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News: Work on state-of-the-art Delta facility at LaGuardia to begin this summer

New York government Andrew Cuomo has announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners have given final approval to a lease agreement with Delta Air Lines for its new $ 4 billion, 37-gate facility at LaGuardia Airport. This is the final component of the transformation of LaGuardia into a completely rebuilt, unified 21st century airport. The Port Authority has committed a fixed amount of no more than $ 600 million to the Delta project, with the airline providing $ 3.4 billion and assuming responsibility for…

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Britain's young royals begin tour of Poland and Germany

Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, took their young family to Warsaw on Monday to begin a four-day tour of Poland and Germany that will take in World War Two memorials and meetings with locals. The royal couple travelled with their children: Prince George, who turns four this month and his two-year-old sister, Princess Charlotte. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Warsaw airport to start a 3 day tour on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw,…

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News: Serenity to begin shooting in Mauritius

Mauritius has reached a new landmark in its history, with the arrival of the first Hollywood movie, Serenity, which is being shot in the country.  The event, hosted by the board of investment, was held at Maradiva. It was attended by prime minister Pravind Jugnauth as chief guest; minister of public infrastructure and transport Nando Bodha; minister of tourism and leisure Anil Gayan; minister of arts and culture Prithvirajsing Roopun; the managing director of the board of investment, Ken Poonoosamy; chairman of MTPA Raj Bhujohory; chief executive of Afrasia Bank…

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Spain's King Felipe and Queen Leitizia begin UK state visit

The Queen is to formally welcome the king and queen of Spain to the UK as they begin a two-day state visit. King Felipe and Queen Leitizia will be greeted by the Queen and Prince Philip at Horse Guards Parade on Wednesday. The trip is the first state visit by a Spanish king to the UK since Felipe’s father, Juan Carlos, came 31 years ago. BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said UK leaders hope the trip will foster understanding between the two countries over Brexit. It is expected to be…

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Murray set to begin Wimbledon defence, Konta & Nadal also play

Wimbledon 2017 on the BBC Venue: All England Club Dates: 3-16 July Starts: 11:30 BST Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and app. Click for full times. Britain’s Andy Murray will open Centre Court play on Monday as he attempts to make history once again at the 131st Wimbledon Championships. The Scot, 30, begins his title defence against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in the first round at 13:00 BST. Murray, who is fit following a hip injury, hopes…

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Technology 

Net providers to begin sending 'pirate' emails

UK ISPs are to start sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright material without paying for it. It is part of the UK government’s attempt to crack down on piracy. BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Sky have agreed to send the missives, which will be emailed rather than posted. The controversial move has been years in the planning, and some experts believe it is too late to be an effective deterrent. BT, Virgin Media and Sky will start sending out letters on 17 January, and TalkTalk’s campaign will…

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