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Cost of Boeing’s U.S. Air Force contract could overrun: report

Five months after Boeing won a massive contract to supply air refuelling tankers to the US Air Force, the US giant fears the project may run over budget, Focus magazine reported Sunday. The 4.9 billion-dollar (3.5 billion-euro) budget set for the first stage of the project, for the first four…

CIA using secret Somalia prison facility: report

WASHINGTON — The US Central Intelligence Agency is using a secret facility in Somalia for counterterrorism purposes as well as a secret prison in the Somali capital, the magazine The Nation reported Tuesday. The report said the CIA has “a sprawling walled compound” on the coast of the Indian Ocean…

Germany to sell tanks to Saudi Arabia: report

BERLIN — Germany has allowed the sale of 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia after decades of blocking heavy weapons sales to the kingdom, the Der Spiegel said Saturday. The federal security council approved the sale last week, the weekly news magazine said without citing sources. The Saudis want to…

‘Birther’ authors sue Esquire magazine over parody

Joseph Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily.com, and Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President, have filed a defamation lawsuit against Hearst, Esquire magazine and writer Mark Warren over a satirical article. The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, claims that an…

Lexington, Kentucky ranked as most sedentary U.S. city

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Although it’s known for its beautiful horse farms and as the “Thoroughbred Capital of the World,” Lexington, Kentucky has gained a new distinction — as the most sedentary city in the United States. Along with Indianapolis in Indiana and Jackson, Mississippi it ranked among the…

Playboy Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old fiancee changes mind about marriage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heartbroken Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said on Tuesday his wedding this weekend was canceled because his 25-year-old fiancee, a Playmate from his magazine, changed her mind. Hefner, 85, and Crystal Harris were due to tie the knot in front of more than 300 guests at the…

Women believe sexism still rife in the workplace

LONDON — Women believe sexism is still rife in the workplace and that they are disadvantaged when it comes to pay, promotion and age, a new British survey concludes. Almost two thirds of women (63%) believe that a woman’s age is seemingly more important in the workplace than a man’s,…

Bin Laden wanted to carry out attacks to prevent Obama from being reelected

During his final years, Osama bin Laden expressed interest in everything from killing President Obama to his deputies’ personalities to an article in an extremist magazine that he didn’t like, according to two U.S. officials familiar with material seized during the raid that killed bin Laden. A trove of digital…

Argentinean reporter fired after threatening to violently rape activist

It took nearly eight weeks but a reporter who publicly threatened to violently rape an activist he disagreed with has finally been fired from Argentinean magazine El Guardián. In a March 3 article, Juan Terranova took exception with activist Inti Maria Tidball-Binz, and her work with Hollaback International to end…

Award-winning Vanity Fair journalist killed in Libya

MISRATA, Libya — Award-winning news photographer Tim Hetherington of US magazine Vanity Fair was killed by mortar fire on Wednesday in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata, and three colleagues wounded, an AFP journalist learned at the local hospital. Vanity Fair, a politics and fashion magazine, confirmed the death of…

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