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Witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement: Troika Statement
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Witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement: Troika Statement

Statement from the UK, Norway and USA on witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudanese Opposition Groups. Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office 8 June 2021 Troika statement from the UK, Norway and USA: Today, the governments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States (the Troika) signed the Juba Peace Agreement as Witnesses in a signal of political support to the Agreement. Having welcomed the Agreement in October 2020, this further step demonstrates our commitment to the success of the Agreement and its potential to help meet the calls of the Sudanese people for freedom, peace, and justice, including for those affected by conflict in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, as well as other historically marginalised pa...
26 Canadian Climate Champions Announced Ahead of COP26 in UK and Canada Live Event
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26 Canadian Climate Champions Announced Ahead of COP26 in UK and Canada Live Event

To mark 6 months until COP26, the British High Commission in Canada and the Canada Climate Law Initiative are celebrating 26 Canadian Climate Champions helping to build a net-zero future. British High Commission Ottawa 4 May 2021 Today the British High Commission and the Canada Climate Law Initiative announced 26 ‘Canadian Climate Champions’. They have been identified as exceptional individuals actively working to move Canada to net-zero emissions. Among those chosen are current Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and former Environment Minister, The Honorable Catherine McKenna as well as renowned environmentalist David Suzuki, Co-Founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. Today’s livestream event marks six months to the UK hosted COP26 Climate Change Conference due t...
Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
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Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

APRIL 27, 2021 In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary Blinken decided yesterday to apply several National Interest Exceptions to all regional travel restrictions currently in effect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students seeking to commence studies in the fall, certain academics, journalists, and individuals who provide critical infrastructure support in countries affected by a geographic COVID-19 restriction may now qualify for a National Interest Exception. This includes qualified applicants who have been present in Brazil, China, Iran, or South Africa. The pandemic continues to limit the number of visas our embassies and consulates abroad are able to process. As always, visa applicants should ...
Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and Exchange-Traded Fund Flows for March 2021
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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and Exchange-Traded Fund Flows for March 2021

21 April, 2021 CHICAGO, April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) flows for March 2021. For the month, long-term mutual funds and ETFs collected a record $156 billion, surpassing the $144 billion record set in February. Morningstar's report about U.S. fund flows for March 2021 is available here. Additional highlights from the report include: U.S. equities took in a record $54 billion, well ahead of February 2021's $38 billion, the second-highest total in data going back to 1993. Resurgence in investor appetite for cheap stocks drove the inflows. Investors poured into value-oriented and cyclical funds at some of the highest rate...
American Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2021 Financial Results
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American Airlines Reports First-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00 AM FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported its first-quarter 2021 financial results, including: First-quarter revenue of $4.0 billion, down 53% year over year on a 39% year-over-year reduction in total available seat miles (ASMs). First-quarter net loss of $1.3 billion, or ($1.97) per share. Excluding net special items1, first-quarter net loss was $2.7 billion, or ($4.32) per share. Raised $10 billion through debt offering backed by the AAdvantage program and used a portion of the proceeds to prepay in full the secured loan from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Ended the first quarter with approximately $17.3 billion of total available liquidity. Company expects to end the second quarter with approxim...
Holland America Line Pauses All Alaska Cruises Sailing Roundtrip From Seattle Scheduled To Depart In June 2021
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Holland America Line Pauses All Alaska Cruises Sailing Roundtrip From Seattle Scheduled To Depart In June 2021

Six total voyages on Eurodam and Oosterdam are impacted; guests can rebook a comparable voyage in 2022 Seattle, Wash., March 16, 2021 — Holland America Line has announced it is extending its pause of cruise operations to now include all June 2021 roundtrip sailings to Alaska from Seattle, Washington. This includes six cruises on Eurodam and Oosterdam with a call at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. At this time, Alaska cruises sailing roundtrip from Seattle departing in July and onward have not been canceled. Following the earlier Canadian Transport Ministry Interim Order that closed Canadian ports to passenger vessels, discussions continue with Canadian and United States government authorities to try to preserve remaining Seattle Alaska sailings. Holland America Line previously an...
Chile-UK joint webinar: access to vaccines – finance, delivery and distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Chile-UK joint webinar: access to vaccines – finance, delivery and distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean

On 11 November 2020 Chile’s Deputy Minister for International Economic Relations, Under-Secretary Rodrigo Yáñez and the UK’s Minister for the Americas, Wendy Morton MP hosted the virtual seminar “Access to Vaccines – Finance, Delivery and Distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean” bringing together policymakers and scientific experts from across the region and the world to discuss the urgent work of ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Representatives from 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were joined by leaders and experts from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI); Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the World Health Organization (WHO); the Pan-America Health Organisation (PAHO); the Inter-American Development Bank; the Caribbean Development...