Tunisian parliament speaker sworn in as interim president

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(Tunis) - Tunisian parliament speaker Mohamed Ennaceur was sworn in as interim president on Thursday hours after President Beji Caid Essebsi's death in a smooth transition of power in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Essebsi, 92, helped…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives World Food Programme Executive Director

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, WFP, in Abu Dhabi. His…

IMF launches 'open, merit-based' search for new leader

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(Washington) - The International Monetary Fund,IMF, said its executive board adopted an "open, merit-based and transparent" process to select a new leader to replace Christine Lagarde, with the aim of choosing a candidate by Oct. 4. The…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives King of Jordan

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received in Abu Dhabi today His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is currently visiting the…

Sultan Abdullah formally installed as Malaysia's new king

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The Sultan of Pahang, Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, was installed as the 16th king of Malaysia on Tuesday (Jul 30) in a ceremony steeped in Malay royal customs and traditions, formally marking his five-year reign as the head…

Heatwave threatens to accelerate ice melt in Greenland

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(Stockholm) - As Europe´s record-breaking heatwave drifts towards the Arctic it threatens to accelerate the melting of ice in Greenland, which already started earlier than normal this year, climate scientists warned Saturday. After breaking…

Eight killed as twin quakes strike Philippines

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(Manila) - Eight people were killed and dozens injured when twin earthquakes struck islands in the northern Philippines early Saturday while many were still asleep, local officials said. Both tremors hit the province of Batanes, a group…

Apple takes majority stake in Intel modem unit

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(San Francisco) - Apple agreed to pay $1 billion to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business, a move giving the iPhone maker more control over its supply chain. As part of the deal, some 2,200 Intel employees will join…

Record 42.6C in Paris as Europe heatwave hits blistering peak

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(Paris) - Paris baked in an all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 Fahrenheit) as a ferocious heatwave smashed records across northern Europe, sparking concerns about public health and causing new misery for rail travellers. As…

Mohamed bin Zayed meets Chinese VP

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(Beijing) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, as part of his state visit to China. His Highness Sheikh…

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Indonesian President witness exchange of various agreements

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(Jakarta) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, witnessed the signing of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding…

IMF downgrades world growth

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Global trade tensions, continued uncertainty and rising prospects for a no-deal Brexit are sapping the strength of the world economy, which faces a "precarious" 2020, the International Monetary Fund warned. Trade conflicts are undercutting…

Mark Esper confirmed as new US defense secretary

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(Washington:) - The US Senate confirmed Mark Esper as the next secretary of defense, nearly seven months after the surprise resignation of Jim Mattis over policy differences with President Donald Trump. Secretary of the US Army since 2017,…

Apple in talks to buy Intel smartphone chip unit

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(San Francisco) - Apple is in talks to buy Intel´s smartphone modem chip unit, a move that would help the iPhone maker control a key component, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal cited unnamed people familiar with the matter…