Travel

Canada introduces new rules for domestic travel; Trudeau wife recovering

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Domestic travelers in Canada face new rules as the country continues to wage war against the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the new rules Saturday during …

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Hawaii to implement unprecedented quarantine for all inbound travelers to stem spread of COVID-19

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – Beginning on Thursday, 26 March, all travelers bound for Hawaii, whether by air or sea, whether visitor or returning resident, will undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Hawaii Governor …

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Misinformation hampers coronavirus response, experts warn

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — Misinformation is impacting on efforts to quell the coronavirus pandemic as even “very well educated” people share false cures, hoaxes and conspiracy theories online, experts warned as recorded cases continued to climb Friday. The World …

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Canada closes borders to foreign travelers

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — The Canadian government has shut the door to foreign visitors. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the aggressive moves Monday, which included …

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Global airlines slash flights as US carriers seek $50 bn bailout

By Roland Jackson/ John Biers NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — Major world airlines on Monday announced further deep cuts to service as the worsening coronavirus crisis ravages demand, accentuating talk of government support with US carriers formally releasing a plea …

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Top five spring activities to do in Washington D.C.

By Jessieca Bautista EBC Washington D.C. Bureau WASHINGTON, DC (Eagle News) — If you want more than just visiting the museums or seeing other historical landmarks at the nation’s capital on your spring break or family vacation, I got good …

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French adventurers train for Arctic exploit

by Olivier MORIN ALTA, Norway (AFP) — A blueish glow spreads across the snow as far as the eye can see, a few bare trees dotting the windy plateau. In this remote corner of Norway’s far north, two French adventurers …

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CDC faces challenge of 2019-nCoV outbreak in US

    By Arlene Ocampo and Jessieca Bautista EBC Washington D.C.Bureau WASHINGTON, DC (Eagle News) – The latest and primary concern in the international and domestic medical world today is the rapid outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. From its …

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Carmaker tie-ups and break-ups

By Olivier Thibault Before the proposed mega-merger of French carmaker PSA with US-Italian auto giant Fiat Chrysler, the car sector has seen a number of other major auto tie-ups — or attempted deals — over the past two decades. The …

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Southwest extends MAX grounding until April 2020

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Southwest Airlines on Tuesday again extended the timeframe for resuming flights on the Boeing 737 MAX, this time until mid-April 2020. The domestic-focused US carrier cited continued uncertainty over the regulatory approval for the MAX …

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First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

  By Alia Dharssi VANCOUVER, CANADA (AFP) — The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and offering hope that airlines may one day end their …

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London repatriates 10% of Thomas Cook’s UK customers

  By Roland Jackson Agence France-Presse LONDON, UK (AFP) — Britain has repatriated ten percent of nationals who were stranded abroad after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, authorities said Tuesday, as anger erupted over excessive management pay. The …

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