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FRANKFURT, Germany | Frankfurt airport working on flying taxis

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The operator of Frankfurt’s international airport says it is developing a concept for electric air taxi services. Fraport AG is working with Volocopter GmbH, which makes two-seat, multi-rotor electric aircraft that can fly with a pilot or autonomously. Actually operating such taxis to bring people to and from the airport will … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Frankfurt airport working on flying taxis

Rare snow falls on Seattle as Midwest thaws from cold blast

SEATTLE (AP)— Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow. Parts of California and Montana braced for the threat of mudslides and avalanches this week, while the Midwest warmed up from a … Continue reading Rare snow falls on Seattle as Midwest thaws from cold blast

BANGKOK | The Latest: Saudi woman leaves Bangkok airport hotel room

BANGKOK— The Latest on a Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family has left her airport hotel room for temporary … Continue reading BANGKOK | The Latest: Saudi woman leaves Bangkok airport hotel room

BAGHDAD | Russia resettles 30 Russian children from war on IS in Iraq

BAGHDAD— Russia resettled 30 children of jailed and deceased Islamic State members from Iraq, on Sunday, in a minor breakthrough to the deadlock over what to do with the foreign families to IS militants. Maksim Maksimov, the Russian ambassador to Iraq, said the children were Russian. Their mothers are incarcerated at a Baghdad prison, according … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Russia resettles 30 Russian children from war on IS in Iraq

BAGHDAD | Iraq: Russia resettles 30 Russian children caught in IS war

BAGHDAD — Russia is resettling thirty children of jailed or deceased Islamic State members from Iraq, as those involved in the battle against the extremist group are still deliberating over what to do with the families of its defeated militants. Maksim Maksimov, the Russian ambassador to Iraq, said the children were Russian. He said more … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraq: Russia resettles 30 Russian children caught in IS war

CAIRO | Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen’s capital

CAIRO  — The Saudi-led coalition bombed an air base in Yemen’s rebel-held capital on Wednesday as a local cease-fire held around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida. In comments aired by Saudi state-run TV, the coalition said it struck the air base next to Sanaa’s international airport, destroying a rocket launcher and a drone … Continue reading CAIRO | Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen’s capital

RICHMOND, Va. | Source: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

RICHMOND, Va.— Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans. The online retailer is expected to make an official announcement later Tuesday. The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of that announcement and spoke … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | Source: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

BEIRUT | Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles

BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah made no mention of weapons capability in his first speech since Israel claimed that the Islamic militant group has a missile-launching facility near Beirut’s international airport. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah’s comments Friday were his first since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month— holding up an aerial image of … Continue reading BEIRUT | Hezbollah says it possess ‘highly accurate’ missiles