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File photo - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at National League at the Democracy (NLD) headquarters, address journalists and supporters in Yangon, Myanmar on April 2, 2012.

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Hard numbers: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi moved to house arrest, Hugh Grant settles Sun case, Russian death toll in Ukraine, Boeing whistleblowers testify

3,000: Myanmar’s detained former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, 78, has been moved from prison to house arrest in a bid to protect her health amid severely hot weather. The junta also granted amnesty for more than3,000 prisoners to mark this week’s traditional Thingyan New Year holiday.

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif attends a summit on climate resilience in Pakistan, months after deadly floods in the country, at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, January 9, 2023.

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Hard Numbers: Sharif’s return to power, Burkina Faso killings, Boeing’s big fine, Trump’s delegates

201:Shehbaz Sharifsecured 201 votes in Pakistan’s parliament to become prime minister after a bitterly contested election in which former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s supporters shocked the establishment, delivering the greatest vote share to independent candidates allied to Khan.

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Ari Winkleman & Luisa Vieira

The Graphic Truth — WAR! Who is it good for?

For arms manufacturers, war is great for business. Even before Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago, global military spending was already on an upswing, to the tune of $2 trillion last year. Now, the US and its allies are splashing around a lot of dough to send the Ukrainians weapons to defend themselves against the Russians — to the delight of anyone who owns shares of the companies that make those arms. We take a look at how the stock prices of the world's top listed defense companies have performed in 2022 so far.

Last Qantas 747 departs Sydney for Mojave retirement

July 22, 2020 3:56 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Qantas Airways Ltd's last Boeing 747 jet drew a kangaroo tail in the sky off the Australian coast as it began its final flight to retirement in the Mojave Desert on Wednesday (July 22), ending the model's almost half a century of service at the carrier.

Flying has become more dangerous. Don't just blame Boeing

May 31, 2019 7:22 AM

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Flying has become deadlier than it has been for years and it's hard to pin it solely on Boeing Co's infamous 737 Max.

Boeing sees me as its 'piggy bank', Lion Air co-founder says

April 16, 2019 9:31 AM

PARIS (REUTERS) - The co-founder of Indonesia's Lion Air, one of two airlines that lost passengers and crew in recent crashes involving the 737 MAX 8, has lashed out at Boeing's handling of the accidents as the potential business fallout from the jet's grounding intensifies.

Lion, Garuda to stick with Boeing for now, say analysts

April 08, 2019 5:00 PM

JAKARTA - Although Indonesia's low cost carrier Lion Air and its full service rival, Garuda Indonesia have said they want out of their combined $30 billion order for Boeing's stricken 737 Max jetliner, analysts believe they will come around eventually.

Boeing stands by 737 Max's safety after crash report

April 06, 2019 5:00 AM

WASHINGTON • Embattled US aviation giant Boeing insisted on the "fundamental safety" of its 737 Max aircraft but pledged to take all necessary steps to ensure the jet's airworthiness.

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