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Dubai unveils Autonomous Transportation Strategy to make 25% of trips driverless by 2030

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Dubai has launched Autonomous Transportation Strategy aimed at ensuring that 25 per cent of all trips are driverless by 2030, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, posted the information on his Linkedin page to inform the public ...

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RBS fails Bank of England stress test, must bolster capital

LONDON: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will cut costs and sell assets to boost capital levels, it said on Wednesday after failing this year’s Bank of England stress test, which warned of a “challenging” outlook for Britain’s financial system. State-backed RBS rushed out a statement after the result announcement to say it would take a range of actions to make ...

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Almost half HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO

  GENEVA: The World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits. The UN health agency said that 40 per cent of people with the virus that causes AIDS, or more than 14 million people worldwide, are ...

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Philip Morris CEO looks towards phasing out cigarettes: BBC

LONDON: Philip Morris International , the world’s largest international tobacco company, could eventually stop selling cigarettes, its chief executive told the BBC on Wednesday, as it launched its alternative product IQOS in Britain. The company’s IQOS smokeless cigarette, which is already on sale in over a dozen markets including Japan, Switzerland and Italy, heats tobacco enough to produce a vapor ...

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New Ship Efficiency Portal Launched

  At the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit on Wednesday, Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) launched BetterFleet, a free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal on ShippingEfficiency.org.Based on similar data and methods used by the IMO to assess the world fleet, BetterFleet shows how efficiently an individual vessel has operated over the past year and compares ...

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Lufthansa cancels further 890 flights as strikes continue

  Lufthansa’s pilots walked out on another strike today, forcing the carrier to cancel a further 890 flights, said a report. The ongoing labour dispute, which has left thousand’s of passengers stranded, has cost the carrier millions of euros and it will continue to lose more if negotiations are not made, said a report in the Daily Express. Strikes by ...

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Allow women to drive in Saudi, urges Prince Alwaleed

  Women must now be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia since such a ban is fundamentally an infringement on a woman’s rights, said Saudi billionnaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. “It is high time that Saudi women started driving their cars, and it is high time that we turn the page on this issue the way we did on tens ...

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Tribute to Chapecoense

  Wembley Stadium’s arch is illuminated in green, in London, Britain on November 29. The arch was lit in the traditional team colours of Brazilian football club Chapecoense after members of the team were killed in a plane crash in Medellin, Colombia on November 28.  EPA/Will Oliver

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Travel is ‘the secret to true happiness’

  Almost half (49 per cent) of people say a holiday brings them more happiness than their wedding day, while over half (51 per cent) prefer travelling over going on a date with their partner, according to a new study. Global research commissioned by Booking.com, a global leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online, has revealed that travel gives ...

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10 most important shifts in IT companies before 2020

  Global ICT research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has laid out the ten most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plans. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organisations through the accelerating process of ...

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