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7 electric aircraft you could be flying in soon

(CNN) — Spurred by concerns about climate change, governments and companies worldwide are making plans for a post-oil era. But, while there have been efforts to limit carbon emissions in the aviation industry by using biofuels, no solution is in sight to replace kerosene-burning commercial aircraft. And yet, as with the car industry, electrical propulsion looks to be
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Supersonic, nuclear, with lasers

(CNN) — From blended wing airliners powered by nuclear fusion to a new generation of spacecraft designed to carry tourists to the moon, it's hard not to be mesmerized by Oscar Viñals' boldly ambitious aircraft designs. The Barcelona-based designer's futuristic concepts resemble something from a science fiction film. But the designer isn't affiliated
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Donald Trump to meet Queen but avoid UK protests

Announcing details of the itinerary on Friday, the UK government disclosed that Trump will attend a black-tie dinner hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of the UK's celebrated wartime leader. He will hold talks with May at her country retreat, and spend a night at the residence of the US ambassador in London. But in a break from
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Merkel’s bad week could get a lot worse

Not only did the German team crash out of the World Cup on Wednesday, she's also facing a make-or-break week in her political career. By Sunday, she needs to wrangle a solution on European migration that will put a lid on the simmering political crisis that threatens her coalition government back home. What's going on? Merkel has two problems, both of which
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Merkel: Migration and asylum issues could define continent’s destiny

She pressed the German Parliament to back a tough but humane asylum and migration policy for the European Union, warning that if Germany fails to support that, migration issues could define Europe's destiny.The crunch point comes at a time when Europe is already dealing with a lingering debt crisis, a rise in European populism, an escalating trade war with the United
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Erdogan’s gamble on snap elections in Turkey could backfire

He paces back and forth on stage, listing his achievements for Turkey: New roads, better hospitals, more public transportation, more airports. At every rally, he hammers home the same message — he has transformed Turkey into a new modern nation. In almost every speech, 64-year-old Erdogan disparages what he calls "old Turkey," a place where garbage piled up on the streets,
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Everything you need to know about Turkey’s snap elections

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is used to winning elections — he served as Turkey's prime minister for three terms from 2003 and then as president since 2014. He narrowly won a referendum last year that will scrap the role of prime minister and create a powerful executive presidency. But a new election is needed to trigger those powers, and if Erdogan wins, Turkey will see an