From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders. Ports operator DP World DPW.DI said on Thursday it would join shipping company Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and other peers in a blockchain platform aimed at limiting the […]

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Brexit-voting expats in Spain wake up to a future of change

The penny is dropping – change is on its way for Brexit-voting ‘Brits abroad’. Madrid, Spain – It has been a fraught start to negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom as talks on their post-Brexit trade deal kicked off this week. Deep-rooted differences over fishing rights have again emerged as a potential major sticking point – with […]

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United Airlines passengers checked for coronavirus-like symptoms

Two passengers flying from China on United Airlines were examined at a Chicago airport after appearing to show symptoms of the deadly virus that emerged overseas, the airline said. The travelers arrived on a flight from Shanghai to Chicago O’Hare International Airport amid reports of the mystery coronavirus spreading through international travel, according to CNBC. It’s unclear what led officials […]

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Sudan's PM visits rebel stronghold in Kordofan on peace mission

CAIRO (Reuters) – Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok visited the rebel bastion of Kauda in the South Kordofan region’s Nuba Mountains on Thursday, the first senior Khartoum official to travel there since clashes resumed in the area more than eight years ago. Kauda, 90km (56 miles) east of South Kordofan state capital Kadugli, is the base of the Sudan People’s […]

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Johnson plans N Ireland 'special relationship' with EU for Brexit

British prime minister will deliver ‘final’ Brexit offer to party faithful on Wednesday, before EU summit on Oct 17. ‘ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit plan will leave Northern Ireland in a ‘special relationship’ with the European Union until 2025, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday, insisting he will take the UK out of the EU, whatever […]

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