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Flying Taxis Put Future Of Passenger Planes At Risk: Aircraft Lessor Avolon

Flying Taxis Put Future Of Passenger Planes At Risk: Aircraft Lessor Avolon

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Paris

Airbus and Boeing watch out - one of the world's largest aircraft owners says passenger planes could see their wings clipped by the rapid spread of flying taxi startups.

Boris Johnson Gifts Joe Biden Mural Photo With A Nod To Black Lives Matter

Boris Johnson Gifts Joe Biden Mural Photo With A Nod To Black Lives Matter

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Carbis Bay, England

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave US President Joe Biden a framed photograph of a British mural depicting Black 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the British leader's office said on Thursday.

Jill Biden In UK With Husband Joe Biden Brings LOVE From America

Jill Biden In UK With Husband Joe Biden Brings LOVE From America

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 11, 2021, Carbis Bay, England

US First Lady Jill Biden struck an inclusive tone Thursday, in her choice of words and clothing, as she accompanied President Joe Biden on his first foreign tour.

"To Vaccinate World...":  G7 Leaders To Donate 1 Billion Vaccine Doses

"To Vaccinate World...": G7 Leaders To Donate 1 Billion Vaccine Doses

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 11, 2021, Falmouth, United Kingdom

G7 leaders will agree to expand global Covid vaccine manufacturing to provide at least one billion doses to the world through sharing and financing schemes, Britain said Thursday.

Boris Johnson Hails Joe Biden As "A Big Breath Of Fresh Air"

Boris Johnson Hails Joe Biden As "A Big Breath Of Fresh Air"

Reuters | Friday June 11, 2021, Carbis Bay, England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday as "a big breath of fresh air", and praised his determination to work with allies on important global issues ranging from climate change and COVID-19 to security.

Shooter, 2 Others, Including Child, Killed In Florida Grocery Store Shooting

Shooter, 2 Others, Including Child, Killed In Florida Grocery Store Shooting

Agence France-Presse | Friday June 11, 2021, Miami, United States

Three people including a child were shot dead in a grocery store in Florida on Thursday, the latest in a series of shootings in the southern US state.

US 500 Million Vaccine Doses Donation A "Historic Step": Joe Biden

US 500 Million Vaccine Doses Donation A "Historic Step": Joe Biden

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 10, 2021, CARBIS BAY, England

President Joe Biden on Thursday called a US donation of 500 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries a "historic step" in the fight against the global pandemic.

Boris Johnson Hails Joe Biden As 'A Big Breath Of Fresh Air'

Boris Johnson Hails Joe Biden As 'A Big Breath Of Fresh Air'

Reuters | Thursday June 10, 2021, CARBIS BAY, England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden as "a big breath of fresh air" on Thursday because he wanted to work with London on a huge range of issues ranging from climate change and COVID-19 to security.

"Nothing Is Renegotiable": France's Macron Tells UK On Brexit

"Nothing Is Renegotiable": France's Macron Tells UK On Brexit

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 10, 2021, Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday warned the UK that it was "not serious" to review agreements on Brexit, as tensions over trade rules for Northern Ireland risked overshadowing the G7 summit.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Linked With Small Risk Of Low Blood Platelets: Study

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Linked With Small Risk Of Low Blood Platelets: Study

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 10, 2021, London

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, also known as Covishield, may be associated with a very small risk of developing a blood condition characterised by low platelet counts, according to a nationwide study in the UK.

France's Macron Calls For Vaccine Makers To Donate 10% Of Doses

France's Macron Calls For Vaccine Makers To Donate 10% Of Doses

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 10, 2021, Paris

French President Emmanuel Macron called Thursday for pharma groups producing vaccines against Covid-19 to donate 10 percent of their production to poor nations.

China Passes Law To Counter Foreign Sanctions: Cabinet

China Passes Law To Counter Foreign Sanctions: Cabinet

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 10, 2021, Beijing

China passed a new law Thursday to counter foreign sanctions, as it looks to build its defences against rising US and EU pressure over trade and human rights.

Positive Step In Right Direction: China On US Revoking TikTok, WeChat Ban

Positive Step In Right Direction: China On US Revoking TikTok, WeChat Ban

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 10, 2021, Beijing

A relieved China on Thursday welcomed the US move to drop the Trump-era executive orders to ban its popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying it is a "positive step in the right direction".

French Court Gives Man Who Slapped President Macron 4 Months In Jail: Report

French Court Gives Man Who Slapped President Macron 4 Months In Jail: Report

Reuters | Thursday June 10, 2021, Paris

A French court ordered the man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face to serve four months in jail, BFM TV reported.

Tiny Creature Comes Back To Life After 24,000 Years In Siberian Deep Freeze

Tiny Creature Comes Back To Life After 24,000 Years In Siberian Deep Freeze

Reuters | Thursday June 10, 2021, Moscow

A microscopic organism has wriggled back to life and reproduced asexually after lying frozen in the vast permafrost lands of northeastern Siberia for 24,000 years.