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Pilot Fatigue, Lapsed Licenses as Airlines Set to Fly Again, U.N. Warns

The U.N. aviation agency on Wednesday warned of possible pilot fatigue and lapsed licenses as airlines get ready to fly again once travel restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus are lifted.

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Equities Resist Onslaught of Grim Economic Data

The world's main stock markets brushed off on Wednesday data showing the extent of the economic damage wrought by measures to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

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EU Forecasts 'Historic' 7.7 Percent Eurozone Recession

The European Commission said Wednesday the eurozone economy would contract by a staggering 7.7 percent in 2020, as the catastrophic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak sweep through the continent.

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Egypt Reopens Slowly to Revive Pandemic-Hit Economy

Egypt's economy had just started to recover after years of political turmoil and militant attacks when the coronavirus crisis hit, impacting especially its vital tourism sector.  

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Oil Extends Gains as Traders Weigh Virus Progress

Oil prices on Wednesday built on the previous day's surge, boosted by signs of easing in the coronavirus that is allowing some countries to begin opening their economies, though traders are keeping an eye on brewing China-US tensions.

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Aviation Industry Opposes Leaving Middle Seat Empty

The global aviation body said Tuesday that the risk of catching COVID-19 on a plane was low and there was no need to leave the middle seat empty once the industry takes off again.

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Oil Extends Gains as Virus-Hit Economies Ease Curbs

Oil extended gains in Asia Tuesday on signs of improving demand as coronavirus-hit major economies begin to ease strict curbs and as top producers slash output. 

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Top German Judges to Rule on Massive ECB Economic Support

Germany's top court will rule Tuesday on mass bond-buying by the European Central Bank, a tool the Frankfurt institution has deployed like never before to cushion the impact of the coronavirus.

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Air France Makes Masks Compulsory for Passengers

French flag-carrier Air France on Monday announced that masks would be compulsory on its flights from next week as France emerges from its lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

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Dubai Expo 2020 World's Fair Postponed to October 1, 2021

Dubai's Expo 2020 world's fair will be postponed to Oct. 1, 2021, over the new coronavirus pandemic, a Paris-based body behind the events said Monday.

The announcement by the Bureau International des Expositions came just hours after police in Kuwait dispersed what they described as a riot by stranded Egyptians unable to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The development was the first reported sign of unrest from the region's vast population of foreign workers who have lost their jobs over the crisis.

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