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Air Arabia to resume flights to Moscow

Sharjah-based low cost carrier Air Arabia will resume direct flights to Moscow starting May 1, 2021, it announced on Wednesday, Gulf Business reports. The route will be operated four times per week using an Airbus A320 aircraft. …

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Ever Given ship ‘partially refloated’ on full moon

The Ever Given container ship has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to dislodge the massive vessel and reopen …

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What will Kazakhstan be like by 2025

The government of Kazakhstan recently released its National Development Plan Through 2025, which complements the government’s primary objective of becoming one of the world’s 30 most developed nations by 2050, The Diplomat writes. Overall, the plan is a continuation of Nur-Sultan’s current strategy of economic diversification, which includes heavily investing in technology; increasing exports of manufactured goods; and the development of “new” industries like transport and logistics, aerospace services, engineering, information and communications technology (ICT), and even medical tourism

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UK allows its ships to pay for service in Crimea

A historic event connected with the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory took place today in Great Britain: the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation of HM Treasury canceled a ban on payments for ships under the British flag in …

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Iran blames errors for shooting down passenger plane

Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. A report …

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Finnair to extend furloughs to March 2021

National carrier Finnair has said that it intends to extend a programme of temporary layoffs caused by the coronavirus crisis to the end of March 2021. The announcement came following the conclusion of codetermination talks on Friday. The talks …

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Air Canada to cut staff to 60%

The largest Canadian airline Air Canada said it has decided to reduce the number of employees by up to 60% to save money and distribute the load while reducing traffic soon, News.am reported citing Interfax. According to company …

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IATA: Airlines facing rapid cash burn amid Covid-19

Airlines may burn through US$61 billion (RM266 billion) of their cash reserves during the second quarter (Q2) of this year and post a quarterly net loss of US$39 billion (RM170 billion) if severe travel restrictions related to COVID-19 last for …

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EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to coronavirus

British low cost airline easyJet said it had grounded its entire fleet of over 330 aircraft due to the coronavirus threat and had no visibility on when it could restart flights. EasyJet also said that it would furlough its 4,000 …

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EasyJet to ground almost all planes from next week

EasyJet has said it will ‘ground the majority of its fleet of aircraft’ from Tuesday in response to travel restrictions aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Metro reports.  It will operate rescue flights …

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Luxembourg makes all public transport free

Luxembourg is to become the first country to offer a free public transport system, as the government tries to reduce particularly dense car traffic, The Guardian reports. Some cities have taken similar partial …

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Two killed as train derails near Milan - media

A high-speed train derailed near the northern Italian city of Lodi this morning, interrupting traffic on the line between Milan and Bologna, police said. At least two carriages overturned at around 5.35am this morning as the train …

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'Locust swarm' forces Ethiopian airliner to divert

An Ethiopian airliner was diverted to Addis Ababa Airport after colliding with a swarm of locust midair. The plane, Boeing 737-700, registration ET-ALN performing flight ET-363 was flying from Djibouti to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, The …

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Elon Musk: Teslas to soon talk to people

Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk said that Tesla electric cars will soon” be able to talk to nearby pedestrians. The billionaire shared a video to Twitter showing a Tesla Model 3 calling out to pedestrians on …

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