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Airbus Helicopters signs order from Royal Thai Air Force

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:35
Airbus said on Wednesday its Airbus Helicopters unit had signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force.

SoftBank profit wiped out by Vision Fund losses, second fund scaled back

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:26
Quarterly profit at SoftBank Group Corp was almost wiped out as the Japanese technology giant was hit for a second straight quarter by losses at its US$100 billion Vision Fund.

Pope dismisses proposal to ordain married men as priests in Amazon

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:20
Pope Francis, in one of the most significant decisions of his papacy, on Wednesday dismissed a proposal that older married men be ordained in the Amazon region to ease an acute scarcity of priests.

Sembcorp to install more than 20,000 solar panels for SIA facilities

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:20
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have signed a power purchase agreement with Sembcorp Solar to install and operate more than 20,000 rooftop solar panels. The solar panels will help to power onsite operations at various locations, with surplus power generated ...

Rights groups want swift hand over of Sudan's Bashir to ICC

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:17
Rights groups pushed Wednesday for the swift handover of Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court after Sudan's new authorities pledged to bring the ousted strongman to justice for alleged war crimes in Darfur.

Drivers await big chill at too-warm Sweden motor rally

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:11
As defending champion Ott Tanak tries to get his challenge back on the road in Rally Sweden this week, he will be hoping the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Uzbekistan sends protective equipment to coronavirus-hit China

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:10
TASHKENT: Uzbekistan is sending 40 tonnes of protective suits, masks and gloves to virus-hit China, the Central Asian nation's government said on Wednesday (Feb 12), as a fully loaded military cargo plane departed Tashkent. Uzbekistan's government has stopped all regular flights to China, its ...

Mass shooting puts Thai army officers' side deals under scrutiny

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:10
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand: A Thai soldier's killing of 29 people in a rage over a housing deal involving his superior officer has brought attention to the business dealings of army personnel in a country that just emerged from direct military rule. Thailand's army chief has promised to ...

Grab to pilot service offering round-the-clock rides home for healthcare professionals

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:00
SINGAPORE: Ride-hailing operator Grab announced on Wednesday (Feb 12) that it would begin rolling out a new service that offers dedicated 24-hour service for healthcare professionals travelling from work. The service, called GrabCare, will begin its pilot on Friday for healthcare professionals ...

Erdogan threatens Damascus, slams Moscow over Idlib 'massacre'

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:59
Turkey will strike Syrian regime forces "everywhere" if its soldiers come under renewed attack, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday, while also accusing Damascus ally Russia of committing "massacres" in Idlib.

Japan mother, son nabbed for 3,250 hotel cancellations: Media

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:50
TOKYO: Japanese police have arrested a mother-and-son duo for allegedly making more than 3,200 no-show hotel cancellations, costing the hotels US$1 million while collecting reward points worth US$22,000, reports said Wednesday (Feb 12). Police in the western region of Kyoto confirmed to AFP on ...

Exclusive: Thyssenkrupp-Kone merger would trigger litigation war - Schindler

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:45
Switzerland's Schindler will embark on an all-out legal antitrust offensive if Thyssenkrupp selects Finland's Kone as the buyer of its elevator division, board member Alfred Schindler told Reuters.