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Lockheed Martin releases video of simulated strike against Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp released a video dedicated to “Skunk Works”, the secret Research and development team at the company. It is responsible for a number of aircraft designs, including the U-2, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which […]

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Syria war: Turkey intensifies Idlib onslaught after air strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tensions in northern Syria have spiked following an air strike that killed dozens of Turkish troops Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets on Sunday as it intensified military action in northern Syria. The pilots parachuted to safety over Idlib province, where Turkish troops and rebels have been clashing […]

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Tear gas and arrests at ‘largest French strike in decades’ | News

Protesters choked on tear gas shot by French police as tens of thousands of union members marched through the centre of Paris in a show of force on Thursday. Dozens were arrested by riot police in the capital, and tear gas was also fired at protesters marching in the western city of Nantes. The marches […]

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South Western Railway strike: 27-day walk out begins

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSouthampton rail commuters speak out on first day of strike Commuters are facing disruption as workers on South Western Railway (SWR) begin a 27-day strike. It comes after talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and SWR over a long-running dispute over guards on trains […]

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Ontario High school teachers and the province to resume talks this weekend as threat of one-day strike looms

Talks resume this weekend between the province and the union representing public high school teachers in a bid to avert a day-long strike next Wednesday. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) says its 60,000 members — including teachers, speech-language pathologists, social workers and office staff — will walk off the job Dec. 4 if […]

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Toronto Eaton Centre killer sentenced to life in prison but could be eligible for parole in 16 months

TORONTO — The man who opened fire inside Eaton Centre’s food court has been sentenced to life in prison but he could be eligible for parole in as little as 16 months. Christopher Husbands drew a handgun and opened fire in the food court in June 2012, killing two people and wounding several others. Ahmed […]

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B.C. to appoint mediator as UNBC faculty strike nears three weeks

B.C.’s NDP government says it is appointing a special mediator to intervene in the nearly three-week-old strike at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). The striking UNBC Faculty Association (UNBC-FA) made the request of the province’s labour minister earlier Tuesday. In a statement posted to its website, the university says it supports the approach. […]

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