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The Latest: Flight departs UK to deliver virus aid to Africa

The Latest: Flight departs UK to deliver virus aid to Africa

Health
JOHANNESBURG — Britain's Royal Air Force says the first in a series of flights taking coronavirus aid to Africa has departed for Ghana with materials for a field hospital with capacity for nearly 100 people. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement that the U.K. is the first NATO ally to come forward with an aid flight after NATO agreed to support the United Nations’ appeal for airlift assistance. The pandemic and travel restrictions have severely affected flights to the African continent and the delivery of crucial cargo including medical supplies. The U.K. says up to five flights are needed to deliver the field hospital to Accra. Ghana has more than 15,000 confirmed virus cases. ——— ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has announced a record increase in fuel prices days before the en...
Fisher Investments outflows surpass $2.5 billion as Los Angeles pension departs

Fisher Investments outflows surpass $2.5 billion as Los Angeles pension departs

Finance
The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System voted on Thursday to fire Fisher Investments, pulling about $ 522 million from the money manager.The nine-member board of commissioners voted in favor of terminating the relationship with the Camas, Washington-based firm, following lewd comments Ken Fisher had made at an investment conference on Oct. 8.The Los Angeles pension has $ 24 billion in total assets.The board of commissioners said they had invited Fisher himself to speak at the meeting, which was webcast live, but he did not attend."The only explanation is that Mr. Fisher was unable to attend and had business in the office," Ray Ciranna, general manager of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System, wrote in an email to CNBC.In total, Fisher Investments has lost more than $ 2.5 bi...
Canada departs U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali

Canada departs U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali

Business
Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Canada announced the conclusion of its peacekeeping mission in Mali as over 200 soldiers prepared to return home. About 1,250 Canadian Armed Forces members were deployed during the year-long mission, known as Operation Presence-Mali. Their involvement in the ongoing United Nations-led mission included medical evacuation and logistic and transport capabilities. "The professionalism of Canadian Armed Forces members was on display throughout the past year in Mali," Lt. Gen. Mike Rouleau, commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, said at departure ceremonies on Sunday. "I am beyond impressed with the work our people have done to support peace operations in Africa." Canadian forces have been in Gao, Mali, since July 2018, and delivered 370,000 pounds of cargo during 4,000 ...
Oil tanker at centre of US power struggle departs Gibraltar

Oil tanker at centre of US power struggle departs Gibraltar

World
An Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar early last month left the British territory and was headed through the Mediterranean towards Greece on Monday.Tehran warned any attempt by the US to seize the Adrian Darya 1 again would be met with "heavy consequences". The vessel, previously known as the Grace 1, left anchorage off the British territory at around 11pm local time on Sunday, Refinitiv shipping data showed.The tanker slowly steered southeast toward a narrow stretch of international waters separating Morocco and the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.Its destination was not immediately clear, but tracking data suggested it was travelling in the direction of Kalamata in Greece. Advertisement ...
Navy's Abraham Lincoln CSG departs for COMPTUEX exercise

Navy's Abraham Lincoln CSG departs for COMPTUEX exercise

Business
Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The multi-ship Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group has departed Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for exercises ahead of deployment to Europe. The ABECSG left port on Friday for its composite training unit exercise, or COMPTUEX, a series of operations and scenarios meant to help the seven-vessel group achieve certification for deployment, the Navy said in a statement on Monday. The group, referred to as ABECSG, is comprised of its flagship, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, as well as Carrier Air Wing 7, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, and ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron 2, which include the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Bainbridge, USS Gonzalez, USS Mason and USS Nitze. COMPTUEX is a certification exer...