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Airport closed as La Palma volcano eruption intensifies

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The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted last Sunday Airport closed, people queue for ferries Experts say volcano entering a new explosive phase LA PALMA, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Volcanic explosions spewed red hot lava high into the air on La Palma on Saturday as a new emission vent opened, forcing the......

Britain expected to ease visa rules as truck driver shortage bites

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LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary work visas to truck drivers to ease an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at hundreds of gas stations and long queues to fill up – with pumps running dry in some places.......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

Analysis: Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane is seen at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the Greater Los Angeles Area, California, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Aircraft investors struggle to assess climate impact Values of older aircraft undermined Some fear newer aircraft’s lives will be shorter LONDON/TOULOUSE, Sept......

Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

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ALGIERS/CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian presidency said, less than a month after it cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom. The decision came “in view of the continued provocations and......

French envoy to return to U.S. after fence-mending Biden-Macron call

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PARIS/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. and French presidents moved to mend ties on Wednesday, with France agreeing to send its ambassador back to Washington and the White House acknowledging it erred in brokering a deal for Australia to buy U.S. instead of French submarines without consulting Paris. In......

Greece tests drone drug delivery for remote regions

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TRIKALA, Greece, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Greece on Tuesday tested a drone to deliver medicines to isolated places in an environmentally friendly way, sending the unmanned vehicle to a 200-person village. The red drone with four rotor blades took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3......

German auto giants place their bets on hydrogen cars

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BMW iX5 Hydrogen is seen during Munich Auto Show, IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, Germany, September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay MUNICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of......

Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States

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NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court......

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

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WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year. The decision, announced......

Easing restrictions will boost U.S. airlines but business travel still unclear

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CHICAGO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.S. airlines will benefit from the Biden administration’s decision on Monday to reopen the country to fully-vaccinated air travelers from around the world, experts said, but the outlook for lucrative business travel was less certain. Lifting restrictions will allow tens of thousands of foreign nationals......

Canaries volcano streams slow down, homes destroyed, thousands flee

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5,500 people evacuated as lava flows toward coast Some 100 houses destroyed, no fatalities Island still open to tourism, minister says LA PALMA, Spain, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Lava flowing from Spain’s Canary Islands’ first volcanic eruption in 50 years has forced the evacuation of 5,500 people and destroyed around......

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

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KIGALI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. Judges were still going through a number of other accusations......

Lufthansa launches $2.5 bln capital increase

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A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200 plane is seen on the tarmac at the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport in Colombier-Saugnieu near Lyon, France, March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) said on Sunday it would launch a capital increase that it expects will result in proceeds of 2.14 billion......

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Syrian gas pipeline

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Sept 18 (Reuters) – Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a gas pipeline at Deir Ali power station in Syria, according to a statement published on Saturday on its affiliated Telegram channels. Earlier, Syria’s electricity minister said the attack had led to an electricity outage that hit......

Australia reports 1,882 COVID-19 cases as police quell protests

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Personnel from the Australian Defence Force and New South Wales Police Force patrol a street in the Bankstown suburb during an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo MELBOURNE, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Australia recorded 1,882 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, as......

Canadian National to resume buyback after abandoning Kansas City deal

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A Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) train moves through wooden pallets placed there by occupants of a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory encampment set up in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation who are trying to stop construction of British Columbia’s Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Tyendinaga, Ontario, Canada February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Filipe......

Britain mulls easing COVID-19 travel rules for England

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Announcement on easing of rules expected later on Friday Expensive testing could be scrapped for fully vaccinated Destinations may be ranked high or low risk Industry warns over not easing rules Travel shares rise 4-5% LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19......

Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

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Sydney trials home quarantine for vaccinated travellers Trial to use controversial face recognition technology Almost 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in Sydney and Melbourne Victoria to ease some restrictions from Friday night SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving......

U.S. to award Newark flights to low-cost carrier to spur competition

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People traveling ahead of the July 4th holiday are seen at the Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it plans to award 16 slots for flights at Newark International Airport......

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