MIAMI (AP) — The first big test of whether privately owned high-speed passenger train service can prosper in the United States will launch Friday when Florida's Brightline begins running trains between Miami and Orlando, reaching speeds of 125 mph (200 kph). It's a $5 billion bet Brightline's owner, Fortress Investment Group, is making, believing that eventually 8 million people annually will take the 3.5-hour, 235-mile (378-kilometer) trip between the state's biggest tourist hubs — about 30 min
When I stayed for a couple of nights at Passalacqua last October, not long after it had opened, I arrived at the hotel very late in the evening. By that time, it was pitch black and I could make out little of the property. Most guests had already retired to their rooms, and after a swift check-in, I was accompanied to my suite. I was asleep in minutes, tucked under silky-soft sheets. Little did I know what awaited the following morning.
Dozens of new locations have been added to Unesco’s ever-expanding list of World Heritage Sites, including an infamous detention centre in Buenos Aires, four memorials of the Rwandan Genocide, and a host of First World War cemeteries.
The Canadian government has amassed both human and signals intelligence in a months-long investigation of a Sikh activist's death that has inflamed relations with India, sources tell CBC News.That intelligence includes communications involving Indian officials themselves, including Indian diplomats present in Canada, say Canadian government sources.The intelligence did not come solely from Canada. Some was provided by an unnamed ally in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.In a diplomatic crisis
Polish prime minister, Matesuz Morawiecki, has declared that his country is “no longer transferring weapons to Ukraine”. Instead, it will be focusing on “arming Poland with more modern weapons”. As explosive as the announcement is, it is unlikely to change the situation in Ukraine in the short term.
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