Jordanian FM, US Congressmen discuss regional developments

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(Amman) -Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan met with a number of members of the US Congress, including members of the Foreign Affairs Committee Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Vicente Gonzalez, and member of…

Saudi Crown Prince meets with Commander of US Central Command

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence met with the Commander of United States Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie. According to the Saudi Press…

International sorrow as fire ravages Notre Dame in Paris

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(Paris) - Around 400 firefighters were attempting to stop the destruction of the Notre-Dame cathedral, describing the blaze as "difficult" to handle. Paris deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire told the BFM news channel that firefighters had entered…

UAE, Uzbekistan sign government modernisation, development agreement

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(Tashkent) - The UAE and Uzbekistan signed an agreement that aims to modernise and develop their government work, strengthen their partnership, and improve the performance of their government sectors, during the visit of a UAE government delegation…

UAE, Saudi Arabia sign MoU to develop digital education system

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(Riyad) - The Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Ministry of Education of Saudi Arabia, to develop the digital education system, and several Emirati universities signed twinning agreements with their…

CultureSummit Abu Dhabi closes by proposing creative ideas for change

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(Abu Dhabi) - The third edition of CultureSummit Abu Dhabi has come to an end, with its inspiring schedule of panel sessions, interactive workshops, and artistic performances resulting in creative ideas and outcomes that will be translated…

IMF warns rising debt makes economy more vulnerable

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(Washington) - Rising corporate and government debt levels and the sharp increase in more risky lending could leave the global economy vulnerable to another severe downturn, the International Monetary Fund warned. While the concerns "aren´t…

Sudan army topples President Omar al-Bashir

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(Khartoum) - The Sudanese army has removed veteran president Omar al-Bashir from power and detained him, Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announced on state television. "I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining…

Uber launches electric bikes, scooters in Paris

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(Paris) - US ride-hailing group Uber said that it would start deploying electric bikes and scooters for rent on Paris streets as soon as this week, joining a crowded market which city officials have vowed to rein in. Initially 500 of its…

UAE, Australia accelerating trade cooperation

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(Sharjah) - The UAE and Australia reviewed prospects for widening the scope of cooperation across various fronts. This came during the UAE- Australia Business Roundtable, which was organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

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Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine…

David Malpass named World Bank president

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David Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump´s administration, was unanimously chosen as the next president of the World Bank. The selection of Malpass by the bank´s board of directors followed an "open, transparent"…

British PM asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

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(London) - Prime Minister Theresa May asked the European Union to delay Britain´s departure from the bloc until June 30, with the extension ending earlier if parliament approves her Brexit deal. May also told EU Council president Donald…

Amazon´s Jeff Bezos, wife MacKenzie reach divorce deal

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(Washington) - Wrapping up their painful split, the world’s richest couple revealed the terms of their divorce, resolving questions about the direction of the world’s largest online retailer that have abounded since the couple announced…