Monday, January 22, 2018
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China moves into top 5 as arms exporter

China moves up as arms exporter

China bypassed Britain as the world's fifth-largest arms exporter in 2012, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in a report Monday. Here are the top five exporters and their share of exports from 2008 to 2012:

1. United States (30 percent).

2. Russia (26).

3. Germany (7).

4. France (6).

5. China (5).

Here are the top five arms importers and their share of imports:

1. India (12 percent).

2. China (6).

3. Pakistan (5).

4. South Korea (5).

5. Singapore (4).

Daredevil plans walk over river

Nik Wallenda, the daredevil who crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope last year, will try a similar stunt near the Grand Canyon in June, he announced Monday. Wallenda, 34, said he'll walk about one-third of a mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge — without a harness. The Discovery Channel will broadcast the walk.

Rembrandt work is a self-portrait

A painting donated to Britain's National Trust by the estate of a wealthy supporter has been identified as a Rembrandt self-portrait worth $30 million, the heritage body said Monday. The painting was given to the trust in 2010 by the estate of Edna, Lady Samuel of Wych Cross. It hangs in Buckland Abbey in southwest England, the former home of 16th-century seafarer Francis Drake. An investigation led by Ernst van de Wetering, the world's leading Rembrandt expert, determined the painting was by Rembrandt, and not by one of his pupils as previously believed.

Times wires

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