American Airlines bets on supersonic travel with Boom jet deal

American Airlines bets on supersonic travel with Boom jet deal

Aug 16 (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) on Tuesday agreed to buy up to 20 jets from aircraft maker Boom Supersonic, becoming the second major U.S. airline to bet on ultra-fast passenger travel in the last two years. The deal brings Boom’s orderbook to 130 airplanes, including options, valued at about $26 billion, … Read more

Russia says Britain requested permission for spy plane to fly over Russia

Russia says Britain requested permission for spy plane to fly over Russia

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that Britain has requested permission for its RC-135 spy plane to fly over Russia, a move it termed “a deliberate provocation”. A U.K. Ministry of Defence source denied that Britain had asked permission to fly a spy plane over Russia. The Russian Defence Ministry … Read more

Planning to visit London? You may have to wait until October

Planning to visit London? You may have to wait until October

In an effort to meet the increasing demand for air travel while facing a personnel deficit, London’s Heathrow Airport announced on August 15 that it will extend its daily passenger cap until the end of October. The airport, one of the busiest in Europe, stated that up to 100,000 passengers may depart each day until … Read more

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

UK first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

A nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, Britain April 7, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UK’s JCVI backs using bivalent shot in autumn booster campaign Moderna sees Australia, Canada, EU approvals soon LONDON, … Read more

Iran says Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack

Iran says Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack

Don’t accuse Tehran, says foreign ministry spokesman Says novelist ‘crossed red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed several times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to level accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on Salman … Read more

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after U.S. go-ahead

Exclusive: Wall Street revives Russian bond trading after U.S. go-ahead

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Several major Wall Street banks have begun offering to facilitate trades in Russian debt in recent days, according to bank documents seen by Reuters, giving investors another chance to dispose of assets widely seen in the West as toxic. Most U.S. and European banks had pulled back from the … Read more

Oil drops as China data weighs

Oil drops as China data weighs

FILE PHOTO – A pump jack is seen surrounded by steam during sunset at a PetroChina’s oil field in Karamay, Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China’s July refinery output lowest since March 2020, data shows Stronger U.S. dollar and low liquidity pressure prices … Read more

Harry and Meghan to visit UK and Germany in September

Harry and Meghan to visit UK and Germany in September

“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September,” a spokesperson for the couple said Monday. The couple are expected to attend the One Young World 2022 Manchester Summit on September 5 and the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 One Year … Read more

Three murder arrests after man, 60, dies at scene of fight in east London – MKFM 106.3FM

Three murder arrests after man, 60, dies at scene of fight in east London – MKFM 106.3FM

A murder investigation has been launched after a 60-year-old man died at the scene of a fight in east London. The Metropolitan Police were called at just gone midnight on Sunday to reports of a fight at the junction of Ford Road and Broad Street in Dagenham, east London. Officers and the London Ambulance Service … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report … Read more