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…

Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain´s new PM

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(London) - Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain´s prime minister on Wednesday, on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. A politician with celebrity status best known for his gaffes and rhetorical flourishes,…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Gambia

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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 Adama Barrow, the President of Gambia. During their meeting, which took place at the…

Gargash receives Gambian Foreign Minister

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(Abu Dhabi) - Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has met with Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad. The two sides reviewed current ties between the…

Lagarde resigns as IMF chief

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(Washington) - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde announced she had submitted her resignation from the global lender. She said she had more clarity about her nomination to be the next head of the European Central Bank, ECB,…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives UN Special Representative in Libya

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Dr. Ghassan Salamé, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative in Libya. The meeting held at the Ministry's…

Dubai selected as 2020 'Capital of Arab Media'

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(Cairo) - During its 50th Ordinary Session, chaired by Saudi Arabia, the Arab Information Ministers Council selected the Emirate of Dubai as the 2020 'Capital of Arab Media'. The Council's decision confirms the UAE’s role in supporting Arab…