News A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan

The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training

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BAE Systems boss Ian King today defended the Eurofighter Typhoon after talks with the United Arab Emirates over a £6 billion order collapsed last month.

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China's Liaoning aircraft carrier completes sea trials

Trial run was notable for near-collision with an American ship

Market Report: Investors desert BAE Systems

Investors flew out of defence specialist  BAE Systems on Friday after news it had failed to win a £6bn contract on which punters had been pinning their hopes.

BAE shares dive as UAE pulls out of £6bn Typhoon deal

BAE Systems shares declined more than 4 per cent in early trade today as investors got their first chance to react to its bad news about two major Middle East jet fighter contracts last night.

David Cameron's Arab courtship fails to sell multi-billion pound Typhoon order

David Cameron's efforts to sell a multi-billion pound contract for the United Arab Emirates to buy British-built fighter jets failed last night as the Gulf state pulled out of talks

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ANC says goodbye to Nelson Mandela ahead of state funeral

Madiba's party said farewell in the country's capital

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The move is likely to heighten tensions as relations between the two powers become increasingly strained over the dispute

Iveson and comrades: he always wore a white scarf in case he was shot down over Germany. 'I
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Tony Iveson: Second World War pilot who served in the Battle of Britain in a Spitfire and helped sink the 'Tirpitz' in a Lancaster

Tony Iveson flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain and later the Lancaster Bomber, in which he was part of the group which sank Hitler's flagship, the Tirpitz. Serving as a flying instructor for two years after the Battle of Britain, he then flew many missions over Germany as a member of the 617 Squadron – the "Dambusters". His love affair with the Lancaster continued for the rest of his life and he flew the last remaining Lancaster at the age of 89. He then wrote Lancaster – the Biography (2008) with Brian Milton in 2009. But nothing in his life became him more than the memorial for which he campaigned tirelessly in his final years for his comrades in Bomber Command, around 55,500 of whom gave their lives to keep Hitler from these shores.

The protest march triggered clashes with police and troops

Egypt: More than 50 killed as Muslim Brotherhood protest on October war anniversary

Pro-military commemorations go on regardless, as General Sissi tells the people his army is 'like the pyramids' and cannot be broken

Brazil plans national Internet redesign in order to avoid US web surveillance

President calls for online independence in Brazil following revelations about NSA espionage

Syria: Reports of 'napalm-like' bomb attack on Aleppo playground emerge after MPs vote against military action

BBC Panorama reveals footage suggesting a fighter jet dropped an incendiary device on school children, killing at least 10

As tensions with China grow, Japan unveils largest warship since Second World War

Pacific nations fear new $1.2bn destroyer could be part of efforts to boost country's military profile

BAE shrugs off dip and raises outlook on sealing Saudi deal

BAE Systems today said it is close to wrapping up key talks with the Saudi government over a multi-billion pound jets deal as cuts in US military spending dented its profits during the first half of 2013.

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