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Monday, January 25, 2021

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Israel to Ban All Passenger Flights to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

The government of Israel announced on Jan. 24 that all passenger flights will be banned starting from the evening of Jan. 25 until Jan....

Chinese Hackers Target Airline Passenger Records

Chinese hacking group Chimera has been reportedly attacking the airline industry for the past few years to steal passenger data. Chinese hacking group Chimera...

Netherlands Plans to Ban More Flights, to Impose Curfew

The Dutch government announced on Jan. 20 that it plans to impose a curfew and to ban more flights in an attempt to curb...

Man Lived in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for Three Months

A man from California managed to live and avoid detection for three months in a secured area of Cicago's O’Hare International Airport. Aditya Singh,...

Biden to Reject Trump’s Plan to Lift Some COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

United States President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman said that the incoming administration has no plan to lift international travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite...

Egypt Lifts Airspace Ban on Qatar

Egypt officially reopened its airspace with Qatar on Jan. 12, ending the airspace ban imposed three years ago, the aviation authority and state media...

Recent Newsbriefs

North Korea’s Acting Envoy to Kuwait Defects to South Korea

North Korean acting ambassador to Kuwait has defected to South Korea in 2019, says fellow defector-turned-South Korean legislator. Ryu Hyun Woo who heads the...

Dominion Voting Systems Files $1.3 Billion Lawsuit Against Rudy Giuliani

Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s lawyer for allegedly making defamatory statements about...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidacy

Former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she is running for governor of Arkansas in the 2022 election. Sanders served as deputy White...

Foley-Backed SPAC Agrees to Acquire Blackstone’s Alight for $7.3 Billion

Blank-check special acquisition firm Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp has successfully entered into a definitive business combination deal to take Blackstone Group Inc.’s Alight Solutions,...

Major E-Trading Platforms go Offline Simultaneously

Major trading platforms and other websites have suddenly gone offline due to unknown causes.  According to DownDetector.com, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, E-Trade, Robinhood, Vanguard,...

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