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First Slovak satellite great success, says president
skCubeJuly 5, 2017 ET
Slovakia's first satellite skCube is a remarkable success for the young people who took part in launching and operating it, Slovak President Andrej Kiska announced at a briefing.
Royal Netherlands Navy first with USCG approved ballast water treatment
Johan de WittJuly 5, 2017 ET
The Royal Netherlands Navy has achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s first Navy to install a USCG approved ballast water treatment (BWT) system, fitting two Optimarin units on-board the Landing Platform Docking vessel Johan de Witt.
U.S. lifts laptop ban on passengers flying with Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines
Turkish AirlinesJuly 5, 2017 ET
The U.S. government has lifted the laptop ban for flights to the U.S. for three major airlines.
Arab states to deliver verdict on Qatar
Qatar Doha streetJuly 5, 2017 ET
Arab states that have imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of links to terrorism, were due to meet in Cairo on Wednesday to consider Doha's response to a stiff ultimatum, but settlement of the dispute seemed far off.
Hamburg police break G20 protesters with water cannons
G20 protestersJuly 5, 2017 ET
Riot police used water cannon overnight Tuesday to disperse several gatherings of protesters ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Hanoi says will ban motorbikes by 2030, citizens skeptical
Hanoi motorbikeJuly 5, 2017 ET
Hanoi lawmakers have voted to place a blanket ban on motorbikes by 2030 to reduce traffic congestion, despite opposition from the public and transport experts.
France reconsiders compensation bids by nuclear test veterans
MoruroaJuly 5, 2017 ET
French Polynesia's nuclear test veterans have been given fresh hope that France will at last compensate them for the poor health caused by the weapons tests.
France to present new measures to tackle migration crisis
Edouard PhilippeJuly 5, 2017 ET
France will present new measures next week to handle the Europe-wide migration crisis and reform asylum procedures "to honor France's tradition of hosting refugees," Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said.
Tropical storm chance increases in Atlantic
Tropical stormJuly 4, 2017 ET
The National Hurricane Center on Tuesday said there was a 70 percent chance of a tropical depression forming in the Atlantic Ocean in the next two days.
Mano a mano: Trump and Putin to meet on Friday
Trump PutinJuly 4, 2017 ET
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold an official meeting for the first time on Friday during the G20 summit in Hamburg.
North Korea says first ICBM test successful, China and Russia gravely concerned
North Korea ICBMJuly 4, 2017 ET
North Korea said on Tuesday it successfully test-launched a first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
U.S. officials to come to Turkey to lift electronics ban
Ataturk airportJuly 4, 2017 ET
An electronics ban on flights from Istanbul to the United States is due to be lifted on July 5, Anadolu news agency quoted the transportation minister as saying on Tuesday.
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