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Powered by hydrogen, Hyundai's trucks aim to conquer the Swiss Alps

FRANKFURT/ZURICH (Reuters) - Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered 18-tonne trucks are set to hit the roads in Switzerland next month as the South Korean automaker looks to establish a case for its zero-emissions technology in a low carbon world. Hyundai's H2 Xcient Fuel-Cell truck is pictured in this undated handout image. The trucks are set to hit the roads in Switzerland next month as the South Korean automaker looks to establish a case for its ... Full story

IAG and EasyJet warn of coronavirus bookings hit News

British Airways owner IAG has warned that bookings in 2020 will be hit by the effects of coronavirus. IAG boss Willie Walsh said that as well as all China flights being suspended, there had been "a significant fall-off in demand in Italy". Airline shares have fallen sharply amid investor concerns about the potential economic effects of the virus. EasyJet is also cancelling some flights because of the virus and is looking into cost cutting. ... Full story

HHS whistleblower says workers without protection or training assisted coronavirus evacuees on US military bases Washington Post

The whistleblower is seeking federal protection, alleging she was unfairly and improperly reassigned after raising concerns about the safety of these workers to HHS officials, including those within the office of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. She was told Feb. 19 that if she does not accept the new position in 15 days, which is March 5, she would be terminated. The whistleblower has decades of experience in the field, received ... Full story

U.S. spy agencies monitor coronavirus spread, concerns about India: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Medical staff with protective clothing are seen inside a ward specialised in receiving any person who may have been infected with coronavirus, at the Rajiv ... Full story

Belarus announces first case of coronavirus: TASS

A security guard looks through a gate of a hospital for infectious diseases, after Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, in Minsk, Belarus February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday, citing the Belarussian Ministry of Healthcare. “We would like to inform you that ... Full story

Malaysia's AirAsia says 2020 targets look vulnerable to coronavirus

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s flagship budget carrier AirAsia Group Bhd ( AIRA.KL ) may not achieve its internal projections for the year, as the industry takes a severe hit from the coronavirus outbreak, it said in a statement on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 plane is pictured at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng. AirAsia said the airline industry has been ... Full story

Boris Johnson's Muslim comments 'really ill-judged', says Caroline Nokes

Image caption Boris Johnson is facing criticism from a former Tory minister, Caroline Nokes. Boris Johnson's controversial comments on Muslim women were "really ill judged", says a former Tory minister. The PM came under fire in 2018 after he wrote an article comparing women in burkas to letterboxes and bank robbers . Caroline Nokes - who chairs the Commons Women and Equalities Committee - said the PM should "think very carefully" about his ... Full story

New Jersey's 65-foot tall Lucy the Elephant will soon be open to overnight guests

(CNN) — Lucy the Elephant, a Margate, New Jersey-based attraction whose claim to fame is being the world's largest elephant and the oldest roadside attraction in the United States, will soon open its doors to overnight guests for the first time in over 100 years. Save Lucy Committee, the nonprofit responsible for Lucy's continued existence, has partnered with Airbnb to provide three couples the chance to book one-night stays inside the wooden ... Full story

Chinese Firms Seek Bridge Loans to Ease Bond Repayment Pressure

Some of China’s state-owned and large private firms are in preliminary talks with banks to use bridge loans to refinance bonds under imminent repayment pressure, according to loan arrangers at four banks. The discussions about the popular form of interim financing have emerged as these relatively strong borrowers seek to wait out the volatility in the bond market induced by the coronavirus outbreak, said the loan arrangers who asked not to be ... Full story

India suspends visa on arrival for Japanese, South Korean citizens

Indian authorities on Thursday announced that visa-on-arrival facilities for Japanese and South Korean nationals have been temporarily suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. "In view of threat posed by COVID-19, visa-on-arrival facilities to nationals of Japan and South Korea have been suspended with immediate effect," read a notice issued by the Bureau of Immigration at Chennai's Anna International Airport. "All concerned airlines are ... Full story

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