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European court blocks UK deportation flight

A handful of illegal migrants, whom the British government wanted to fly to Rwanda to process their asylum petitions, have been saved from deportation at the last moment. An injunction issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) kept their flight on the ground on Tuesday. The takeoff was …

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Flight ban for Russia’s Lavrov sparks Montenegro row

The head of the Montenegrin parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Miodrag Lekic, has criticized the lack of transparency around a decision to close the Balkan state’s airspace to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday. The move, which was supported by Bulgaria and North Macedonia, derailed the Russian diplomat’s planned …

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Moscow explains ‘unidentified’ government flight from Russia to US

The Russian Foreign Ministry has laughed off speculation surrounding an “unidentified” government flight from St. Petersburg to Washington, leading some to suggest that “secret negotiations” were taking place between Russia and the US. However, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained on Saturday that the plane was simply sent to pick up …

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Details of US spy plane flight over eastern Ukraine revealed

A US Air Force E-8C Joint STARS battle management plane has made its maiden flight over eastern Ukraine for a reconnaissance mission to gather information about the situation on the ground, an American official has revealed. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, US European Command spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Russ Wolfkiel explained …

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‘Cleaning rules’ force US airline to turn back flight midair

Delta Air Lines halted service to Shanghai so suddenly that it turned back a flight from Seattle that was already halfway to China, reportedly leaving some passengers stranded with expiring Covid-19 tests and visas. The recent midair reversal was prompted by new pandemic-related cleaning rules at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, …

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Mass flight cancellations continue as Omicron spreads

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day saw more than 4,500 flights canceled and more than 11,000 delayed worldwide, with American and Chinese carriers responsible for the majority of the interruptions.  The disruptions continued on Sunday. According to flight tracking firm FlightAware, 2,323 flights were canceled as of late afternoon, and a …

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WATCH: Blue Origin completes third commercial space flight

The Jeff Bezos-founded venture’s ‘New Shepard’ spacecraft – named after the first American astronaut to reach space – lifted off from the company’s launch site in Texas.  The crew capsule reached an altitude of about 350,000 feet (106 km) before a parachute-assisted descent and landing on the desert floor. The …

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Details of incident between Russian flight & NATO spy plane revealed

In a statement on Saturday, Russia’s federal air transport regulator, Rosaviatsia, shed more light on an incident that unfolded above the international waters of the Black Sea the day before. The regulator claimed that a NATO reconnaissance plane was flying dangerously close to a Moscow-bound civil aircraft with over 140 …

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US spy plane ‘forced flight from Israel to change course’

The American reconnaissance aircraft was “chaotically” crossing civilian aviation routes in the area on Friday and ended up approaching an Airbus jet at a dangerously close distance, according to the agency.  At some point, “there were less than 20 meters between the two planes in the vertical line,” he insisted. Air …

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