Australia in Talks With Japan, South Korea on Reopening Travel

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Australia has held discussions over plans to reopen international travel with nations including Japan, South Korea and Singapore, though remains cautious over easing measures to combat Covid-19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Talks in the past week have also included some South Pacific nations and would build on an existing agreement to allow New Zealanders to visit parts of the country without having to undergo quarantine, Morrison

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Australia in Travel Talks With Japan, Korea as Coronavirus Cases Ease | World News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and South Pacific nations on reopening travel as coronavirus infections ease, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

Australia shut its borders in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and is looking to revive tourism to help pull the country out of its first recession in nearly three decades.

While Australia has managed to contain

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Australia in talks over quarantine-free travel

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Australia is looking to bring in quarantine-free travel for several nations with low Covid-19 figures

Australia’s government says it is in talks with several nations about quarantine-free travel, but warns that Europe and the US will not be on the list.

The first agreement would be with New Zealand, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Other nations that could follow suit are Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Pacific Island nations.


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Exclusive: Boeing in Talks With Alaska Airlines for Potential 737 MAX Order – Sources | Investing News

By Eric M. Johnson and Tracy Rucinski

SEATTLE/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Boeing Co

is in discussions to sell 737 MAX jets to Alaska Airlines once the plane returns to service following a lengthy grounding, three people familiar with the matter said.

The talks are part of a series of negotiations between Boeing and several airlines over jet orders or compensation after the 737 MAX was banned worldwide following two fatal crashes.

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Airlines, Travel Groups Warn Of More Job Cuts As COVID-19 Aid Talks Stall

With about 40,000 workers furloughed in recent days, airlines and their employee unions are pleading with Congress and the White House to pass an extension of federal payroll support for the industry.

The labor and industry groups sent congressional leaders a letter on Wednesday urging them to pass legislation that would provide an additional $25 billion in direct payroll grants to airlines, allowing them to keep paying employees through next

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Airlines, Travel Groups Warn Of More Job Cuts As COVID Aid Talks Stall

With about 40,000 workers furloughed in recent days, airlines and their employee unions are pleading with Congress and the White House to pass an extension of federal payroll support for the industry.

The labor and industry groups sent Congressional leaders a letter on Wednesday urging them to pass legislation that would provide an additional $25 billion in direct payroll grants to airlines, allowing them to keep paying employees through next

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Trump ends stimulus talks and sows airline payroll support confusion

  • Hours after President Trump tweeted that he would suspend pandemic stimulus negotiations until after the election, the president and his administration appeared to reverse course, sowing confusion among politicians and workers.
  • Left in the balance: millions of Americans who have lost their jobs, including more than 32,000 airline workers.
  • As negotiations break down over a larger stimulus package, a standalone airline package could be the next attempt.
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California suffers harsh budget blow as Trump ends stimulus talks

SACRAMENTO — The big state budget bet that California officials made this summer appears to have gone bust after President Trump declared Tuesday he was ending talks with congressional Democrats on another coronavirus stimulus bill before the election.

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Coronavirus: Airline workers face mass layoffs as aid talks stall

The jobs could be restored if Congress and the White House can come together on an aid package to help the struggling industry.

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with

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Airlines Gain as Trump Pledges Aid Despite Ending Stimulus Talks

Shares of major U.S. airlines gained on Wednesday, reversing some of Tuesday’s declines, after President Donald Trump said he would approve an “alternative” stimulus package that should include another $25 billion in aid.

Shares of American Airlines  (AAL) – Get Report, Delta Air Lines  (DAL) – Get Report, United Airlines  (UAL) – Get Report, Southwest  (LUV) – Get Report

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Trump calls off aid talks, Biden says president ‘turned his back’ on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, still being treated for COVID-19, abruptly ended talks with Democrats on an economic aid package on Tuesday, drawing criticism from presidential rival Joe Biden that he was abandoning Americans in the midst of a pandemic.

Trump’s tweet breaking off talks for a new round of stimulus spooked Wall Street, sending stocks down as much as 2% from their

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Rick Steves Talks Campaigning For Cannabis, Getting High In The Dark And The Future Of Travel

For one of the world’s foremost frequent travelers, a journal entry written years ago eerily reads, “I’d like to be quarantined from reality.” Rick Steves’ private “High Notes” — an ongoing diary he’s kept for the past four decades — is dedicated to what his mind ponders while high. 

You may be surprised to learn that cannabis is a personal pursuit

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United, American To Cut More Than 32,000 Jobs After Relief Package Talks Fail


  • American to furlough 19,000 workers, United to cut 13,000 jobs 
  • Both airlines prepared to recall workers if a deal is reached
  • Airlines would receive $25 billion as pay support in new relief package

More than 32,000 employees from United Airlines and American Airlines will be furloughed from Thursday as talks in Washington about a new coronavirus relief package failed.

American will furlough 19,000 workers, 14% of its pre-COVID19

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Norwegian Air in talks over potential nationalisation

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Norway’s government is considering taking a stake in Norwegian Air in a step that would see the embattled carrier temporarily nationalised.

The airline’s bosses have been meeting with government officials over the last week, the Telegraph first reported.

Read more: Norwegian Air says it needs more cash as losses mount

The meetings come after Norwegian’s chief executive said that the budget flier would need an

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Talks underway for user pays managed isolation hotels for skilled workers | 1 NEWS

Work is going on behind the scenes to progress plans for privately run pay-as-you go managed isolation hotels, with Auckland’s economic development agency taking the lead.

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development wants to take a proposal to policymakers after the general election.

By Amy Williams of

Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is in talks with government officials about opening up the border to critical

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Pelosi Talks to Airline CEOs, Says Aid Should Be Part of Package

(Bloomberg) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with airline and aviation union officials on Friday and said she believes there is bipartisan support for aid to the industry but only as part of a broader stimulus.

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That approach is at odds with the White House, which yesterday expressed support for a narrow bill to avert thousands of layoffs when a prohibition on job cuts in the

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Dow Futures Dip, Tracking Coronavirus Surge, Stimulus Talks

The Friday Market Minute

  • Global stocks mixed as surging coronavirus infections threaten recovery while U.S. lawmakers flirt with a fresh stimulus effort before the election break.
  • U.S. coronavirus infections top 7 million, with record daily increases in France, as the autumn resurgence worries heath officials and political leaders around the world.
  • Congressional Democrats craft a $2.2 trillion stimulus package, and plan a vote next week, but remain far apart from
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K-State Wildcats football: Chris Klieman talks OU bus trip

Chris Klieman is beginning to speak confidently about Kansas State’s odds of playing Oklahoma as originally scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

During his weekly radio show on Thursday, Klieman said the Wildcats were gearing up for a Friday departure to Norman after finishing up what he described as an encouraging week of practice.

Unlike earlier in the week, when he expressed some doubt about K-State

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CDC Doctor Talks Travel Tips Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As we approach Labor Day Weekend and summer’s last hurrah, many people are once again confronted with the perils of vacationing during a pandemic and the inherent risks that come with travel these days.

a piece of luggage: Traveling international during the coronavirus pandemic

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Traveling international during the coronavirus pandemic

TravelPulse spoke one on one with Dr. Kristina Angelo in the CDC’s Travelers’ Health Branch to find out what types of travel are safe, if any,

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Singapore and Thailand agree to speed up talks on essential business travel through reciprocal green lane, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore and Thailand have agreed to speed up discussions on setting up a reciprocal green lane for essential business travel between them, said Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The two Asean nations also had productive talks on strengthening the resilience of supply chains and connectivity networks during the meeting done via video-conferencing, added the ministry in its statement.

Held on Wednesday, the discussion during

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