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Apple partners with Goldman to add a credit card to Wallet

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Monday it will launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs Group Inc this summer that will be synched with iPhone users’ Apple Wallet and can be used to buy Apple products at a discount. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks during an Apple special event at the Read More

Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

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ADDIS ABABA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators this week on software and training updates for its 737 MAX aircraft, as Ethiopian Airlines expressed confidence in the planemaker despite a recent crash. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Read More

Eni, CNR create RandD partnership for energy sector decarbonization

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3/24/2019 Photo: Arctic Ocean. LECCE, Italy — Massimo Inguscio, president of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), and Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, following their meeting held last May, have signed a Joint Research Agreement (JRA), to set up four linked research centers in southern Italy. Also, in attendance were Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Minister for Read More

Ethiopian Airlines defends its Boeing planes after deadly crash

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines has rejected media reports that optional equipment for Boeing 737 MAX planes was critical for safety aboard a flight that crashed this month. FILE PHOTO: Candle flames burn during a commemoration ceremony for the victims at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Read More

China refuses to concede on U.S. demands to ease curbs on tech firms: FT

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – Ahead of fresh high-level trade talks this week, China is not conceding to U.S. demands to Read More

Italy signs massive deal with China despite cautions from France and Germany

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Italy became the first G7 nation to sign up for Beijing’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative. The deal was struck amid warnings from Rome’s EU partners against negotiating with China alone. The memorandum of understanding was signed during Chinese leader’s Xi Jinping three-day trip to Rome. The nations also struck additional deals, including in the Read More

‘Like Netanyahu’s spokesman’: What is behind Trump’s call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

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Washington seems to be eager to once again blatantly violate international law, only to allegedly rig polls in another state in favor of one man – the Israeli prime minister, analysts believe. US President Donald Trump has once again baffled the world with a tweet – this time by calling on the US to “fully Read More

Trump chosen by God as savior of Jewish people? Pompeo thinks it’s ‘certainly possible’

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Trump may be God’s chosen one to save the Jewish people from “the Iranian menace,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in a baffling interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. Specifically, the interviewer asked Pompeo if Trump could be a modern day version of the biblical character Esther, a beautiful woman chosen to be married Read More

Tanzania to start talks for $30 billion LNG project

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By Ken Karuri on 3/22/2019 DODOMA (Bloomberg) — Tanzania plans to negotiate terms for developing a $30 billion liquefied natural gas project with companies between April and September, the Energy Ministry said. The talks are aimed at reaching a so-called Host Government Agreement, the pact that governs the rights and obligations of parties with respect Read More

Biogen scraps two Alzheimer drug trials, wipes $18 billion from market value

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CHICAGO/TOKYO (Reuters) – Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd are ending two late-stage trials of their experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab, a major setback in the quest to find a treatment for the mind-wasting disease and a blow to Biogen, which lost more than $18 billion of its value on Thursday. Experts had seen Read More