Russia: data retention laws to help industry develop

Implementation of Russia’s controversial package of anti-terrorism laws, obliging telecom and Internet operators to store metadata, content of users’ talks and correspondence, will give an additional impetus for development of the domestic industry, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said. “I positively see (the laws), because we will have a stimulus to develop our industries…

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Uzbekistan: Boeing 787 Dreamliner starts carrying out internal flights

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) has started executing regular flights on Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes from on September 5. According to the press service of the airline, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet will be used to carry out internal flights. Uzbekistan Havo Yollari will conduct flights on route Tashkent-Urgench-Tashkent and Tashkent-Nukus with the new airplane.…

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Turkey: Baku, Ankara and Ashgabat ink Trans-Caspian route declaration

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Turkmenistan have signed the Ashgabat declaration to create the Trans-Caspian transport corridor from Beijing to London, Turkey’s Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan reported. Arslan said the document was signed during the first meeting of transportation ministers of the three countries. The declaration was inked by Ahmet Arslan, Azerbaijani Deputy…

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