Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee
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Crush at Kabul airport kills 7 as Afghans try to flee
The Dutch defense minister quit Friday, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan. Ank Bijleveld is the second minister in the Netherlands' caretaker coalition government to resign over the evacuations, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag. Kaag stepped down immediately after the parliamentary censure motion was passed Thursday night.
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An aviation industry war could be on the horizon.Regulators in Asian hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong have threatened to retaliate against tougher European Union rules.The EU is to force airlines to start using take-off and landing slots that were frozen during the global health crisis.And authorities controlling slots at major Asian airports are ready to slap similar conditions on European carriers flying to Asia's cities.Carriers showed unity during the crisis as they tried to stay afloat.But industry leaders say the dispute has rekindled differences across a fragmented sector.In July the EU announced plans to force airlines to use 50% of their rights or lose them to rivals from next month. Europe's mainly short-haul market has been showing signs of recovery. Asian carriers say the new rules will penalise them as their long-haul networks will take longer to recover.In Asia, long quarantines remain the norm and airlines operated just 14% of their 2019 international capacity in July.Cathay Pacific last month warned that the slower recovery in Hong Kong meant it risked losing prized overseas airport slots.And harming the city's hub status. The EU broke with a global industry recommendation and tightened rules for the winter schedule season.That was after heavy lobbying by low-cost carriers like Ryanair.The European Commission said in July the 50% use rate - down from 80% in normal times - was chosen to ensure good use of airport capacity and to benefit consumers. It did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
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The Taliban appeared Friday to have shut down the government's ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with a department notorious for enforcing strict religious doctrine during their first rule two decades ago.
Singapore's current surge in COVID-19 cases came much earlier than authorities had hoped for, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung on Friday (17 September), a day after the city-state reported 910 new infections.
From a Chinese giant on the brink, to a stock market ace from Roger Federer, this is the Week in Numbers. First up...$305 billion is the pile of liabilities weighing on Chinese property giant Evergrande. Amid warnings that it could collapse, investors and vendors this week protested at company HQ, demanding their money back."I'm at Evergrande now. I feel like a beggar."Markets and mandarins are jittery too. If Evergrande does go down, no one is quite sure what might go down with it.About $11 billion is the price of Roger Federer's shoes. Or it was the debut-day value of On - the sneaker brand that counts the tennis ace as an investor. Shares in the Swiss firm popped 50% on their first day of trade in New York. 43,610 is how many new jets Boeing thinks the world's airlines will buy over the next 20 years, up 500 on a prediction it made in the depths of the global health crisis. That would be business worth around $7.2 trillion. $60 billion dollars is how much Microsoft will spend buying back shares. That comes after similar moves by fellow tech titans Apple and Alphabet. And it gets in ahead of proposals by Democrat lawmakers to tax stock buybacks to help fund infrastructure investment. And 20,000 miles is the length of the new super railway in North America. That after Canadian Pacific struck a $27.2 billion deal to buy Kansas City Southern. That creates the first direct railroad connecting Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. It also ended a high-stakes bid battle with rival Canadian National.
Facebook has a plan to take over the world of digital wallets, using cryptocurrency to separate it from the likes of PayPal (PYPL) and other digital payment platforms. Its upcoming digital wallet, Novi, will be built upon the still-pending stablecoin Diem.
The Daytona Beach Police Department praised a K-9 who donated blood to a fellow Florida dog shot while attempting to apprehend a carjacking suspect, as seen in footage posted September 14.Video posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on September 14 shows a police officer talking to local media about the dog donating blood.Daytona Beach Police explained the K-9, Ali, donated some much-needed blood to Volusia Sheriff dog Ax over that weekend.Volusia Sheriff’s Office said a second dog was shot during the same incident, which occurred on September 10. Credit: Daytona Beach Police via Storyful
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