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Flying over the Alps
Flying over the Alps
Ghislaine Bloch

VISP — A startup from the Swiss canton of Valais has developed a smartphone app that enables users to book seats in helicopters, private planes or even business jets.

Swiss and Austrian companies, including Air Glaciers, Air Zermatt, Swiss Helicopter, Mountainflyers, Heli-West, Heli-Bernina and Heli-Austria are already offering more than 100 flights through the app, called MyAirSeat and available for free on Apple's App Store and the Google Play store.

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Venezuela-Iran: Maduro And The Axios Of Chaos In The Americas

With the complicity of leftist rulers in Venezuela, Bolivia and even Argentina, Iran's sanction-ridden regime is spreading its tentacles in South America, and could even undermine democracies.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro visiting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, Iran on June 11. Venezuela is one of Iran's closest allies, and both are subject to tough U.S. sanctions.

Julio Borges

-Analysis-

CARACAS —The dangers posed by Venezuela's relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran is something we've warned about before. Though not new, the dangers have changed considerably in recent years.

They began under Venezuela's late leader, Hugo Chávez , when he decided to turn his back on the West and move closer to countries outside our geopolitical sphere. In 2005, Chávez and Iran's then president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, signed collaborative agreements in areas beyond the economy, with goals that included challenging the West and spreading Iran's presence in Latin America.

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