This Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner takes the selfie to new heights, U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port and DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

This Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner takes the selfie to new heights

All new planes have to go through an endurance test to ensure they’re passenger-ready, which is what a Boeing seven hundred and eighty-seven-eight hundred Dreamliner was conducting yesterday. However, the routine test went off the rails –…

U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

UNicaraguatalyED NamibiaustriaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryNS/WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The United Nations is engaged in “intense” shuttle…

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

Media playback is unsupported on your device Opposition candidates in Sunday’s election in the Democratic Republic of Congo have refused to approve a…



This Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner takes the selfie to new heights

All new planes have to go through an endurance test to ensure they’re passenger-ready, which is what a Boeing seven hundred and eighty-seven-eight hundred Dreamliner was conducting yesterday. However, the routine test went off the rails – or off the clouds, rather – when it turned back toward Seattle, where it originated, after flying about two, miles. Then it turned again. And again, setting itself off southwest toward TN before once again changing course and banking to the right.

U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

UNicaraguatalyED NamibiaustriaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryNS/WDCHawaiindiaGuatemalaON (Reuters) – The United Nations is engaged in “intense” shuttle diplomacy between the IR-aligned Houthi group in YE, the AE and SA in a bid to avert an attack on YE’s Hodeidah port city, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

Media playback is unsupported on your device Opposition candidates in Sunday’s election in the Democratic Republic of Congo have refused to approve a statement aimed at reducing tension before the poll. The elections are taking place 2 years later than scheduled and the run-up has been marred by violence.


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The Boeing seven hundred and eighty-seven-eight hundred Dreamliner was drawing a portrait of itself in the sky. The eighteen-hour selfie flight gave a lot of people a chuckle, but this isn’t the first time the Boeing team has taken a clever spin on their mandatory aircraft tests.

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A Saudi-led coalition military attack or siege on the Houthi-held western city, long a target in the war, could cost up to two hundred and fifty, lives in a worst-case scenario, the United Nations has warned. The Red Sea port is a lifeline for millions of people, handling most of the country’s commercial imports and humanitarian aid supplies.

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Three leading presidential candidates held talks in the capital on Saturday. But afterwards opposition figures Martin Fayulu and Felix Tshisekedi said they would not endorse the peace pact. They said officials had rejected changes they had suggested to the text.


“Rather than fly in random patterns, the test team got creative, flying a route that outlined a seven hundred and eighty-seven-eight in the skies over twotwo states.” “The nose of the Dreamliner is pointing at the Puget Sound region, home to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The wings stretch from northern MI near the Canadian border to southern UT. The tail touches Huntsville, AL.”

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The U.N. Security Council met behind closed doors on Monday at the request of Britain to be briefed on the situation after heavy fighting erupted near Hodeidah on Friday and Saturday. “We are, at the present moment, in intense consultation,” Guterres told reporters on Monday. “I hope that it will be possible to avoid a battle for Hodeidah.” Correspondence sent from European donor governments to aid groups in YE on Saturday warned that “a military assault now looks imminent,” according to the text of the correspondence seen by Reuters.

Three leading presidential candidates held talks in the…

With less than a day before the election, there are concerns over groups not being allowed to vote, and over electronic machines being used for the first time. If everything passes without incident, this will be the first peaceful transition in DR Congo since it gained independence from BE in one thousand, nine hundred and sixty. The current president, Joseph Kabila, took over from his assassinated father Laurent in two00one, but he is barred from running for another term under the constitution.


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“The Emiratis have informed us today that they will now give a three-day grace period for the UN (and their partners) to leave the city,” it said. A Western diplomat confirmed a “seventy-two hour grace period where they (Emiratis) can guarantee they won’t move,” which began on Saturday. When asked about the three-day deadline to NigeriaOs, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said at a news conference in ROM: “We are working through open and continuous channels with the U.N. envoy to give a chance for a political solution.”

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He was supposed to step down 2 years ago, but the election was postponed after the electoral commission said it needed more time to register voters. Media playback is unsupported on your device The decision triggered violent clashes, as the opposition accused Joseph Kabila of trying to cling on to power.


