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Europe’s Busiest Airport, London Heathrow, to Expand to Attract More Visitors

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London – Europe’s busiest airport, London Heathrow, is expected to undergo an expansion in order to attract more number of visitors. The plan is to construct the third runway which is required to attract traffic by competing with its rivals. Though there were attempts by many environmental groups, namely Friends of the Earth and London Mayor Sadiq Khan to oppose the construction of its third runway, following the approval of the plan by the UK government, the judges rejected the petitions of the environmental groups to block the expansion of the airport.

Hearing the allegations of the opponents regarding the violation of the U.K’s climate change policy and Paris climate accord, the judges said that the agreement does not conform to the UK law. The judges said that the approval of expansion is more concerned with the legal ground instead of the merits of the government policy.

Virgin Atlantic, the airlines which involves more percentage of takeoff and landing spots, supports the construction of the third runway at London Heathrow. It aims to become the UK’s second flag carrier with the expansion. The expansion of the airport has been delayed for many decades due to the concerns regarding extra aircraft noise, increased pollution, destruction of homes and adverse impact on roads. However, the officials said that the construction is going to begin by 2021 with the opening of a new landing strip in 2026. This would shift the annual capacity of travelers to 135 million. Also, it will boost London Airport Transfer’s service on a large scale. With this, services like airporttransfersonline.co.uk, which has been popular for transfer in London and other nearby areas, will be benefitted on a large scale.

The UK parliament gave approval to the construction of the runway as part of its national policy. Since many years, the airport operator has been struggling to build the new runway to increase the capacity of flights. Now, it will be possible for them to expand London Heathrow for getting more traffic.

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Russian Lawmakers Plan to Restrict the Email Access Using Telephone Verification

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Russian lawmakers have proposed to make it mandatory for internet users to verify their identity with phone numbers before gaining access to email. The State Duma has already made such a rule that put the same restrictions on the use of all instant messengers. The team of lawmakers led by senators Andrey Klishah and Alexander Bashkin, have also proposed to make it mandatory for email services to block messages containing any information that is banned in Russia. This action needs to take place within 24 hours from the time the state authorities notify of the issue.

The draft law’s explanatory note claims, “The adoption of this legislation will significantly reduce the number of false terrorist messages distributed through email services, create the legal conditions for bringing criminals to justice, and reduce the economic damage from such communications.”

The new email verification law will stop cyber crimes in the country and will provide hassle-free Internet service to Russians. Russia’s RuNet isolation law was also passed earlier this year. Senates Klisha and Bashkin were the co-authors of this law. The legislation is now allowing Russia’s federal authorities to command and take control over Russia’s Internet exchange points with the outside world. Russia can not create an infrastructure with the help of this theoretical law to make the country’s internet operate in isolation from the rest of the world. Russia government’s official censor, Roskomnadzor is authorized for running sustainable and safe internet services in the country.

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