Trump announces deal to reopen US government

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(Washington) - President Donald Trump announced a deal with opposition Democrats to temporarily reopen the US federal government, shut down for a record five weeks by a bitter row over funding for a US-Mexico border wall. "We have reached…

DP World increases stake in DP World Australia

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(Dubai) - DP World announced that it has acquired an additional stake in DP World Australia, DPWA, from Gateway Infrastructure Investments and other financial investors valuing DP World Australia at an enterprise value of approximately AU$1.4…

British PM promises new EU talks in bid to salvage Brexit deal

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(London) - Prime Minister Theresa May said she would seek further talks with Brussels to salvage her Brexit deal, but offered no new solutions to break the deadlock, just 10 weeks before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. MPs…

France is world champion in social spending

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(Paris) - France´s social spending is the highest in the developed world relative to the size of its economy, an OECD study found, as the government weighs how to respond to "yellow vest" protests. Expenditure on healthcare, pensions and…

Burkina Faso PM and government resign

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Burkina Faso’s government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba stood down, according to a statement released by the country’s president. No explanation was given for the resignations, though sources told AFP President Roch Marc Christian…

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills at least 66

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(Mexico) - An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 66 people after hundreds converged on the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline, officials said, during a government crackdown on fuel theft. "The toll that…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives AU Commissioner

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has received Chairman of the African Union, AU, Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat. During the meeting, held on the sidelines…

VP receives Armenian President

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia. His Highness welcomed President Sarkissian in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum…

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives Ugandan PM

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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 Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda of Uganda, who is currently visiting the country to attend…

Abdullah bin Zayed receives President of Kiribati

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(Abu Dhabi) - H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received the President of Kiribati, Taneti Mamau. During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives Japan's Minister of Economy and Trade

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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 Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, who is visiting the UAE…

Sharjah Ruler awards oil & gas exploration concession to Italy’s Eni

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(Sharjah) - H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, Italy’s largest energy company, during which a long-term agreement in oil and gas exploration was…

Mohamed bin Zayed receives US Secretary of State

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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 at Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is currently…

FNC, European Parliament discuss cooperation between UAE, EU

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(Brussels) - Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council, FNC, who is heading the FNC’s delegation during its visit to the European Parliament, met with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union…