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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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US Air Force embraces gender pronouns

The military division authorized using gender pronouns in a piece of correspondence earlier this month, which was made public over the weekend. The document states that while the “use of pronouns (he/him, she/her, or they/them) in an email signature is authorized,” it is “not required.” The signature block in Air …

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100+ Marines kicked out of force for defying vaccine mandate

The Marine Corps confirmed the discharges on Thursday in a statement to the Marine Corps Times. The 103 soldiers who have been booted from the force so far are expected to receive either an honorable or general discharge. Marine Corps spokesman Maj. Jim Stenger told the magazine that 1,007 vaccine …

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US Marines chief reveals biggest risk for his force

General David Berger warned that, if the Congress and the Pentagon were not “willing to back” his force, the USMC might end up “in a bad place” after it gets rid of “legacy things” such as tanks and artillery without receiving new cutting-edge capabilities to replace them. “We’re in that …

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US trying to force Russia out of EU gas market – Serbia

Aleksandar Vučić’s comments came just three days after he agreed to extend a gas deal with Russia that will save Belgrade around €1 billion ($1.12 billion), according to his calculations. “The Russians have a problem that they are not talking about,” he told TV channel Pink. “Namely, there are attempts …

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Pentagon creates new UFO task force

According to Pentagon’s announcement, the new task force has been named the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) and will coordinate the US government’s efforts “to detect, identify and attribute objects of interests in Special Use Airspace (SUA), and to assess and mitigate any associated threats to safety …

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US & Israel launch joint cybersecurity force

The partnership was announced in a US Treasury Department press release on Sunday, which claimed the task force between the two countries would “protect critical financial infrastructure and emerging technologies” and work to “counter the threat ransomware poses to countries and the global economy.” Wally Adeyemo, the deputy secretary of …

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