Monday, 21 January 2019

Ryanair strike hits 55,000 passengers across Europe

DUBLIN/BERLIN Ryanair endured its worst one-day strike today after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travelers...

Jack Ma says US-China trade war ends 1 million US jobs promise

BENGALURU Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to...

China to penalise US$60 billion of US imports but reduce amount of tariffs it...

BEIJING China will levy tariffs on about US$60 billion worth of US goods in retaliation for the latest round of US tariffs on Chinese...

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator dies at age 57

LOS ANGELES “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Stephen Hillenburg, who brought the zany cartoon marine underworld of Bikini Bottom to television, the movies and the stage, has...

Bitcoin gains 6 percent as it heads for best day since July

LONDON Bitcoin bounced more than 6 percent on Wednesday, climbing above $4,000 and heading for its biggest daily jump since July as it clawed back...

Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands – U.S. government sources

WASHINGTON China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could...

Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers

BENGALURU/NEW YORK/BOSTON Tesla Inc’s board named a special committee of three directors yesterday to decide what to do about Chief Executive Elon Musk’s potential offer...

Fifty years on, China ramps up ‘ping-pong diplomacy’ in South Pacific

PORT MORESBY Inside a Chinese-funded facility perched on a steep hill overlooking Port Moresby’s sparkling harbor, Papua New Guinea’s best table tennis players are honing...

Global regulators start monitoring crypto assets

LONDON Global regulators have published a framework for "vigilantly" monitoring risks from crypto assets like bitcoin and ether, even though they don't pose a major...

YouTube to launch music streaming service next week 

Google’s YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap...

New Airbus chief says challenging to meet delivery goals 

TOULOUSE Airbus faces an unprecedented challenge in ramping up production to meet 2018 delivery targets following engine delays and must eventually overhaul an outdated manufacturing...

Stars arrive at Golden Globes expected to crown Lady Gaga

LOS ANGELES Amy Adams, Glenn Close and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh walked the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday ahead of the annual...
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