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July 12, 2020

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Pandemic-hit Lufthansa says 22,000 jobs to go

Pandemic-hit Lufthansa says 22,000 jobs to go

German airline Lufthansa said Thursday that it would have to slash 22,000 full-time jobs as it predicts a muted recovery in demand for travel following the coronavirus pandemic."The recovery in demand in the air transport sector will be slow in the foreseeabl

Mexican zoo saves animals endangered by virus crisis

Mexican zoo saves animals endangered by virus crisis

Kira, a two and a half year-old tiger, arrived at a zoo in Mexico's northeast in April after her owner could no longer feed her due to the coronavirus-induced economic collapse.The imposing 130-kilogram tigress was sedated and transported in a cage by truck t

Dutch ban transport of mink after farm workers infected

Dutch ban transport of mink after farm workers infected

Dutch authorities on Thursday announced a nationwide ban on the transport of mink after mink farm workers were believed to have contracted coronavirus from the small mammals.The infections in the south of the Netherlands could be the "first known cases of ani

Milestones of US human spaceflights

Milestones of US human spaceflights

Here are key milestones in the history of crewed US spaceflights, which resume on May 27 with the first transport of US astronauts to the International Space Station for nine years.- First American in space -On April 12, 1961, the United States is upstaged by

Cyprus ends passenger flights ban from June 9 with conditions

Cyprus ends passenger flights ban from June 9 with conditions

Cyprus will reopen its airports to commercial flights from June 9 after nearly three months of lockdown, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said Friday.The phased reopening will initially allow passengers to fly to the small EU state from about 20 countries.