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U.S. airlines back Biden plan to mandate masks for passengers

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By David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski FILE PHOTO: A traveler wearing a protective face mask and a face shield to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) goes through security to board a flight at the airport in Denver, Colorado, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt/File Photo WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) –......

Tata puts post-pandemic bet on digital, electronics and health

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(Reuters) – Tata Group plans to invest in digital, high-end electronics and healthcare in a post-pandemic world, the $100 billion conglomerate’s chairman said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, speaks at the unveiling of Tata Motors HBX compact SUV at the India Auto Expo 2020 in......

Bahrain says it will open airspace to Qatar as of Jan 11

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Bahrain will open its airspace to Qatar as of Jan. 11, the civil aviation affairs authority said on Sunday, following a U.S.-backed deal by Arab states last week to end a dispute with Doha. Bahrain, along with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, severed diplomatic,......

Sriwijaya Air crash places Indonesia’s aviation safety under fresh spotlight

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By Jamie Freed, Stanley Widianto SYDNEY/JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s chequered air safety record is again in the spotlight after a Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff on Saturday, marking the country’s third major airline crash in just over six years. A police......

Cuba tightens COVID-19 measures as visitors fuel record contagion

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HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s top epidemiologist said on Saturday irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including......

Cuba tightens COVID-19 measures as visitors fuel record contagion

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HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba’s top epidemiologist said on Saturday irresponsible partying over year-end, often with relatives from abroad, fueled a surge in coronavirus infections and he warned of a crackdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Authorities in the capital at the same time announced new containment measures including......

Ryanair to begin 737 MAX roll-out with UK market -CEO

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FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair plane takes off from Manchester Airport. Picture taken June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair plans to begin deploying its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the United Kingdom following its first deliveries in the coming months, CEO Eddie Wilson said on Thursday. The......

Travel, trade may resume within a week to Qatar, says UAE

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Arab states boycotting Qatar could resume travel and trade links with Doha within a week under a U.S.-backed deal, but restoring diplomatic ties requires more time as parties work to rebuild trust, a United Arab Emirates official said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: UAE Minister of State for......

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 7 – Reuters UK

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 7 Reuters UK Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

Amazon buys 11 aircraft to expand air cargo fleet

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company’s office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it bought 11 Boeing 767-300 aircraft, as it looks to quicken delivery with an expanded fleet. The aircraft, including seven from Delta......

Ireland to replace British travel ban with stricter testing – minister

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and his German counterpart Heiko Maas (not pictured) attend a news conference in Berlin, Germany, December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland plans to end a ban on travel to the country from Britain on Jan. 6 and replace it with......

Sensex, Nifty kick off 2021 with gains; IT stocks rise

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FILE PHOTO: People walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani/File photo BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares opened higher on the first trading session of the new year, a day after the Nifty 50 index ended 2020 with gains of nearly 15%,......

Alphabet unit Wing blasts new U.S. drone ID rule, citing privacy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s drone delivery unit Wing criticized Trump administration rules issued this week mandating broadcast-based remote identification of drones, saying they should be revised to allow for internet-based tracking. FILE PHOTO: A drone demonstrates delivery capabilities from the top of a UPS truck during testing in Lithia,......

U.S. Senate to address Trump’s request on stimulus checks – McConnell

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), walks from his office to the Senate floor following an agreement of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid package over the weekend, which still has to be voted on, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo WASHINGTON......

Ryanair restricts voting rights of non-EU shareholders in Brexit move

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FILE PHOTO: A man stands at a Ryanair check-in desk at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Barcelona, Spain, July 26, 2020. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair on Tuesday confirmed it would restrict the voting rights of British shareholders from......

Philippines eyes more COVID curbs to halt new variants

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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines approved measures on Saturday to slow the spread of new, more infectious coronavirus variants, as President Rodrigo Duterte warned of a second lockdown should cases spike before the country gets its first vaccines in May. People wearing face masks and face shields as protection against......

U.S. will require negative COVID-19 tests for all UK passengers – CDC

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will require all airline passengers arriving from the United Kingdom to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure starting Monday amid concerns about a new coronavirus variant that may be more transmissible. FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive on a flight from London amid......

Canada expands added screening to travelers from South Africa amid COVID-19 variant worries

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Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers watch as the first shipment of newly authorized Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is unloaded from a Fedex cargo jet at a port of entry in Canada December 24, 2020. Canada Border Services Agency/Handout via REUTERS. OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday expanded enhanced screening and......

United, Delta passengers from Britain must show negative COVID-19 tests

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are requiring all passengers on flights from the United Kingdom to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. The decision follows the emergence of a highly infectious new coronavirus variant in Britain that......

German airline Lufthansa reaches deal with pilots on cost savings

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FILE PHOTO: The Lufthansa logo is pictured at Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt, Germany, September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski BERLIN (Reuters) – Lufthansa and its pilots have reached an agreement that secures jobs until end-March 2022 and could help reduce costs by as much as 450 million euros ($548 million), pilots’......

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