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  • Switzerland in post-Brexit flight preparations

    Switzerland in post-Brexit flight preparations

    Switzerland has adopted an EU legal framework on aviation designed to ensure the continuation of a smooth traffic between Bern and London after Brexit. The new rules, agreed by the Swiss-EU Joint Committee on Air Transport will now come into force on 1 September, according to a statement from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation released on Thursday.

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  • Russia's first humanoid robot is now in space

    Russia's first humanoid robot is now in space

    Yesterday Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 14 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia.

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  • Amazon rainforest's fires rage at record rate

    Amazon rainforest's fires rage at record rate

    Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at an unprecedented rate, with scientists warning that it could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change. According to country's space research center, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), satellite data show a record number of fires raging in the Amazon rainforest in 2019. Most specifically, there have been 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region, INPE said.

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  • Italy's president seeks way out of political crisis

    Italy's president seeks way out of political crisis

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella urged on Thursday political parties to reach a deal to form a new coalition government in the next few days if they want to avoid snap elections, news wires reported. He began consultations to find a new government after PM Giuseppe Conte quit accusing League party leader Matteo Salvini of endangering the economy for personal and political gain in a blistering resignation speech.

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  • Greece to not assist Iranian tanker sought by US

    Greece to not assist Iranian tanker sought by US

    Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding the Iranian oil tanker sought by the US but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea. The statement comes after the ship's destination was declared to be the southern Greek port of Kalamata, where a vessel of that size and draught would only be able to anchor at least half a mile offshore.

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  • Audi to join Mercedes, BMW development alliance

    Audi to join Mercedes, BMW development alliance

    Audi is set to join an alliance with rivals Daimler and BMW to develop advanced driving assistance systems, German weekly Wirtschaftswoche said on Thursday. According to the newspaper, Audi, a unit of Volkswagen will announce the alliance at the Frankfurt auto show in early September.

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