Amazon's drone delivery plan wins FAA certification

Amazon’s drone delivery plan wins FAA certification

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Retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline. The Federal Aviation Administration designated Amazon Prime Air an “air carrier,” the company said Monday. That allows Amazon to begin its […]

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India accuses China of ‘provocative’ moves on Himalayan border

India accuses China of ‘provocative’ moves on Himalayan border

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Indian and Chinese troops have engaged in a new confrontation on the disputed Himalayan border between the nuclear-armed neighbours, where at least 20 Indian troops were killed in a brawl in June. The latest encounter will increase tension between two countries that have undertaken an intense military build-up in recent months on what was previously […]

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Danny McBride asks $1.85 million for Hollywood penthouse

Danny McBride asks $1.85 million for Hollywood penthouse

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Danny McBride is looking to hightail it out of Hollywood, putting his penthouse loft on the market for $1.85 million. The comedy actor and creator of “Eastbound & Down” and “The Righteous Gemstones” paid $1.435 million for the place back in 2008. It’s not his first time offering the property; five years ago, he put […]

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Japan’s $5 Trillion Man Matters More Than Abe’s Successor

Japan’s $5 Trillion Man Matters More Than Abe’s Successor

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Bank of Japan governor, Haruhiko Kuroda, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo on July 31, 2018. BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images As economics junkies in Tokyo speculate on who might be about to grab Japan’s top job, they’re focused on the wrong one. From a continuity standpoint, it doesn’t much matter who replaces Shinzo […]

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Huawei drops rugby sponsorship amid Australian downsizing

Huawei drops rugby sponsorship amid Australian downsizing

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Huawei has withdrawn as the main sponsor of the Canberra Raiders rugby league club amid a dramatic downsizing in Australia, which implemented the world’s first ban on the Chinese company selling 5G equipment. Since the ban was announced in 2018 on national security grounds, Huawei has laid off about 1,000 of its 1,200 workers, ended […]

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