• Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

    March 26, 2017

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    DUBAI, March 25, 2017 (AFP) – A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday — with less fanfare and frustration than expected. From Dubai to Doha, passengers on dozens of flights checked in their electronic devices, many shrugging off […]

  • Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

    LONDON (AFP) – Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters took to London’s streets Saturday, in defiance of the terror threat, to mark the bloc’s 60th anniversary just days before Brexit begins. Organisers said around 80,000 people had joined the march calling for Britain to stay in the European Union, even as Prime Minister Theresa May […]

  • China’s Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

    March 23, 2017

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    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Alibaba and Malaysia announced Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies, a first for the internet giant outside China. The hub will be located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport as part of a “digital free trade […]

  • Tennis: Federer, Wawrinka advance in Miami

    March 26, 2017

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    MIAMI  – Roger Federer survived a brave challenge from American qualifier Frances Tiafoe before emerging with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-3 victory as he got his Miami Open title bid underway on Saturday. Tiafoe, ranked 101st in the world, struggled against Federer’s serve but was strong on his own and forced a first set tie-break in […]