Mexican Officials Urge Airlines to Use Faraway Airport

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Mexican Transportation officials said airlines must use a new, more distant airport, the Felipe Angeles airport, 26 miles north of Mexico City.  Transportation and Infrastructure Secretary Rogelio Jimenez Pons said the government would reduce the number of flights allowed to …

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Fire Breaks out at Russian Air Defense Research Facility

A fire suddenly broke out at the Russian Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Troops in Tver. The garrison manning the Russian Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Troops reported that the fire started in a room on …

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Maya Train Project Suspended

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A Mexican judge has ordered a temporary suspension of works on a stretch of the Maya train project in Mexico, citing the lack of environmental permits. Judge Adrián Novelo ordered the suspension of works until further studies could address environmental …

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Russian Invasion Damaged up to One-Third of Ukraine’s Infrastructure

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A Ukrainian minister said on Monday that Russia’s invasion has destroyed up to 30 percent of Ukraine’s infrastructure amounting to about $100 billion. The war had affected “20 to 30 percent of all infrastructure with varying degrees of damage, with …

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Eight Arrested for ‘Stealing’ 60-Foot-Long Bridge in India

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Police arrested eight people, including two government officials, for illegally dismantling a 60-foot-long defunct iron bridge in the Indian state of Bihar. Sasaram Superintendent of Police Ashish Bharti said that part-time Irrigation Department worker Arvind Kumar and Irrigation Department official …

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ADB Grants $193m to Tajikistan in 2022

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director for Tajikistan Ms. Shanny Campbell said that they considered providing $193 million to support different development projects in the Central Asia Country this year (2022). Campbell said ADB’s plan for this year includes …

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Germany Cancels Nord Stream Pipeline Project

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that they have canceled the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine. “That sounds technical, but it is the necessary administrative step so there can be no …

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Hong Kong Plans Wuhan-Style Hospital as Cases Skyrocket

Hong Kong officials said they are rushing to build a Wuhan-style temporary hospital as the country’s healthcare infrastructure faces a surge that experts said is likely to overwhelm its already stretched capacity. The Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) reported 1,340 …

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Chinese Officials Force Finnish Olympian to Delete Footage of Olympic Village Flooding

Finnish Cross-country skier Katri Lylynpera said Chinese officials wanted her to delete photos and videos of the athlete’s village while water was pouring from the ceiling. Lylynpera said she sent an SOS as she captioned the video with a simple …

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Turkmenistan, Pakistan Officials Discuss TAPI, TAP Projects

Top Pakistani officials met with the visiting delegation from Turkmenistan on Tuesday, where the both sides agreed to accelerate efforts on technical aspects on multi-billion dollar gas and power projects. Pakistan’s Energy Minister Hammad Azhar said he discussed the technical …

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