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The UK’s impending departure from the European Union on January 31 creates at least one certainty.  Following the Tories’ resounding victory in the December parliamentary elections, any further talk of a second referendum is empty rhetoric... Read more

UK-based defence company BAE Systems has announced that it is spending $2.2-billion (€1.98-billion) to expand its electronic systems operations in the US by purchasing two businesses that are being sold as a result of the merger between Raytheon... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

The European Union's trade chief is to head to Washington this week hoping to ease tensions with the Trump administration, as both sides continue to spar over digital tax and aircraft subsidies... Read more

Gas phased filtration, biomanufacturing technologies, desalination developments, solution blow spinning, and breakthrough filtration and separation product designs are just a few of the keynote themes that will be addressed at the upcoming FiltXPO... Read more

HYGIENE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICALS

Finland's Konecranes has won a contract from the US Navy to deliver a 175-tonne portal jib crane to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the State of Washington. The $46-million (€41.4-million) order was booked in December and contains options for... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Last week the US Congress passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - which not only increased the Pentagon's budget by $22-billion (€19.7-billion), but also threatened to place sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and... Read more

An agreement has been reached between the US House and the Senate armed services committee on a defence bill that would push the Trump White House to place sanctions on companies that are working with Gazprom, Russia's state-owned gas company... Read more

US-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace has announced the acquisition of Munich-based Shift, the largest on-demand manufacturing marketplace in Europe. The acquisition will accelerate Xometry's international expansion into 12 new countries... Read more

As President Donald Trump arrives in London for the NATO summit, in a move that is likely to increase transatlantic economic and political tensions, the US has threatened the EU with a new raft of tariffs in connection with the Airbus subsidies... Read more

One of the key events in the run up to the Automation Fair hosted by Rockwell Automation was the Perspectives media event where journalists, and Rockwell management heard from top brass about the company's achievements and plans for the future... Read more

Automotive companies around the world are awaiting US President Donald Trump's decision on whether or not he is to impose up to 25% tariffs on US imports of cars and auto parts after a review period of 180 days elapsed this week... Read more

The European Union has made its case for the removal of tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump on metal imports in what is already one of the most high-profile and potentially fiery cases ever to come to the World Trade Organization (WTO)... Read more

German chemical giant Bayer has said that the number of US plaintiffs blaming its Monsanto-produced glyphosate weedkillers for their cancer has more than doubled since June. There are now over 42,700 lawsuits facing Bayer, potentially raising any... Read more

Next month's possible resumption of peace talks in Cyprus could prove to be an important step towards resolution of the dispute over development of the island's offshore gas reserves and lead to a pause in Turkish drilling in the Cyprus Exclusive... Read more

At its annual summit meeting, the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) and its US counterpart the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have released a joint statement speaking out against the US government's imposition of... Read more

The United States has now received formal authorisation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose tariffs on up to $7.5-billion (€6.79-billion) of imported good from the European Union. The move came following an arbitrator's decision over... Read more

ABB today opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas – showcasing a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot, which will be designed to assist medical and... Read more

At this week's UK Space Conference, UK space company Spacebit signed a joint agreement with Pennsylvania-based space robotics firm Astrobotic to begin commercial and scientific lunar exploration with the first mission in 2021 on the... Read more

The head of the self-governing region of Košice in eastern Slovakia has offered to buy a local steelworks from the local subsidiary of owner U.S. Steel for €1 and temporarily take control ahead of the planned mass layoff of 2,500 workers by 2021.. Read more

The effect of automation on global manufacturing continues to grow as a new report has shown that sales of industrial robots hit a record high of $16.5-billion (€14.9-billion) in 2018... Read more

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