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Boeing to update 737 MAX anti-stall software with three proposed fixes

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 01:00
SINGAPORE: Boeing on Wednesday (Mar 27) announced plans to update the anti-stall system on the 737 MAX aircraft, which has been grounded in response to an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board. The Nairobi-bound plane was the same type as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that ...

Facebook bans white nationalism and separatism on its platforms

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:31
Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on its social media platforms, furthering its efforts to tackle hate speech.

New Jersey jury clears J&J of liability in latest talc cancer trial

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:25
A New Jersey jury has cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a lawsuit by a man who alleged the company's talc-based products, including baby powder, caused his mesothelioma.

Hero French pilot in Entebbe hijack dies aged 95

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:20
NICE, France: A French pilot hailed for bravery during a hijacking drama targeting Jews on an Air France flight in 1976 has died aged 95, his son told AFP on Wednesday (Mar 27). Michel Bacos was flying from Tel Aviv to Paris when Palestinian and German radicals hijacked the aircraft which was ...

Saudi Aramco buying US$69b stake in chemicals giant SABIC

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:12
RIYADH: Saudi state oil giant Aramco said on Wednesday (Mar 27) it is buying a 70 per cent stake in petrochemicals behemoth SABIC, in a deal worth US$69.1 billion. "Saudi Aramco today announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70% majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries ...

Sterling holds above US$1.32 with all eyes on Brexit drama

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 00:10
LONDON: The British pound rose to hold well above US$1.32 on Wednesday (Mar 27) and also posted gains against the euro as investors eyed receding no-deal risks on another day of high drama in the long-running Brexit saga. A budding recovery in Europe's stock markets was cut short abruptly when ...

Trump tells Russia 'to get out' of Venezuela

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:59
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump demanded on Wednesday (Mar 27) that Russia drop support for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro after Moscow deployed troops and equipment to bolster the hard-left government. "Russia has to get out," Trump said at the White House alongside Fabiana Rosales, wife ...

North Korea activity incompatible with denuclearisation: US commander

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:54
WASHINGTON: North Korean military activities are incompatible with denuclearisation, which the United States is demanding as a condition for lifting sanctions, the commander of US forces in South Korea said on Wednesday (Mar 27). "Despite a reduction in tensions along the demilitarized zone and a ...

Football: Bayern Munich sign defender Hernandez from Atletico Madrid

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:44
BERLIN: Bayern Munich on Wednesday (Mar 27) signed defender Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid from next season in a move worth €80 million (£68.10 million), the German champions said. The 23-year-old defender, who was part of the 2018 World Cup-winning French team, is expected to bolster the ...

JP Morgan gender pay gap in UK falls slightly to 34 percent in 2018

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:41
JP Morgan's mean gender pay gap in Britain dropped slightly to 34.4 percent in 2018, from 35.7 percent a year earlier, an internal memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows.

Soybean exports help to shrink US trade deficit in January

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:17
WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit narrowed by the most in 10 months in January likely as China boosted purchases of soybeans, leading to a rebound in exports after three straight monthly declines. The better-than-expected improvement in the trade deficit reported by the Commerce Department on ...

Amid ruined lives, Mozambique's cyclone survivors face cholera, diarrhea

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:06
BEIRA, Mozambique: Dozens of fragile patients poured into a clinic in the wrecked Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, as the government said it had confirmed the first five cases of cholera in the wake of deadly Cyclone Idai. Thousands of people were trapped for more than a week in ...

Moyes interested in Scotland job but would prefer club management

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:01
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has declared his interest in the Scotland job but said his preference is a return to club management.

Huddersfield on brink of matching unwanted relegation record

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 23:01
Huddersfield Town's woeful season could reach its nadir this weekend when defeat by Crystal Palace combined with results elsewhere will mean they equal an unwanted record.

England's players' union chief Taylor to stand down

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:56
Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) which represents players in England and Wales, will step down after a review of the organisation's governance.

Wildfires blaze across unseasonably hot, dry Portugal

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:48
Hundreds of Portuguese firefighters struggled on Wednesday to contain wildfires which erupted far earlier in the season than usual because of unexpectedly hot and windy weather.

Pompeo says US Mideast plan to discard old 'parameters'

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:44
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested Wednesday that an upcoming US peace plan would break with longstanding understandings on issues such as Jerusalem and Israeli settlements, saying the old approach had failed.