Meghan visits women´s shelter in Canada

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(Vancouver) - Prince Harry´s wife Meghan has visited a women´s shelter in Vancouver, her first public appearance since the couple´s sensational decision to pursue greater independence from the British monarchy by living part-time in Canada. The…

UN warns more extreme weather ahead

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(Geneva) - The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. The World Meteorological Organization, which based its…

US, China sign 'momentous' trade deal

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After nearly two years of conflict between the world's two dominant economic powers, the United States and China signed a trade truce, letting businesses around the globe breathe a sigh of relief. US President Donald Trump, who currently…

UAE VP meets Mali President

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has met President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of Mali, on the sidelines of his visit to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADWS 2020,…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives the Lord Mayor of the City of London

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received the Lord Mayor of the City of London, William Russell, where they discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives President of French Constitutional Council

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received Laurent Fabius, President of the French Constitutional Council, where they discussed bilateral relations and ways to…

Masdar launches global 'Youth 4 Sustainability' platform

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, attended the global launch by Masdar of the Youth 4 Sustainability, Y4S, platform. The…

Mohammed bin Rashid visits World Future Energy Summit

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, visited the World Future Energy Summit, held on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW, 2020, at the Abu Dhabi…

Haitham bin Tariq al-Said sworn in as Sultan Qaboos's successor

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(Muscat) - Haitham bin Tariq, Oman's culture minister and the 65-year-old cousin of late Sultan Qaboos, has been sworn in as the new royal ruler, the government said. "Haitham bin Tariq was sworn in as the new sultan of the country... after…

Historic Brexit bill allowing UK to leave union on Jan 31, passes

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(London) - Britain's parliament finally approved Brexit, allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union by the end of this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and divided a nation. The House…

Oman's Sultan Qaboos passes away

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(Muscat) - Sultan Qaboos, has died at the age of 79, the royal court said. "With great sorrow and deep sadness... the royal court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who passed away on Friday," the court said in a statement, as discussions…

Global economy will grow by 2.4pc this year: World Bank

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(Washington) - Recovery in a handful of countries will boost global growth slightly this year but the outlook is riddled with potential pitfalls that could derail this tepid upswing, the World Bank cautioned. A renewal of trade tensions,…

EU claims 2019 as second hottest year on record

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The European Union's climate monitoring service said 2019 was the second hottest year on record and ended the hottest decade in history. According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service's (C3S) data, last year's worldwide temperatures were…

Erdogan, Putin inaugurate gas pipeline linking Russia, Turkey

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(Istanbul) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin inaugurated a new gas pipeline linking their countries at a ceremony in Istanbul with tensions over Libya and Syria also on the agenda. Erdogan described the…