are part of a cooperative engagement capability in which the Su-35s would act as airborne radar to guide the S-400's missiles as they engage enemy aircraft or missiles. Data from the S-400's ground based radars could also serve an Su-35 pilot, since the S-400's strongest capability is networking with other systems, including fighter planes and the Russian-made Pantsir low-level air defense system. Turkey was su...

Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth

Health
A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean sections and surgical cuts to the vagina, or episiotomies, without their consent — and often without a painkiller. "Mistreatment during childbirth can amount to a violation of human rights, and could be a powerful disincentive from seeking facility-based maternity care," the study said in a discussion of similar research. The new study led by the World Health Organization followed more than 2,000 women
Climate change severely damaging world’s oceans, major new report warns

Climate change severely damaging world’s oceans, major new report warns

Science
Climate change is devastating our seas and frozen regions as never before, a major new United Nations report warns.According to a UN panel of scientists, waters are rising, the ice is melting, and species are moving habitat due to human activities.And the loss of permanently frozen lands threatens to unleash even more carbon, hastening the decline.There is some guarded hope that the worst impacts can be avoided, with deep and immediate cuts to carbon emissions.This is the third in a series of special reports that have been produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past 12 months. Media playback is unsupported on your device The scientists previously lo...
Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Business
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, in a report revealed Friday, said the planned $ 3.6 billion diversion of military funds for a border wall is a risk of national security. The report, obtained by NBC News, outlines 51 military projects scheduled to lose funding, and their importance to national security. Contraction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative, which deters Russian aggression in Europe, is among the most notable. It cites that without properly constructed buildings, personnel and 12 F/A-22 fighter planes at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany "will have no shelter facilities in case of enemy attack, making the assets vulnerable to destruction." Funding for airport upgrades in Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Slovakia and Hungary have been cancelled because of t...
Report: Upcoming North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks aimed at drafting agreement

Report: Upcoming North Korea-U.S. nuclear talks aimed at drafting agreement

World
SEOUL, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Working-level talks expected to take place between the United States and North Korea late this month are part of a process to draft an agreement to be signed at the countries' next summit, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper in Japan said Thursday. Earlier this week, the North expressed a willingness to hold working-level talks with the United States in late September in what would mark a resumption of the negotiating process that reached a deadlock with February's no-deal summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Choson Sinbo newspaper said the upcoming talks are a "process to discuss and fine-tune the content to be included in an agreement to be signed at a summit" and therefore, the negotiating teams bear a heavy responsibility....