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The Swiss Federal Council has updated the rules of travel quarantine at its meeting of October 28, during which several other measures were approved in a bid to combat the further spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Throughout the meeting, the Council agreed to set a new threshold of cases per country, for […]

British Airways Chairman and CEO Alex Cruz will step down as the airline’s chief executive, parent firm IAG announced on Monday, with Aer Lingus Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle set to take the reins after a transition period. “We’re navigating the worst crisis faced in our industry and I’m confident these internal promotions will ensure IAG is […]

Major European economies are downgrading already dire economic forecasts on the back of a second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping through the continent, with over 6.3 million cases now reported in the region. The Bank of Spain warned Tuesday that strict measures to contain the spike in virus cases could push the country into a worse-than-expected […]

Clean hydrogen is one of five priority technologies outlined today in the Morrison Government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement – the first milestone in Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap. Released by Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor, hydrogen production under $2 per kilogram is named as a priority technology and economic stretch goal to make […]

 For the third time in 32 years, thieves have entered a Dutch museum and made off with the painting “Two Laughing Boys,” by Dutch golden age artist Frans Hals. The canvas by the 17th-century master was taken during a burglary at the Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden museum in Leerdam in the early hours of […]

Lebanon on Thursday mourned the victims of the most powerful blast in the country’s history, with many expressing their dismay at the political establishment over missed warnings on the unsafe storage of volatile chemicals.An enormous explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 135 people and injuring around 5,000, according […]

When Kathryn Swarbrick joined the Football Association (FA) as  director in October 2019 she could hardly have imagined her first few months in the role would have been so eventful. A global pandemic, lockdown, suspension of all football and the postponement of Euro 2020 – the final of which would have been played at the […]

Some 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of “hate speech” targeting sexual minorities in the Middle East and North Africa through its platform. “We the signers below are concerned about the increase of hate speech against the LGBTQI+ community on Facebook,” the groups from several countries in the region said in […]

Online payments start-up Checkout.com has raised $150 million in funding at a $5.5 billion valuation — nearly three times what it was worth when it last raised cash. Founded in 2012, the London-based company sells a software platform that makes it easier for businesses to process and take payments over the web. It competes with […]

Technology giant Amazon has banned the police from using its controversial facial recognition software for a year. It comes after civil rights advocates raised concerns about potential racial bias in surveillance technology. This week IBM also said it would stop offering its facial recognition software for “mass surveillance or racial profiling”. The decisions follow growing […]