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Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:35
The world's biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies on Wednesday, while chilling details emerged of an Indonesian crash with similarities to the Ethiopian disaster.

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honored in death

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:35
The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew.

Exclusive: Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' frantic search for fix - sources

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:34
The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189 people on board, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

U.N. Court sentences Karadzic to life in prison on appeal

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:28
U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic to life in prison for genocide.

Wall Street drops after weak FedEx outlook; Fed on tap

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:20
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after economic bellwether FedEx issued a downbeat profit outlook and as investors waited for more clarity on the Federal Reserve's interest rate forecasts for the rest of the year.

Trump calls top aide Kellyanne Conway's spouse 'husband from hell' in Twitter brawl

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:19
U.S. President Donald Trump, not one to shy away from a Twitter fight, intensified an online battle with senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway's husband on Wednesday, calling George Conway a "husband from hell."

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:18
Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in only two years.

Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped by Mozambique cyclone

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:15
Aid workers scrambled to save hundreds trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:11
More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets have been grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes in the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed nearly 350 people.

Brexit delayed? PM May requests three-month extension, EU pushes back

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:09
Prime Minister Theresa May asked for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday to buy time to get her twice-rejected divorce deal though parliament, but the request faced immediate resistance from the European Commission.

Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny of 737 MAX after crashes

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:08
Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people.

Disney closes $71 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox's assets

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:05
Walt Disney Co closed its $71 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's film and television assets on Wednesday, giving its upcoming streaming service a range of popular content as it takes on Netflix Inc.

Get your natural gas in Texas for a dime, prices fall to record low

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:53
Next-day natural gas prices for Wednesday at the Waha hub in West Texas plunged to a record low due to an equipment failure in New Mexico that stranded gas in the Permian basin.

France takes note of May's decision to send Brexit deal to new vote

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:49
A senior official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Wednesday that France took note of British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to send the Brexit divorce deal to a third vote in parliament.

Asked if long Brexit delay would make PM May resign, spokesman says way forward is clear

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:40
British Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a clear signal about what she believes is the correct way ahead on Brexit, her political spokesman said when asked if she could resign if the country's EU exit is delayed for longer than she wishes.

Open that door? Netflix explores choose-your-own horror, romance

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:35
A Netflix Inc experiment that began with viewers picking a movie character's breakfast cereal may expand to letting the audience choose the best on-screen date or the safest path to escape an ax murderer.

Berlin welcomes British PM's clear request for Brexit extension

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:35
The German government welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May's clear request for a three-month extension of the Brexit deadline beyond March 29, a spokesman said in Berlin on Wednesday.

Granting Brexit delay to May is not automatic, says France

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:24
France said on Wednesday that the European Union would not automatically grant a delay to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who had earlier asked for a short extension to the Brexit negotiation period.

Agreement on Brexit extension may happen next week: Spain

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:23
Spain's foreign minister said on Wednesday an agreement by the European Union to extend Brexit may only happen next week, just before March 29, when Britain is due to leave the bloc.

Oil majors rush to dominate U.S. shale as independents scale back

News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 08:18
In New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Exxon Mobil Corp is building a massive shale oil project that its executives boast will allow it to ride out the industry's notorious boom-and-bust cycles.