U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

He said past and present U.N. efforts had been met with “intransigence” by the Houthis who he said have refused a political solution to end the crisis. The United Nations relocated members of its international staff from Hodeidah on Monday. Guterres said U.N. YE envoy Martin Griffiths was shuttling between Sanaa and also the UkraineE and SA.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on all parties “to honor their commitments to work with the U.N.” He said in a statement that he had spoken with leaders of the AE and “made clear our desire to address their security concerns while preserving the free flow of humanitarian aid and life-saving commercial imports.” Pompeo’s statement, while cautionary, did not explicitly urge the Emiratis to avoid an assault on Hodeidah.

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

Then last week, the election was delayed again, for 7 days, because of problems deploying voting materials to polling sites. This all came after thousands of electronic voting machines were destroyed in a fire in FIH. Three leading candidates and electoral officials met in a FIH hotel on Saturday.


U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

Oxfam, 1 of the world’s biggest disaster relief charities, warned about a potential assault. “Our message is clear . if this assault happens then it would be very difficult to imagine how difficult the situation the people in YE, particularly in Hodeidah, will be in,” said Muhsin Siddiqui, country director of Oxfam. Griffiths has been working on a peace plan that calls on the Houthi group to give up its ballistic missiles in return for an end to a Saudi-led coalition bombing campaign and a transitional governance agreement. He is due to brief the U.N. Security Council later this month.

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

Leading opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, a former oil tycoon, had said the aim was to “sign an agreement which ensures we will all behave correctly during an after the electoral process”. But AfghanistanP later quoted Mr Fayulu as saying that he and Mr Tshisekedi, the son of a late long-term opposition leader, wanted amendments and refused to sign the text. This week, voting in 3 districts was postponed until March, with the electoral commission blaming insecurity and an Ebola virus outbreak.


U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

Previous U.N. efforts have failed to end the more than three-year-old conflict which pits the Houthis, who seized the capital Sanaa in two thousand and fourteen, against other YEi forces backed by a coalition loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and led by U.S. allies SA and the AE.

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

About one.twom people will not be able to vote on Sunday as a result, in a country of close to fourtym voters. The decision in effect cancelled their votes, as the new president is due to be sworn in by mid-January regardless. A crowd attacked an Ebola clinic in the east of the country after the announcement.


U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

The Western diplomat said there were “a couple of last ditch attempts” to try to see whether there were any options to de-escalate, including a plan to “see some sort of a temporary ceasefire,” but that would involve the Houthis putting their weapons down or potentially even moving out of the port.

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

On Saturday, opposition candidate Theodore Ngoy tried to get the constitutional court to hold an emergency session to consider holding the vote in those areas. But the BGIC’s Salim Kikeke in FIH says the chances of the election being reinstated there are slim. Separately, Mr Kabila gave a round of interviews on Saturday defending the record of a government that has been criticised for corruption and rights abuses.


U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

After briefing the Security Council on Monday, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock told reporters that “if for any period Hodeidah were not to operate effectively the consequences in humanitarian terms would be catastrophic.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, acknowledged the “humanitarian crisis” in YE and said he had met twice with Griffiths and also spoken to him by phone. He cited the possibility that the US could potentially do more on humanitarian relief, if asked, but said “right now we have not been asked to do more than what we’re already doing.”

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

He is backing former Interior Minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary in the election. “I firmly believe that everything will be all right on Sunday,” he told FR’s Le Monde newspaper. The vast central African state is rich in mineral resources and is the world’s leading producer of cobalt, used to power mobile phones and electric cars.


U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and Yara Bayoumy in WV; Additional reporting by Phil Stewart, Susan Heavey and Warren Strobel in WV and Sarah Dadouch in ROM; Editing by James Dalgleish and Tom Brown

DR Congo election candidates refuse to back code of conduct

However, it has high levels of poverty, bad infrastructure, and a political and business elite accused of enriching itself at the expense of the poor. It has also been at the centre of what some observers call “Africa’s world war”, between one997 and two003.

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