Nicosia has reacted to objections from Turkey to planned hydrocarbon exploration in block 6, within the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), that was recently licensed to a consortium of Italy’s Eni and France’s Total. Source Ekathimerini
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Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Source:France24
Airbus SE said it will almost halve production of its slow-selling A380 superjumbo, casting further doubt over the program’s future, while warning that engine glitches are still weighing on deliveries of the single-aisle A320 that’s due to become its largest-volume model. Source Bloomberg
Media reports claiming that Turkey would buy Russian S-400 air defense systems were not true, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado on July 23. Source Hurriyet Daily