UK government extends airports' drone-restriction zone

Flight Global | February 20, 2019

The exclusion zone will be introduced on 13 March, the government states, in the wake of the serious drone-related disruption to London Gatwick operations last December. It says the change will “better protect” the country’s airports from operators who misuse the unmanned aerial vehicles. The government adds that it intends to supplement this restriction with extended police powers, to stop and search people suspected of breaching the restrictions, with a new piece of legislation to be introduced “in due course”. Police would also be able to access, with a warrant, electronic data stored on a drone.

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Leo Varadkar, prime minister of Ireland, cuts a sharp contrast to President Trump. Three decades younger, openly gay and the biracial son of an Indian immigrant, he has pushed liberal policies at home and a “Global Ireland” multilateral approach abroad. Trump, on the other hand, claims “America First” as his slogan and has dubbed himself “Mr. Brexit.”

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Leo Varadkar, prime minister of Ireland, cuts a sharp contrast to President Trump. Three decades younger, openly gay and the biracial son of an Indian immigrant, he has pushed liberal policies at home and a “Global Ireland” multilateral approach abroad. Trump, on the other hand, claims “America First” as his slogan and has dubbed himself “Mr. Brexit.”

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