Six EU countries ready to take in migrants stranded off Italy

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(Rome) - Six EU countries have agreed to take some of the 147 migrants stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced, amid an immigration row between Italy´s interior minister and premier. "France, Germany,…

Mohammed bin Rashid visits Expo 2020 Dubai infrastructure projects

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(Dubai) - The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited several infrastructure projects related to the Expo 2020 Dubai, which will begin in October 2020, with the participation…

Mohamed bin Zayed, Mohammed bin Salman discuss latest regional challenges

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(Makkah) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

Trudeau pledges tougher gun control

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(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…

Saudi King, Mohamed bin Zayed discuss regional developments

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(Makkah) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia,received at Al Mina Palace in Makkah, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander…

Saudi Crown Prince meets Yemeni President

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(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…

‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief

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(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…

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 158

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(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…

Germany plans to ban plastic bags

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(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…

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 10

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(San Francisco) - Samsung unveiled a new-generation Galaxy Note large-screen handset starting at $950 and said it will work closer with Microsoft so that services function better across its array of devices. The Note 10 "phablet" which is…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Aristides Gomes, Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau. Their meeting was attended by Susie Barbosa, Minister of Foreign…

Grand Imam of Al Azhar receives Emirati delegation

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(Cairo) - Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, received a delegation from the UAE, which included Dr. Ali bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Council of Muslim Communities, Dr. Mohammed Matar Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General…

Chinese investment, trade on agenda at Ajman Free Zone meeting

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(Ajman) - The Chairman of Ajman Free Zone, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi has met with Tielan Peng, Chairman of Hunan Group and Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation to discuss further strengthening trade opportunities between the two organisations. The…

Suez Canal's revenues exceed US$6bn in 2018-2019

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(Cairo) - Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone and the Suez Canal Authority, declared that the authority posted, during the finance year 2018-2019, highest revenues on record, amounting to USD 6.3 billion, rising by 5.4 percent…