• Paris Air Show orders – final day (Graphic)
  • Deployable voice and data recorders (Graphic)
  • Arab states send Qatar demands to end crises (Graphic)
  • New Queensferry Crossing to open after delays (Graphic)
  • UEFA Women's Euro 2017 schedule (Graphic)
  • UEFA Women's Euro 2017 venues (Graphic)
  • UEFA Women's Euro 2017 team kits (Artwork)
  • UEFA Women's Euro 2017 logo (Artwork)
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Airbus to fit deployable flight data recorders

LE BOURGET -- Airbus will fit automatic deployable flight recorders (ADFRs) in a bid to make it easier to find plane wreckage in the event of an accident over the sea.

The Toulouse-based manufacturer ill fit the devices in the A350 XWB first, followed by A380s, A330s and A320LRs. The new ADFR will be able to record up to 25 hours of voice and flight data and float in water indefinitely, sending a satellite signal with the aircraft’s country of registration, tail number and the location.


Aug 30: Queensferry Crossing to open

EDINBURGH -- The new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth will open on August 30 with 50,000 people walking over the £1.35 billion (€1.5bn) bridge in the opening event.


IS destroys iconic Grand al-Nuri Mosque

MOSUL -- The Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous hunchback minaret, which leaned like Italy's Tower of Pisa, has been blown up by so-called Islamic State.

Interactive World Agenda for July

LONDON -- Events this month include the G20 summit in Hamburg, preceded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Poland. France holds Bastille Day celebrations amid tight security.


Print version of World Agenda for July

LONDON -- Venezuela’s embattled government is set to elect a constituent assembly, Dubai plans a drone taxi service and the IOC awards the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.

Sega launches Sega Forever classic games

LONDON -- Sega Forever is to reissue classic games from its extensive back catalogue for iOS and Android phones with five titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, released Thursday.


Paris Air Show deals top $86 billion

LE BOURGET -- Boeing secured $44.5 billion in order value at the Paris Air Show as rival Airbus booked $17.7bn, marking the U.S. planemaker’s first victory in five years.


F-35 makes roaring Paris Air Show debut

LE BOURGET -- The U.S. Air Force’s F-35 Lightning stealth fighter performed a stunning aerobatic display, with a series of loops and gravity defying moves on the first day of the Paris Air Show.


London mosque terrorist attack

LONDON -- One man was killed after a hire van hit a group of worshippers leaving a Muslim welfare centre in Seven Sisters Road in London’s Finsbury Park.

Macron wins huge parliamentary majority

PARIS -- President Emmanuel Macron’s political rise has been given another boost after his centrist parliamentary coalition claimed a landslide 350 seats out of a total of 577.


Raging forest fires kill 62 in Portugal

PORTUGAL -- Central Portugal’s forest fires are still raging on several fronts – they have left at least 62 dead, many of the victims inside their cars as they tried to flee.

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

BERLIN -- Germany’s longest-serving post-war chancellor, and architect of reunification after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl died at his home in Ludwigshafen on Friday.


Europeans warm again to EU – Pew Research

BRUSSELS -- Support for the European Union among its citizens has jumped sharply since the Brexit vote a year ago, surging by 18 percentage points in both Germany and France.


Doomsday Clock is 2.5 minutes from midnight

CHICAGO -- The June 1947 issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists introduced the “Doomsday Clock” to the world, warning that nuclear weapons represented the greatest threat to mankind.

Jun 29: Tenth anniversary of iPhone premiere

CUPERTINO -- On June 29, 2007, the Apple iPhone went on sale. One decade later excited voices have highlighted the sales anniversary for “something big” to happen with the iPhone.


U.S. developing SR-72 hypersonic aircraft

BETHESDA, MARYLAND -- Lockheed Martin is working on the SR-72, a strike and reconnaissance aircraft that would be capable of reaching Mach 6, or six times the speed of sound.

U.S. monuments at risk under President Trump

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s executive order to review environmental protections on federal lands, as part of a plan to increase development, threatens 27 U.S. national monuments.


Catalonia independence referendum in October

BARCELONA -- Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has called an independence referendum for October 1, challenging the Spanish government, which maintains such a vote is illegal.


Motorsports 2017


Jul 1-23: Tour de France hits the road

DÜSSELDORF -- The biggest annual sporting event in the world, with more live spectators than the Olympics, sets off, finishing 3,540km and three weeks later in Paris.

Jul 20-23: The Open golf at Royal Birkdale

LIVERPOOL -- The world’s greatest golfers will converge on the north west English coast, where the renowned and challenging links course will host the Open for a tenth time.


Jun 29-Jul 2: WRC Rally Poland

MIKOLAJKI -- Featuring super-quick sandy roads that dart among the picturesque countryside of the Masurian Lake District, with stages near the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.


Jun 23-25: F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

BAKU -- The Central Asian republic holds its second F1 race after the European GP, won by Nico Rosberg in his Championship season, was held at the Baku City Circuit in 2016.

Jun 17-Jul 2: Confederations Cup

ST PETERSBURG -- In a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, continental cup winners meet in Russia to decide the champion of champions in the final at the Krestovsky Stadium.



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