More than 113 million people suffer 'acute hunger': UN

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(Paris) - More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced "acute hunger" last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said. Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and…

British MPs reject all Brexit alternatives, again

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(London) - MPs once again failed to find a majority on any alternative Brexit plan before them, leaving Britain´s chaotic path towards leaving the EU mired in uncertainty less than two weeks before its departure date. Brussels has set Britain…

Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass for thousands

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(Rabat) - Pope Francis called for tolerance and peace at a mass for thousands of Catholics during a rare visit by a pontiff to Morocco, after warning the faithful there against trying to convert others. Ten thousand worshippers, many migrants…

China´s Huawei profit up 25% in 2018

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(Shenzhen) - China´s Huawei´s net profit grew 25 percent last year, the telecom giant said, as it vowed to "shake off outside distractions" amid a global US campaign to blacklist the company over espionage fears. Net profit rose to 59.3…

Apple pulls plug on AirPower wireless charging mat

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(San Francisco) - Apple confirmed that it will not deliver on its promise of helping usher in a wireless future with an AirPower mat for charging its devices. The project announced in late 2017 proved to be an engineering challenge, Apple…

Angelina Jolie at UN speaks out for women's role in Afghan peace process

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(united Nations) - Hollywood's legendary actress Angelina Jolie, who is an activist for refugee-related causes, spoke out Friday in favor of women's engagement in peace process aimed at ending the long conflict in Afghanistan. In an address…

Pound climbs before vital Brexit vote

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(London) - The pound climbed solidly before a crucial vote on Britain´s Brexit future. Stock markets meanwhile rallied, with investors looking past a downgrade of US growth to focus on the next round of top-level China-US trade talks. Around…

Britain's May seeks third Brexit vote Friday

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(London) - The British government said it intended to bring back Prime Minister Theresa May´s Brexit deal for a third vote in parliament on Friday to avoid a chaotic no-deal divorce from the EU. May´s throw of the dice comes a day after…

Prince William to honour Christchurch mosque attack victims

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(Wellington) - Prince William will visit New Zealand next month to honour victims of the Christchurch mosques shooting that claimed 50 lives, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Kensington Palace announced. According to the statement issued…

Etihad Airways, Elenium sign partnership to advance future of passenger services

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(London) - Etihad Airways and Elenium, a provider of automation technology solutions, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understand, MoU, for cooperation to develop a variety of innovative solutions in both passenger and freight processing services. Under…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Georgios Katrougalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece. During the meeting, both sides discussed the bilateral…

UAE, Egypt sign MoUs

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(Alexandria) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President of Egypt Abdul Fatah el-Sisi attended the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding…

UAE, Greenland sign agreement on exchange of information on tax matters

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(Copenhagen) - The United Arab Emirates and Greenland have signed an agreement on the exchange of information on tax matters to combat tax evasion. The agreement will promote economic cooperation, overcome obstacles, and increase gains and…

UAE President confers First Class Order of Zayed II on IRENA DG

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has bestowed the First Class Order of Zayed II on Adnan Amin, the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in recognition of his good offices…