Sunday, 21 April 2019

Lufthansa reports loss as fuel costs rise and overcapacity weighs

BERLIN Lufthansa reported an operating loss of 336 million euros ($380 million) for the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs...

Japan telco shares jump after Docomo announces smaller-than-feared price cuts

TOKYO Shares in Japan’s big telcos jumped on Tuesday after market leader NTT Docomo announced smaller-than-feared price cuts, alleviating concerns about a profit-dampening price war. NTT...

Foxconn’s Gou says may run for Taiwan president, step back from daily business

TAIPEI Foxconn’s Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday he is considering whether to run for Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, a day after Reuters reported the...

Crashed Japanese F-35 wreckage found in Pacific, pilot still missing

TOKYO Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, and are scouring...

World Cup increase to 48 teams at 2022 finals is 50/50 – FIFA

RIO DE JANEIRO The chances of FIFA increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50,...

For the ultimate ‘Game of Thrones’ fan: How to speak Valyrian

  NEW YORK American linguist David J. Peterson may have built up the unique and ancient languages for the television series “Game of Thrones” but when...

Apple adds Foxconn, chip suppliers to clean energy program

UNITED STATES Apple Inc said on Thursday it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers using only clean energy for production work, including two that...

More than 100 dismissed in Airbus compliance crackdown: sources

PARIS Airbus dismissed more than 100 people and issued more than 300 warnings for ethics or compliance reasons in 2018, two people familiar with the...

Facebook, Google defend efforts to remove hate speech before Congress

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google unit on Tuesday defended their efforts to remove hate speech from social media sites amid questions from lawmakers...

Indonesia, Malaysia send letter protesting EU palm oil curbs

  JAKARTA / BRUSSELS The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s two biggest palm oil producers, sent a letter of objection to the European...

How flawed software, high speed, other factors doomed an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

PARIS / SEATTLE / SINGAPORE Minutes after take-off, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX were caught in a bad situation. As soon as the...

Selling with the enemy: Why rival retailers embrace Amazon.com

MADRID / NEW YORK Chico’s FAS Inc warned in January that it would shutter at least 250 stores across its namesake brand, along with its...
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