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Brazil raises $620 mn in huge concession auction

S - Brazil wrapped up a massive auction Friday for concessions to operate 22 airports, a rail line and five ports with a total take of $620 million and planned investments of $1.75 billion in all.

Sri Lanka seeks $17 million from Greek ship owner over oil spill

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Friday lodged a claim for $17.38 million with the Greek owners of an oil tanker that caught fire and left a spill stretching 40 kilometres (25 miles) off the South Asian island.

Salvage op delayed for Dutch cargo ship adrift in Norwegian Sea

Oslo - A Dutch cargo ship which has been adrift in rough seas off Norway for two days following a dramatic rescue of its crew cannot be towed to calmer waters until Thursday due to continuing poor weather, maritime authorities said.

Logjam deepens at the world's ports as pandemic strikes shipping

Lianyungang - Towering cranes work overtime swinging containers from cargo vessels in the eastern Chinese port of Lianyungang, racing to keep ahead of a perfect storm unleashed by the pandemic that has created gridlock in global shipping.

Canal Authority says Suez backlog cleared

Apo - Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said Saturday that a shipping traffic jam caused by a giant container vessel getting stuck on the crucial waterway for almost a week has been cleared.

Biden sets out 'once-in-a-generation' $2 tn infrastructure plan

Pittsburgh - President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at modernizing America's crumbling transport network, creating millions of jobs and delivering a "once-in-a-generation" investment that will enable the country to best Ch...

Egypt's Sisi promises investment to avoid Suez closure repeat

Ismailia - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised Tuesday that his country would buy equipment to avoid any repetition of the past week's closure of the Suez Canal as he visited Ismailia, en route to the vital trade artery.

Ship blocks Suez Canal after 'gust of wind' knocks it off course

Apo - A giant container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal after a gust of wind blew it off course, the vessel's operator said Wednesday, bringing marine traffic to a halt along one of the world's busiest trade routes.

Peru government, transport unions make deal to end strike

- The Peruvian government and transport unions, striking since Monday over fuel price increases, have reached an agreement to end the protests, authorities announced Saturday.

Parisians flee capital as new lockdown looms

Paris - Parisians packed inter-city trains leaving the capital on Friday hours ahead of a new lockdown in the French capital imposed to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.

Three innovations to bring the smart city closer

The city is a metaphor for modern living, with different eras reflecting different levels of development. To what extent are we seeing the smart city emerge? Three innovative examples are considered.

Uber grants UK drivers worker status in world first

London - Uber on Tuesday said it is granting its UK drivers worker status, with benefits including a minimum wage -- a world first for the US ride-hailing giant.Weeks after a top court ruling that could shake up Britain's wider "gig economy" of 5.

Israeli 5-minute battery charge aims to fire up electric cars

Herzlia - From flat battery to full charge in just five minutes -- an Israeli start-up has developed technology it says could eliminate the "range anxiety" associated with electric cars.

Berlin activists show manspreaders who wears the trousers

Berlin - A man lounges across two seats on a crowded Berlin train, oblivious to his surroundings -- until the two women opposite him suddenly spread their legs, revealing a message on their trousers: "Stop spreading".

Despite risks, Nairobi gives cycling a spin in pandemic bike push

Nairobi - Nairobi, morning rush hour: the only cyclist on a busy highway, Steven Odhiambo is narrowly overtaken by a fast-moving minibus.

UK top court to rule on Uber drivers' status

London - Britain's Supreme Court is to rule Friday on the employment status of Uber drivers in a judgement with wider implications for the "gig economy".

Virus crisis upends hopes for aviation careers

Paris - One year ago 26-year-old Perrine was on the cusp of realising her childhood dream of becoming a flight attendant.Then the Covid-19 pandemic arrived and Perrine is now on track for a job in insurance instead.

France to scrap 'obsolete' Paris airport expansion

Paris - The French government has decided to cancel a planned expansion of the country's biggest airport, Paris's Charles de Gaulle, a minister said in remarks published Thursday.

France to scrap Paris airport expansion: minister

Paris - The French government has decided to cancel a planned expansion of the country's biggest airport, Paris's Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, a minister said in remarks published Thursday.

Snow and bitter cold bring chaos to Germany and Britain

Berlin - Freezing drivers were stranded for hours in traffic jams in Germany and Covid-19 vaccination centres were shut in Britain on Tuesday as Europe was pummelled by the heaviest snow in years.

Singapore launches new self-driving bus trial

Fpo - Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial of self-driving buses.

Meet 'baby' Claire, explorer of Antwerp's bad air

Antwerp - Out for an afternoon hike, Veerle Bonaers and a friend stop pushing their baby and look down to their map, suddenly aware they have taken a wrong turn.

Uber and Lyft drivers challenge California 'gig worker' ballot

San Francisco - Drivers for ride-share and meal delivery apps filed a lawsuit Tuesday to nullify a referendum passed by California voters that lets such "gig workers" be treated as contractors.

Madrid paralysed after heavy snowfall

Madrid - Armed with picks and shovels, residents of Madrid on Monday slowly shovelled out of Spain's worst snowstorm in decades which turned roads and pavements into skating rinks.

Spain races to clear snow before cold snap freezes roads

Madrid - After the worst snowstorm in decades, Spanish officials were racing Sunday to clear the roads before a cold snap transforms them into icy death traps.

Hydrogen fuel cell train planned for Scotland

A greener transport solution could becoming to the UK. A Scottish project plans to have a train powered using a hydrogen fuel cell operational by the end of this year.

South Korean delegation heads to Iran over seized oil tanker

Seoul - A South Korean delegation left for Iran on Thursday to negotiate the early release of an oil tanker and its crew seized in strategic Gulf waters this week.

S. Korean destroyer arrives in waters near Iran after oil tanker seizure

Seoul - South Korea will send a delegation to Iran to negotiate the release of a seized oil tanker and its crew, Seoul said Tuesday, as a anti-piracy unit arrived in waters near the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Tehran - Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws," at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.

Road rage in Berlin as cyclists clog streets in pandemic

Berlin - It's rush hour on a grey morning in Berlin and a stream of cyclists are gliding along Friedrichstrasse, the fabled shopping street that runs through the city centre."Move!
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