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From chess sets to model jets, foreign leaders lavish gifts on Trump White House

From chess sets to model jets, foreign leaders lavish gifts on Trump White HouseForeign leaders gave Trump and his family gifts valued at more than $ 140,000 in 2017, according to an annual report.



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Washington wants to know if Pakistan used U.S.-built jets to down Indian warplane

Washington wants to know if Pakistan used U.S.-built jets to down Indian warplanePakistan and India both carried out aerial bombing missions this week, including a clash on Wednesday that saw an Indian pilot shot down over the disputed region of Kashmir in an incident that alarmed global powers and sparked fears of a war. A Pakistan military spokesman on Wednesday denied Indian claims that Pakistan used F-16 jets. Pakistan returned the captured Indian pilot on Friday in a high-profile handover Islamabad touted as a “peace gesture”, which appeared to significantly dial down tensions, but both sides remain on high alert.



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Kashmir conflict heats up as India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jets

Kashmir conflict heats up as India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jetsBoth countries have ordered air strikes over the last two days, the first time in history that two nuclear-armed powers have done so, while ground forces have exchanged fire in more than a dozen locations. Tensions have been running high since at least 40 Indian paramilitary police died in a Feb. 14 suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base. Pakistan says no one died.



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India Says Its Fighter Jets Destroyed Terrorist Camp in Pakistan

India Says Its Fighter Jets Destroyed Terrorist Camp in PakistanPakistan denies the air strikes did any damage. A dozen Mirage 2000 Indian fighter jets dropped 1000 kilogram bombs on terror camps across the Line of Control, the de-facto border between the two countries in disputed Kashmir, ANI news agency said Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources in the the Indian Air Force.



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No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failed

No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failedIt’s official: Airbus will pull the plug on its A380 double-decker jet. The latest A380 is now expected to roll off the assembly line in 2021.



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Singapore Plans to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets to Replace F-16 Fleet

Singapore Plans to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets to Replace F-16 FleetThe Air Force’s F-16s that were in service since 1998 will retire soon after 2030, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post the same day. Singapore has an annual defense budget of S$ 14.76 billion ($ 10.9 billion), the Straits Times reported in March 2018.



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Russian fighter jets land in Crimea amid Ukraine tensions

Russian fighter jets land in Crimea amid Ukraine tensionsMore than a dozen SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets which Russia is deploying to boost its air force, amid heightened tensions with Ukraine, arrived in Crimea on Saturday. A Reuters witness saw the jets land at Belbek air base in Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014 after Moscow-leaning Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich fled Kiev following street clashes and violent protests.



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US to stop ‘inflight refuelling’ of Saudi-led coalition jets in Yemen

US to stop ‘inflight refuelling’ of Saudi-led coalition jets in YemenThe US will stop the “inflight refuelling” of Saudi-led coalition jets in Yemen amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the kingdom’s air strikes. The decision by Americans to pull out also comes amid outrage by US politicians from both political parties over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudis said it had “requested cessation of inflight refuelling” by the US, which appeared to suggest it was the kingdom was behind the decision.



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French President Macron regrets Belgium choosing Lockheed jets

French President Macron regrets Belgium choosing Lockheed jetsBRATISLAVA/PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he regretted Belgium’s decision to choose Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth jets over the Eurofighter Typhoon planes. “It’s a decision that was the result of a process which I greatly respect and which was linked to political constraints specific to Belgium, which are not for me to comment upon, but strategically it goes against European interests,” said Macron at a news conference held with Slovakia President Andrej Kiska. “For my part, I regret the choice that was made.” On Thursday, Belgium announced its decision to go with the Lockheed Martin planes to replace its ageing F-16s in a 4 billion euro ($ 4.5 billion) deal, saying the decision came down to price.



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Most F-35 jets resume flights after engine inspections: Pentagon

Most F-35 jets resume flights after engine inspections: PentagonMore than 80 percent of Lockheed Martin Co-made F-35 fighter jets in the United States and around the world have cleared engine inspections and are now approved for flights, the Pentagon said on Monday. Last week, all U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin were grounded so that fuel tubes could be examined. The Pentagon said it is working closely with United Technologies Corp’s Pratt & Whitney, the maker of the F-35′s engine, to rapidly procure more parts to minimize the time it will take for remaining repairs.



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