Gargash chairs third session of UAE-Ukraine Joint Committee

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(Kiev)- Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Igor Nasalyk, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, presided over the third session of the UAE-Ukraine Joint Committee, held in Kyiv. Dr. Gargash…

VP attends Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival

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(England) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, attended the H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival in Euston Park, England. Also attending the…

China to send negotiator to US for trade talks

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(Beijing) - China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, the commerce ministry said, the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies. Vice Commerce Minister…

World mourns loss of Kofi Annan

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(Geneva) - There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Here are some of the tributes: - United Nations - Current UN…

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

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(Makkah) - More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, one of the world´s largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change. The ultra-conservative kingdom -- where…

Kerala death toll rises to 357

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(Kerala) - The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said, with losses to infrastructure estimated at some $3 billion. "Since May 29, when the monsoon starts in Kerala,…

UAE and Australia strengthen bilateral ties in agriculture

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(Canberra) - A UAE delegation, led by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, concluded an official visit to Australia to promote collaboration on various environmental fronts. During the three-day visit,…

Etihad Airways, Al Nassr FC announce partnership

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed an agreement to be the official shirt and main sponsor and partner of the Riyadh-based, Saudi Stars League team, Al Nassr FC. The multi-season partnership…

Samsung unveils newest smartphone

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(New York) - South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, its latest effort to address flagging sales of the high-functioning gadgets. Boosting the power and the price, Samsung hopes to win back customers…

30 dead in Italy motorway bridge collapse tragedy

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(Genoa) - About 30 people were killed when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in heavy rain in the Italian city of Genoa in what the government called an "immense tragedy". The collapse, which saw a vast stretch of the A10 freeway tumble on…

Saudi FM meets with EU Ambassadors

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(Riyadh) - Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubair met with ambassadors of the European Union countries accredited to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, they discussed developments and cooperation between…

Trade between UAE, Norway reaches US$640 million in 2017

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(Abu Dhabi) - The relations between the UAE and Norway have witnessed increasing development, in line with their strong bilateral ties over the past decades with the value of their trade exchange reaching around US$639.9 million in 2017, compared…

President issues Decree amending UAE Cybercrimes Law

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(Abu Dhabi) - President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 amending the UAE Cybercrimes Law. According to the Decree, Article Nos. 26, 28 and 42 of Federal Decree-Law No. 05 of 2012 on Combatting…

Erdogan tells Turks to buy crumbling lira

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(Istanbul) - President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks to sell their gold and U.S. dollars to support the country´s currency which plunged after U. S. President Donald Trump escalated a feud with NATO ally Turkey by doubling tariffs on metals imports.…