Saturday, 17 March 2018


California to allow self-driving cars on road

Driverless cars

CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of California, where ...

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Norway’s 2018 inflation seen at 2 pct


OSLO: Norwegian inflation is forecast to accelerate in 2018 to 2.0 percent for the year from 1.8 percent in 2017, a publicly appointed commission said on Monday, pointing to higher wage growth in the coming year. With members from labour unions, employers’ federations and Statistics Norway, the commission is a ...

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Google launched its own job search engine


MOUNTAIN VIEW: Google’s mission is to steer people to the information they need in their daily lives. One crucial area the Internet giant says could use some work: Jobs. So Google is launching a new initiative, Google for Jobs, that includes a feature in search that collects and organizes millions ...

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Lidl recall Easter eggs over labelling fears


LONDON: Lidl has issued a recall for one of its Easter egg products over fears of “unsafe” labelling. The supermarket giant has ordered the removal of Favorina Dip chocolate eggs, because the labels don’t list allergens in English. The German discount chain ordered the removal of the eggs with a best ...

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Trump announces tough North Korea sanctions, China protests

shipping companies

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China has protested against Washington’s decision to impose sanctions against Chinese companies accused of conducting illicit economic deals with North Korea, the foreign ministry said. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced measures targeting more than 50 North Korea-linked shipping companies, vessels and trade businesses, hailing the package as ...

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China unveils hypersonic jet: Reach London in just minutes

China unveils plans for hypersonic jet

LONDON: A hypersonic plane design has been revealed by Chinese researchers that can take passengers and cargo from Beijing to New York in just two hours. Yes, which means it will be one-seventh of the time that presently it takes to travel from Beijing to NewYork on a plane. Cui ...

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Toys R Us faces bankruptcy

Toys R Us

LONDON: Toys R Us UK could go into administration as early as next week, with around 3,200 jobs under threat. Directors from the struggling toy store chain are expected to make the move on Tuesday after failing to find a buyer. The toy company has already notified the Pension Protection ...

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RBS posts first annual net profit in a decade


MANCHESTER: Royal Bank of Scotland has today reported its first full-year profit since 2007. But the symbolic moment was bitter-sweet for the bank which had hoped to get a multi billion-dollar misconduct charge out of the way instead. The bank’s £752m profit beat a company-provided average of analyst forecasts for ...

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European stock markets slide at open

European stock markets

LONDON: European stock markets slid at the start of trading on Thursday after large drops in Asia and on Wall Street, as investors predict a series of US interest rate rises. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index shed 0.5 percent to 7,243.32 points compared with the close on Wednesday, as traders ...

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London Stansted tansted applies to grow passenger limit


LONDON Stansted is looking to extend its annual passenger limit from 35 million passengers a year to 43 million. It has put in a planning application to Uttlesford District Council this week following extensive consultation with local communities. The application looks to use the existing single runway over the next ...

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