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Plane crash in eastern China: Black box data suggests plane was deliberately shot down, reports Wall Street Journal

According to the Journal, citing people familiar with the probe, information extracted from the plane’s damaged flight data recorder shows that human input commands to the controls sent the plane into its fatal plunge. “The plane did what it was told to do by someone in the cockpit,” the Journal said, quoting a person familiar …

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Strong air travel recovery in US, Europe, Latin America but Asia lags

International air transport has seen a strong recovery this year, with the exception of the Asia-Pacific region, which is “significantly behind”, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). “Last year, international travel was about 25% of what it was in 2019. In the first quarter of this year around the world, it was up …

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Justice Department Sues Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Over Relationship With China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn to compel him to register as a foreign agent because of lobbying work he allegedly did at the request of the Chinese government under the Trump administration. The department said it repeatedly advised Wynn over the past four years to …

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China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the tech sector that has wiped billions of dollars of value from its most important companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be confused with a policy shift. “I think big tech companies will have a grace period for maybe the next six …

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