Entries by Diplomat Editor

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Australia to join US in Gulf maritime security mission

(Sydney) – Australia will join the US-led mission to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced. Morrison said Australia would send a “modest” contribution — including a frigate, a P8 maritime surveillance aircraft and support staff — to the mission, which will also involve British […]

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UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones

(London) – Bowing to pressure from environmentally conscious consumers, big brand shops have begun taking steps to strip their shelves of plastic wrapping over concerns about saving the oceans from waste. “Nude zones” and “Food in the Nude” campaigns are already being rolled out in places such as New Zealand and South Africa, where many […]

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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, […]