Entries by Diplomat Editor

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UK to end EU free movement immediately after Brexit

Britain said it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “Freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on October 31 when the UK leaves the EU,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said. She added the […]

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Emirates SkyCargo wins special recognition in Malaysia

(Kuala Lumpur) – Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was presented with the award for ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ by the ground handling division of MAB Kargo for having transported the largest volume of air cargo from Kuala Lumpur International Airport among MAB Kargo’s customer airlines. Emirates SkyCargo has engaged MAB Kargo as its […]

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Trudeau pledges tougher gun control

(Ottawa) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that his Liberals, if re-elected in an October ballot, will bring in tougher gun control measures following a spate of shootings in Toronto. He stopped short, however, of promising a handgun ban called for by Toronto Mayor John Tory after 17 people were shot last holiday weekend, […]

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Saudi Crown Prince meets Yemeni President

(Riyadh) Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, has met in Mina with President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen. During the meeting, they reviewed the latest developments in Yemen, especially the developments in Aden, Saudi Press Agency, SPA has reported. The […]

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‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief

(New York) – Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day, which falls on 12th August. Transforming Education is the theme for this year, which comes at a time when the […]

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Death toll from Indian floods reaches 158

(Bengaluru) – The death toll from floods in the four Indian states rose to 158, news agencies quoted state authorities as saying. The death toll in three states – Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra – reached 147, Reuters reported on Sunday. Heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter in relief […]

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Germany plans to ban plastic bags

(Berlin) – A German federal minister said she was working on laws to ban plastic bags, German news agency DPA reported. “My ministry is currently working on the legal regulations for a plastic bag ban,” German’s Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze told the Sunday edition of the Bild […]