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Dutch MH17 trial suspended until June 8 to give defence more time to prepare

福利网站The trial of four men accused of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine in 2014 will be adjourned until June 8 to give defence lawyers more time to prepare, judges at the hearing in the Netherlands ruled on Monday.

Skies clear as further coronavirus curbs ground more flights

福利网站Widening travel curbs to contain the spread of the coronavirus led to further flight cancellations on Monday, with new restrictions spanning India, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.

Airbus adds 15 billion euro credit line, scraps dividend

Airbus boosted its liquidity with a 15 billion euro (13.9 billion pounds) expanded credit facility on Monday while suspending its 2020 outlook in response to the coronavirus crisis that has grounded much of the global airlines fleet.

Russia and Turkey cut short joint patrol in Syria's Idlib - Russian Defence Ministry

福利网站Russia and Turkey were forced to cut short their second joint patrol in Syria's Idlib region on Monday due to security concerns, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Senate GOP virus bill aids U.S. transport sector; offers airlines loans, not cash

A Senate Republican coronavirus stimulus package would provide financial aid to U.S. airports, transit systems and passenger railroad Amtrak, but $50 billion for struggling U.S. airlines would be a loan, not a cash payout, the proposal showed.

Airbus says plants to reopen at slower production rate

Airbus confirmed on Sunday it would resume only partial aircraft production when its French and Spanish factories reopen on Monday after a four-down shutdown to tackle health concerns over the coronavirus.

Virgin Australia plans to cut more domestic flights as travel restrictions tighten

福利网站Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd said on Monday it expected to make a material reduction in its domestic capacity after the Australian government advised against non-essential domestic travel and some states tightened travel restrictions because of the coronavirus.

Italy to bolster special powers in strategic assets - officials

Italy is close to approving measures to bolster the special powers it has over key industries to ward off unwanted foreign interest, officials said on Sunday.

Taiwan to suspend airline passenger transit in virus fight

Taiwan further tightened travel controls on Sunday to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, suspending the transit of airline passengers through Taiwan from March 24 until April 7, as it announced 16 new cases bringing the total to 169.

China to divert Beijing-bound international flights to other airports

China's aviation regulator said on Sunday that all international flights due to arrive in Beijing would be diverted to other airports as their first port of entry beginning on Monday, as the country steps up measures to battle the coronavirus.

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