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Spanish progress.

SPAIN HAS shown an interest in the new CASA C-295 (CASA C-295 makes first flight, March 99, p10) and has apparently ordered an initial batch of nine aircraft. The first of these has been funded and is expected to be delivered to the Ejercito del Aire (EdA, Spanish Air Force) next year with the remaining eight supplied by the end of 2002. On February 15 CASA signed a deal with Sextant Avionique for its Topdeck avionics suite for the C-295 and the CN-235-300.

A number of other developments in the EdA have been revealed recently. The prototype upgrade for the

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Ecuador-Peru conflict escalates

HOSTILITIES are mounting between Peru and Ecuador following the escalation of a long-running border dispute on January 26. Though mainly thick jungle, the disputed 48 mile (76km) stretch of the unmarked border is also rich in mineral deposits.

Aircraft from both sides have been active since the heaviest fighting occurred on February 9, when 16 Fuerza Aerea del Peru (FAP) fighter aircraft undertook continuous air strikes on Ecuadorian positions at Coangos and Base Sur in the Condor mountain range. The next day saw FAP aircraft bomb Cueva de los Tayos and Tihuinza, while Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana (FAE) aircraft responded by

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Bolivian MA60s Delivered

TWO NEW AVIC I (Xian) MA60 passenger and cargo transport aircraft were finally delivered to the Fuerza Aerea Boliviana (FAB -Bolivian Air Force) in February after a number of delays (see News Briefs, December, p17, and January, p17). Carrying temporary Chinese delivery registrations B-850L and B-858L, and using callsigns ‘SXA442’ and ‘SXA443’ respectively, they were flown from China to Bolivia by pilots from Southern Cross Aviation Inc of Camarillo, California.

Their initial routing from the Xian factory is unconfirmed, but they are reported to have been delayed for some time by bad weather in the country. Arriving in the USA

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Who will be judged again Constantine Lukashou

According to the indictment, the emperor Loukashov own car knocked down a policeman. In February, the tribunal Leninsky district of Minsk sentenced to Constantine Lukashou two years conclusion of a suspended execution of sentence two years. He was charged with resisting a police officer Last year March 29, when he did not agree to suspend the car on demand rights in civilian clothes. Constantine held two months in custody. On February 20, he was released in the courtroom.• Konstantin Loukashov comes to freedom, 20.02.2007

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Wages are reduced

In Belarus in February this year compared with January marked decrease in average gross wages and salaries.As reported by the Ministry of Statistics and Analysis, the average monthly wage of employees amounted to 614,327 rubles in February. It is half a percentage point less than in January, at 8 percent less than in December last year.In real terms (taking into account the growth of consumer prices) in February, wages decreased by 1.3 percent compared with the same period, 10.9 per cent — compared with December. The average monthly wage of workers and employees in February compared with January fell in

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A week in the world in photos: February 25 — March 4

February 25. Martin Scorsese — the winner of the "Oscar" in the nomination "Best Director"February 25. Pro-Russian Congress of the Union of Russian officersFebruary 26. Demonstration of Iranians against the policy M.Ahmadinezhada, LondonFebruary 26. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and Javier Solana, responsible for foreign policy The European Union, BrusselsFebruary 27. Muslims rally in defense of the capital of Islamic monuments in JerusalemFebruary 27. Commissioner Council of Europe by Human Rights Thomas Gamarberg visits jail in harshFebruary 27. At the crash site in St. Petersburg, where the crane fell on a 12-storey house and killed 3 peopleMarch 2. Capital Patriarch Alexy

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Week in Belarus in photo: February 26 — March 4

February 27. 10th Congress of the farmers BelarusFebruary 27. Belarusians Warsaw sent a petition in support of political prisoners Embassy countries in the worldFebruary 28. In Kurapaty commemorated the victims of Stalinist repressionMarch 1. A new project group "Pete Paff" "Dive".March 1. A cooperative project "Free Theatre" and YSUMarch 2. Round table with the delegation Belarusian opposition WashingtonBefore ether Sergey Mackiewicz, Anatoly Lebedko, Vintsuk Vyachorka, Sergei KalyakinIn the studio during a roundtableMarch 2. The queue at the border crossing "Bruzgi — Forge Bialystok"March 2. Memorial rally at the Minsk "Yama"March 2. Opening of the exhibition "One day in the life

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Week in Belarus in photo: February 26 — March 4

February 27. 10th Congress of the farmers BelarusFebruary 27. Belarusians Warsaw sent a petition in support of political prisoners Embassy countries in the worldFebruary 28. In Kurapaty commemorated the victims of Stalinist repressionMarch 1. A new project group "Pete Paff" "Dive".March 1. A cooperative project "Free Theatre" and YSUMarch 2. Round table with the delegation Belarusian opposition WashingtonBefore ether Sergey Mackiewicz, Anatoly Lebedko, Vintsuk Vyachorka, Sergei KalyakinIn the studio during a roundtableMarch 2. The queue at the border crossing "Bruzgi — Forge Bialystok"March 2. Memorial rally at the Minsk "Yama"March 2. Opening of the exhibition "One day in the life

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A week in the world in photos: February 25 — March 4

February 25. Martin Scorsese — the winner of the "Oscar" in the nomination "Best Director"February 25. Pro-Russian Congress of the Union of Russian officersFebruary 26. Demonstration of Iranians against the policy M.Ahmadinezhada, LondonFebruary 26. Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and Javier Solana, responsible for foreign policy The European Union, BrusselsFebruary 27. Muslims rally in defense of the capital of Islamic monuments in JerusalemFebruary 27. Commissioner Council of Europe by Human Rights Thomas Gamarberg visits jail in harshFebruary 27. At the crash site in St. Petersburg, where the crane fell on a 12-storey house and killed 3 peopleMarch 2. Capital Patriarch Alexy

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A week in the world of photos: 18 — 25 February

February 18. After the explosion in the restaurant "McDonald’s" in St. Petsyaburze, Our homelandFebruary 18. Vote in local elections in AlbaniaFebruary 19. Following the bombing of the Indian trainFebruary 19. Belarusian youth picketed the embassy in WashingtonFebruary 19. Meeting of prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Poland Mirko Topolyanka Jaroslaw Kaczynski in WarsawFebruary 19. Missile Forces Commander Colonel General Nikolai Solovtsov during a press conference, MoscowFebruary 19. Figures Islamic clerics at the carnival in Dusseldorf, GermanyFebruary 22. Iranian students burn Israeli flag in front of the British embassy in TehranFebruary 22. Protests in Chisinau — the nurse indicates evidence

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