Queen Elizabeth II signs Brexit bill into law LONDON. KAZINFORM The Brexit withdrawal agreement outlining conditions of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union drafted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has become a law after Queen Elizabeth II signed it on Thursday.The British House of Commons’ Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans informed MPs that the bill was officially signed, TASS reported.
China’s Wuhan suspends transport services over virus outbreak BEIJING. KAZINFORM - Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan suspended all public transport on Thursday in a bid to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus believed to have originated there, while the virus has killed around 20 people and infected hundreds in the country, Kyodo reports.
GIAS 2020 to bring together top industry leaders and delegates from more than 50 countries DUBAI. KAZINFORM - The second edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit, GIAS 2020, which is to be held from 27th to 29th January, 2020, at Madinat Jumeirah, will see the participation of high-profile delegations and 10 ministers representing international civil aviation authorities from more than 50 countries across the world, WAM reports.
Samsung's new foldable phone may be priced under 2 mln won: sources SEOUL. KAZINFORM Samsung Electronics Co.'s new foldable smartphone to be unveiled next month may be priced under 2 million won (US$1,710), industry sources said Thursday, as the South Korean tech giant eyes attracting more consumers over its global rivals.
Coronavirus rapidly spreading, 17 dead, about 550 infected in China BEIJING. KAZINFORM A new coronavirus is rapidly spreading in China, with state-run media reporting Wednesday that 17 people have died and about 550 patients have been infected in the country, up by more than 200 from the previous day, as cases have also been confirmed elsewhere in Asia and the United States.
S. Korea fines Google over YouTube Premium service SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it has imposed a fine of 867 million won (US$740,000) on Google Limited Liability Corp. for violating local telecom laws in the operation of its YouTube Premium service, Yonhap reports.
Registration opens for ADB's 53rd Annual Meeting MANILA. KAZINFORM Registration is now open for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). With the theme: «Asia 2020: Innovation, Inclusiveness, and Integration,» the Annual Meeting will be held from 2–5 May 2020 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
UAE closely following EU's decision to apply new travel information system in 2021 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the European Union has been following the European Union’s decision to apply its European Travel Information and Authorization System, ETIAS, which will be applicable to citizens from all countries who enjoy visa-free entry into the EU Schengen Zone beginning on 1 January 2021.