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Trump Administration Begins Deportation Raids Across the U.S.

Hundreds of people are detained as president proceeds with promised immigration crackdown<p>Ramped-up immigration enforcement in several cities this week has resulted in the detention of hundreds or more people in the country unlawfully, according to attorneys and advocacy groups, who said they …

Immigration

Proposed Trump executive order would allow US firms to sell 'conflict minerals'

Draft executive order proposes suspension of portion of Dodd-Frank reforms designed to prevent US from selling minerals that are fuelling violence in Congo<p>Related: Trump orders Dodd-Frank review in effort to roll back financial regulation<p>The Trump administration has prepared a new executive order …

Trump Administration

Lightning Meets Lava in These Incredible Images by Nature Photographer Hernando Rivera

Hernando Rivera is a graphic designer and nature photographer living in Mexico, and he recently made a series of amazing photos of lightning striking …

The "Darth Vader" of Russia: meet Igor Sechin, Putin's right-hand man

Late on the night of November 14, Igor Sechin, the CEO of the Russian state oil giant Rosneft, reportedly summoned Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to a meeting at the company’s headquarters in a czarist-era building across the river from the Kremlin.<p>When he arrived, Ulyukayev was …

Russia

Barcelona hub a 'start' for BA owner's budget long-haul flights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Airways and Iberia owner IAG is looking to offer low-cost long-haul flights from airports other than Barcelona in its efforts to compete on trans-Atlantic routes.<p>British Airways aircraft taxi at Heathrow Airport near London, Britain October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan …

Long Haul

Kuwait welcomes Iran's readiness for dialogue with Gulf - Kuwaiti state news

RIYADH (Reuters) - Kuwait has welcomed Iran’s willingness for dialogue with its Gulf Arab neighbours, saying any talks are likely to help resolve civil wars in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a joint news conference …

South Asia

Welcome home, Concorde

The last Concorde to be built was on the move again yesterday for the first time in 13 years.<p>It didn't thunder into the sky on a supersonic flight, but instead was towed a quarter mile across its birthplace, Bristol Filton Airport in southwest England, into a purpose-built hangar. There it will be …

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | John Vidal

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them<p>If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of …

Rainforests

BWI is adding a $60 million expansion to its international terminal - Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is plotting a major expansion of its international terminal as it continues to add …

Pan American Airlines' 60-year history traced in images

Glamorous air hostesses, exotic ads and America's earliest planes: Captivating images trace Pan Am's 60-year history from glory to crushing bankruptcy<p>…

Wave of cold air brings snow to the Gulf

It is an accepted truth that the desert of Saudi Arabia is hot; the waters of the Gulf are as warm as a bath and air-conditioning is a necessity at almost all times. But there is winter here, too.<p>The Arabian Peninsula has the Tropic of Cancer running right through it; Yemen, half of Saudi Arabia, …

No ban, no wall: 1,000 protest Trump in heart of Berlin

Police told German media that an estimated 1,200 people gathered before the iconic Brandenburg Gate on Saturday afternoon in near freezing …

Iran tests missiles just one day after US sanctions

Several missiles were deployed during a military exercise, in defiance of new US sanctions on Iranian interests. Tehran and Washington are again at …

‘Our agricultural system would collapse’ if Trump starts mass deportations, says farm worker advocate

Though the plans are merely under discussion, they reinforce Trump's commitment to anti-immigration policies — an agenda that also includes his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border and the deportation of undocumented immigrants.<p>At a February 2 summit hosted by Food Tank, a nonprofit think tank …

Immigration

Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that …

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

<b>Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.</b><p>They've discovered a new way in which warming increases levels of the toxin in sea creatures.<p>In experiments, they found that extra rainfall drives up the amount of organic material …

Pollution

The Islamic State has been oddly quiet about Trump

President Trump has had a lot to say about the Islamic State, vowing during his inauguration speech to eradicate the terrorist group and calling its fighters “sneaky, dirty rats” during an interview this week. But the Islamic State has been oddly quiet about Trump.<p>The militant organization, which …

Flying To Europe Is Cheap And Easy For 2017

Sorry, Freddie Laker and People Express. Getting to Europe has never been easier and possibly never cheaper. Expansion by discount airlines, European and North American carriers as well as airlines from as far afield from Dubai, Singapore and Pakistan are opening new routes and driving down prices, …

Air Travel

The World’s Youngest Rainforest Is Growing In Dubai

Yes, all the flora will be real, the architects behind the hotel project told <i>Co.Exist</i>. And indigenous plants like the date palm will be used as much …

Forestry

We may be closer than we thought to dangerous climate thresholds | John Abraham

A new study identifies an extra 0.1°C of human-caused warming<p>We don’t want the Earth to warm more than 1.5–2°C (2.7-3.6°F) compared to the pre-industrial climate. These targets are not magical; they are expert judgements about what it takes to avoid some of the more serious effects of climate …

Brexit: rebel Tories demand more say on Brexit as May loses supreme court fight

David Davis warns pro-remain MPs not to ‘thwart the will of the people’, with article 50 bill likely to be published within days<p>A historic ruling by the supreme court forced Theresa May to give parliament a vote on Brexit, but rebellious MPs from her own party want more of a say over plans to quit …

New on Emirates: Blankets made from recycled plastic

With shower-equipped private suites on its A380 airplanes and Bulgari amenity kits and moisturizing pajamas for first-class passengers on long-haul overnight flights, Dubai-based Emirates works hard to maintain a high-class image.<p>As part of the airline’s recent "comforter overhaul," passengers …

Indonesia watchdog says former CEO of airline Garuda a bribery suspect

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk (GIAA.JK) as a suspect in a bribery case.<p>FILE PHOTO Former CEO PT Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar talks to reporters during a news confrence at …

Trump’s Private Jets Are an Unprecedented Problem

In the lead-up to his inauguration, Donald Trump has one problem no other president has faced: What to do with his private jets.<p>The Trump fleet—which …

Donald Trump

This Airbus patent could fix the worst thing about flying coach

Airbus recently filed a patent for a sleeping box system for its A350 and A380 aircrafts. The 31" x 31" beds would feature all the amenities of an airplane seat, but in a reclining bed. However, if you get cramped, a standard airplane seat isn't included in the ticket price.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On …

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Boeing On Wednesday

Boeing Co ($BA) is scheduled to release earnings before Wednesday’s open. The widely owned stock is trading near its record high. To help you prepare, here is what the Street is expecting:<p><b>Earnings Preview:</b><p>Boeing is expected to report earnings of $2.34/share on $23.44 billion in revenue. Meanwhile, …

Where Is Flight MH370? Crashed Malaysia Airlines Plane ‘Highly Likely’ To Be North Of Suspended Search Zone, ATSB Chief Says

Wreckage of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is "highly likely" to be somewhere north of the area where the nearly three-year long search …

Donald Trump era begins with Obamacare rollback and missile defence plan

New president begins four-year term with executive order undermining Obamacare and statement on missile defence<p>Donald Trump has begun his presidency with a series of policy interventions, taking aim at Barack Obama’s signature healthcare policy, raising the prospect of a new US missile defence …

What executive actions has Trump taken?

<b>One of the first ways a new president is able to exercise political power is through unilateral executive orders.</b><p>While legislative efforts take time, a swipe of the pen from the White House can often enact broad changes in government policy and practice.<p>President Donald Trump has wasted little time …

Immigration