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Boeing sees foreign orders making 40 percent of defense sales in a decade

“International demand for weapons and defence products and services is also increasing steadily, Gene Cunningham, Boeing’s head of international sales, said in an interview” reports businessinsider.com. The company on Thursday said it won 528 new orders and commitments for commercial aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow this week.Boeing is the world’s largest planemaker and its commercial backlog is nearly 10 times that of its defence business.Over the next 10 years, Cunningham said, “We see the international (sales) number growing to somewhere in the 40 percent range, but we also see the…

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Trump tells NATO leaders to up military spending to 4 percent of GDP 

“U.S. President Donald Trump told NATO leaders on Wednesday they should increase their defence spending to 4 percent of their country’s economic output, double the group’s current goal of two percent” writes Marlene Awaad for cnbc.com. The United States, the world’s biggest military power, spent some 3.57 percent on defence last year, according to NATO figures.”He suggested that countries not only meet their commitment of 2 percent of their GDP on defence spending, but that they increase it to 4 percent,” Sarah Sanders told reporters.Striking a strident tone at the…

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How cuts to Britain’s military mean we no longer rule the waves, with fleet halved since 1990

“Welfare spending is now nearly six times defence spending, while health is nearly four times as high and education is more than twice as high” writes Ashley Kirk for telegraph.co.uk. In the mid-1980s, health and education spending were at similar levels to defence spending.Julian Lewis MP, chair of the Commons defence committee, previously told The Telegraph: “Quite apart from the figures on our graph, it’s worth remembering that in 1995 to 1996, several years after we took the ‘peace dividend’ at the end of the Cold War, we were not…

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Joshua Kimmich leaves a Philipp Lahm-shaped hole in the Germany defence

“Fans invariably love a marauding type who gets up and down the wing, dives into tackles and is generally both no-nonsense in defence and a swashbuckling attacking presence” writes Jamie Carragher for telegraph.co.uk. Joshua Kimmich might be a better player than Kolasinac but, having been regularly hailed as the best right-back in the world over the past year, this was surely one occasion when manager Joachim Löw must have wished that Philipp Lahm was still around. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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No North Korea relief until verifiable denuclearisation steps, says Mattis

“Speaking at a security conference in Singapore ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Mattis said it is vital that the international community keeps UN Security Council sanctions in place for now” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. “North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearisation,” Mattis said during public remarks at a meeting with the South Korean and Japanese defence ministers.”In this moment we are steadfastly committed to strengthening even further our defence cooperation…

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Defence Secretary to back Eurosceptics in Brexit war cabinet showdown over customs deal

“The Defence Secretary is likely to give his support to eurosceptics in a critical Cabinet meeting today in urging the Prime Minister to drop plans for a customs partnership with the EU. Gavin Williamson, the former chief whip who backed Remain during the EU referendum, is understood to share eurosceptic concerns that the plan is “unworkable”” writes Chief Political Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. It means that five members of the 10-strong Brexit War Cabinet are opposed to the plans, which eurosceptics have described as “bonkers” amid concerns it could lead to…

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‘Moussa Dembele is a joy to watch’ – Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths

“The former Fulham man was a thorn in the flesh of the Ibrox Stadium outfit’s defence and was rewarded for his effort with a sublime finish from the penalty spot” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. And the Scotland international who made a cameo in the game is in awe of the forward’s performance. “With that display, Moussa showed he is one of the top young talents in Europe,” Griffiths told club website. “He bullied their centre-halves and he was unplayable, and his penalty just summed the guy up. “It doesn’t…

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