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2 Israelis killed, 2 seriously wounded in West Bank shooting attack

Shooters flee, prompting manhunt; incident occurs near site of Sunday drive-by in which seven Israelis were hurt, including a pregnant woman whose baby later died Two Israelis were killed and two were severely injured, one of them critically, in a shooting attack in the central West Bank Thursday, close to where a terror attack occurred earlier in the week, officials […]

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First Airbus A380 in new Lufthansa Design

First Airbus A380 in new Lufthansa Design Lufthansa Flagship in the new design the Airbus A380 landed in Germany for the first time in the new Lufthansa Design. The landing of the newly painted flagship of the Lufthansa fleet marks the festive end of the anniversary year of the crane’s 100th birthday. The Airbus, named “Tokyo”, was welcomed to Munich […]

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Minimum Wage rises in UK, biggest in decade

British workers had their biggest pay rise in a decade in the three months to October as the country’s strong labour market showed no sign of weakening ahead of Brexit, official figures showed on Tuesday. Average weekly earnings, including bonuses, rose by 3.3 per cent on the year, their biggest rise since the three months to July 2008 and comfortably […]

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Radisson Red Vienna scheduled for 2021 opening in Austria

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the Radisson Red Vienna in Austria. The Imperial City, famous for its music, architecture and culture, will welcome the new property in 2021, bringing a playful twist to the conventional hotel scene in Austria’s capital. Vienna itself is a highly desirable destination that has been named the city with the world’s highest […]

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The Luxury Collection welcomes Hôtel de Berri to Paris

The Luxury Collection has welcomed the grand opening of Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris. Owned by the Dokhan family, Hôtel de Berri offers eclectic, bold and refined designs devoted to the Parisian way of life. Meticulously styled by designer and artistic director Philippe Renaud, Hôtel de Berri features 75 guestrooms, including 35 suites, as well as Italian […]

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Lebanon’s Strategic Symbiosis

A new strategic symbiosis has evolved over the past decade between Hezbollah and the Lebanese state, enabling the Islamist group to pursue its massive military buildup with impunity. This necessitates that Israel revisit its strategic doctrine vis-à-vis Lebanon and clarify to the Lebanese government the devastating consequences that could result from a new Hezbollah-induced war with Israel. The question of […]

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London Gatwick welcomes new Shanghai departure

London Gatwick has launched a new route to Shanghai, giving British passengers direct access to an area responsible for a third of China’s imports and exports. The first flight of the new service, operated by China Eastern, departed Gatwick at midday on Friday. The airline – the second-largest in China – is set to fly to Shanghai Pudong Airport from […]

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Thomas Cook signs interline deals with Liat and airBaltic

Thomas Cook Group Airline is expanding its worldwide route network with two additional partner airlines – airBaltic and Liat. With its fleet of 101 aircraft, Europe’s eleventh-largest airline group is flying to almost 70 destinations this winter season and through cooperation with a total of 52 partner airlines, the number rises to over 250 destinations in Europe, America, Africa, Asia […]

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Virgin Atlantic pilots to strike over Christmas

A number of pilots at Virgin Atlantic will take strike action over the Christmas period. Pilots represented by the Professional Pilots Union will strike from December 22nd until Christmas Day, on December 25th. The dispute is centred on union recognition, the PPU said. The union, which represents about a third of pilots at the airline, said it was excluded from […]