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Labour wins back panel inspecting arms exports

Labour has secured a victory in the dispute about the UK’s role in the Saudi-led bombardment of Yemen, with the re-establishment of the Commons committee responsible for scrutinising arms exports.<p>In a separate development the government has promised to raise with Saudi Arabia next week the UN panel …

Middle East

Nearly 40 per cent of Germans want Angela Merkel to resign, poll finds

The German Chancellor is facing a huge public backlash over her liberal asylum seekers policy<p>Almost forty per cent of Germans believe Angela Merkel should resign over her handling of the refugee crisis, according to a new poll released on Friday.<p>The findings are the strongest indication yet of the …

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli air force: reports citing Snowden | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.<p>American whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Surveillance

This private jet would get you from London to New York in 11 minutes

The Antipode would travel at 24 times the speed of sound and could get from New York to Sydney in half an hour<p>In today's world of on-demand services and non-stop connectivity, a seven-hour flight across the Atlantic can feel interminable.<p>But a new design for a luxury business jet could get you from …

Aviation

An EgyptAir mechanic is suspected of planting an ISIS bomb on a crashed Russian passenger jet

So far Egypt has publicly said it has found no evidence that the MetroJet flight, which crashed in the Sinai Peninsula after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh airport, killing all 224 people on board, was brought down by terrorism.<p>A senior security official at the airline denied that any of its …