News

Can the EU turn migration into an opportunity instead of turning to populism? | View

Can the EU turn migration into an opportunity instead of turning to populism? | View

The world’s eyes are turned to Morocco, which will be hosting the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on 10-11 December. This first global migration agreement, expected to be adopted by UN countries which agreed on the pact on 13 July, could potentially change the lives of almost 250 million migrants across continents.With effective management mechanisms at a global and regional level, migration could be rendered a source of prosperity inste…

Saudi Arabia wants united front on oil output; Russia and Nigeria hold out

Saudi Arabia wants united front on oil output; Russia and Nigeria hold out

ABUJA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will not cut oil output on its own to stabilise the market, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Wednesday as Nigeria and Russia said it is too early to signal whether they would join any production curbs. Oil producer group OPEC and its allies, led by Russia, meet in Vienna next week against the backdrop of concerns over a slowing global economy and rising oil supplies from the United States, which is not involved in an existing agreement to restrain out…

Sudden death at the World Chess Championship as players could reach 'Armageddon'

Sudden death at the World Chess Championship as players could reach 'Armageddon'

The World Chess Championships has reached sudden-death and could end up in "Armageddon," after a series of "unusual" draws and events that has perplexed the chess universe.Reigning champion, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and US player Fabiano Caruana will battle it out in a series of fast-paced tie-breakers to determine a winner, after 12 classic chess games.The draw in match 12 was so rare and unexpected that it perplexed Chess grandmasters, including Judit Polgar, widely considered the world’s great…

Air-taxi prototype unveiled at Amsterdam drone show

Air-taxi prototype unveiled at Amsterdam drone show

It's not ready to go to market just yet but here may be a glimpse of the future. A drone-cum-car prototype has been presented at the Amsterdam Drone Week convention. This craft is made up of three separate modules, a chassis with wheels, a two-seat capsule for passengers and a four-rotor drone.Co-created by Airbus, Audi and Ital Design the 'Pop.Up Next' is an early player in the anticipated air-taxi industry.Joerg Peter Mueller of Urban Ari Mobility Airbus says "So at the very beginning the syst…