Greece, France sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has signed a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey. The French defense minister is in Athens and signed the agreement to deliver 12 used and six new aircraft built by Dassault Aviation over two years, starting in mid-2021. France has sided with Athens in a dispute over boundaries in the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean that has brought NATO members Greece and Turkey to the brink of war several times in recent decades.last_img

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Manhunt for 4 Bacolod jail escapees launched

first_imgStaff Sergeant Eric Olverio and CorporalOrwayne Jade discovered the incident around 12:45 a.m. The BCPO was still conducting an investigationon the incident./PN Pico said Capa and Lorence are residents of Barangay Banago while Penosois from Barangay 2. All were charged for drug-related crimes except Elangos, whohas been charged for child abuse. According to initial investigation, thefugitives made their escape by cutting the steel bar of their detention cellusing a saw dust. center_img LieutenantColonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO),identified the escapees as Sunny Capa, Ely Lorence, Michael Peñoso, and JeffreyElangos. BACOLOD City – Authorities here launched hot pursuit operations against four detaineeswho bolted the detention facility of Police Station 3 in Barangay Mandalaganshortly after midnight yesterday. last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, March 26, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, March 26, 2015•7:30 a.m. Injury accident in the 700 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Kyle D. Everhart, 77, Wellington.•7:30 a.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving and violation of basic speed law.•7:45 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of U.S. 160 and Jefferson, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Cody A. Myers, 21, Wellington and Elaina M. Sigg, 34, Wellington.•7:50 a.m. Cody A. Myers, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•7:55 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of 15th & B, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Chase A. Biles, 26, Wellington and Gary W. Bull, 63, Wellington.•Kari L. Stark, 27, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery.•Jeremy L. Harris, 40, Wellington was served a summons to appear for driving while license is suspended and driving under the influence.•2:52 p.m. Officers investigated theft of services and criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•5:11 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide threat in the 100 block W. 13th, Wellington.•7:53 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•11:48 p.m. Alan D. Rowand Jr., 64, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.last_img read more

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