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Greece to lift quarantine rule for more travelers from next week: official

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FILE PHOTO: People make their way on Monastiraki square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece plans to lift quarantine restrictions from next week for travelers from the European Union and five other countries who have been vaccinated or......

Heathrow Airport CEO sees patchy international travel this summer

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LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – The chief executive of Heathrow Airport, Britain’s busiest airport, said that international travel this summer would be “patchy” as countries worry about the risk of importing COVID-19 variants and their impact on the vaccine. “I think over the summer, we’re going to see quite a......

Ship owned by Israeli firm attacked off UAE coast: media

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DUBAI (Reuters) -A commercial vessel owned by an Israeli firm was attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in Gulf waters, pro-Iran media and an Israeli television channel said on Tuesday. Israel’s top-rated Channel 12 quoted unnamed Israeli officials as blaming arch-foe Iran for the assault, which it......

South Korea’s construction firm Hyundai Engineering prepares for IPO

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean construction company Hyundai Engineering said on Tuesday it had reached out to brokerage firms at home and abroad for them to make bids to carry out the firm’s initial public offering (IPO). Hyundai Engineering, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, engages in the civil and......

Air France-KLM seeks about 1 billion euros via share issue

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FILE PHOTO: KLM airplanes are seen parked at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Air France-KLM has launched a share issue to raise about 988 million euros ($1.2 billion) to strengthen its liquidity and finance its general needs in the......

Djibouti president seen winning fifth term in election

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NAIROBI, April 9 (Reuters) – Voters head to the polls on Friday in the tiny but strategically important Horn of Africa nation Djibouti, with President Ismael Omar Guelleh widely expected to win a fifth term and extend his 21-year-long rule. Djibouti lies on one of the world’s busiest shipping routes,......

Boeing sues, cancels contracts with Air Force One supplier

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By David Shepardson, Mike Stone FILE PHOTO: A pair of modified Boeing 747 jets which serve as Air Force One presidential aircraft are seen at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said Thursday it had filed a suit against and......

March delivery surge pushes Airbus jet supply higher in first quarter

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FILE PHOTO: An unmarked A320-214SL Airbus plane is seen on the tarmac at the Airbus factory in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus reported slightly higher deliveries in the first quarter with 125 aircraft handed over to airlines after a sharp increase......

ACS interested in buying “significant” stake in Atlantia’s motorway unit – source

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Autostrade per l’Italia headquarters in Rome, Italy, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) -Spanish infrastructure group ACS has sent a letter to Atlantia expressing interest in buying a “significant stake” in the Italian group’s motorway unit, a source with knowledge of the......

China’s capital envisages 10,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2025

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FILE PHOTO: Visitors look at a display of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle during the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 6, 2019. Picture taken November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yilei Sun/File Photo SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The city of Beijing aims to have over 10,000 fuel cell vehicles......

Northern Ireland riots must stop before someone killed: Ireland’s Coveney

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney in Berlin, Germany, December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Pool/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Nightly outbreaks of street violence in Northern Ireland must stop before somebody is killed, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday, calling on the region’s political and community leaders to......

UK vaccine body: Keep going with second doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Antwerp, Belgium March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – People in Britain who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered their second dose,......

China says carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near the island that Beijing claims as its sovereign territory. FILE PHOTO: China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning departs Hong Kong, China, July......

U.S. Senate parliamentarian says reconciliation can be used to pass legislation

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) touts Senate Democrats legislative accomplishments as he holds a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate parliamentarian has issued an opinion that a revised budget resolution may contain budget......

UPDATE 1-Kenya Airways suspends flights to United Kingdom

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(Adds detail, background) NAIROBI, April 5 (Reuters) – Kenya Airways will suspend flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9, the airline said in a statement. The announcement comes days after Britain said it would add Kenya to its travel “red list”. Those arriving in the United Kingdom from countries......

Iraqi Airways to start direct flights to Abu Dhabi – news agency

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FILE PHOTO: An Iraqi Airways plane is seen at the Erbil International Airport in Erbil, Iraq September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari DUBAI (Reuters) – Iraqi Airways plans to start direct flights to the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi on May 1, the state-run Iraqi News Agency reported on Sunday,......

Floods, landslides kill dozens in Indonesia and East Timor

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Flash floods unleashed by torrential heavy rains early on Sunday killed 23 people on Indonesia’s island of Flores, injuring nine while five went missing, as the tiny neighbouring nation of East Timor reported eight deaths. At least 49 families were hit on Flores in the east of......

Suez canal ends shipping backlog: statement

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said that all 422 ships stranded by the grounding of the giant container ship Ever Given passed through the canal by Saturday, ending the backlog caused by the blockage. Reporting by Moamen Said Atallah; writing by Mahmoud Mourad; editing by John Stonestreet Source......

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday – canal authority

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CAIRO (Reuters) – The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the canal authority, which said an investigation into the incident would report its findings soon. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal......

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday – canal authority

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CAIRO (Reuters) – The last ships stranded by the grounding of a giant container vessel in the Suez Canal should pass through the waterway on Saturday, according to the canal authority, which said an investigation into the incident would report its findings soon. Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal......

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