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India to buy Russian rocket engines for its space program

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New Delhi has plans to purchase rocket engines from Moscow for its growing national space program, Russia’s deputy prime minister said. The announcement follows the successful launch of a new Indian expedition to the Moon. Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters in New Delhi on Monday about the planned rocket sales, and recognized India’s Read More

India successfully launches Chandrayaan 2 rover mission to Moon’s South Pole

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India’s space agency has successfully launched a lunar mission after the first was rescheduled due to a technical glitch. It is set to land on the Moon’s South Pole in the hope of making some groundbreaking discoveries. Chandrayaan-2 lifted off on Monday at the Satish Dhawan Space Center, located several miles inland from the Bay Read More

Hyundai Motor logs biggest profit gain in seven years on currency, new models

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) on Monday posted its steepest quarterly net profit gain in over seven years, as a weaker local currency helped lift U.S. income, while new models boosted domestic sales. FILE PHOTO: The Hyundai logo is seen during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Read More

UK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission

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By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent, in Mali The UK is to send 250 troops to Mali in the biggest peace-keeping deployment since Bosnia and potentially the most dangerous mission for British forces since Afghanistan. The soldiers will form a long-range reconnaissance task group, specifically chosen for their ability to operate in small teams Read More

‘Stronger than ever’: India set to launch rescheduled Moon mission

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India will attempt to send its spacecraft to the Moon on Monday after it was forced to cancel last week’s scheduled launch at the last minute. The Chandrayaan 2 is now due to launch at 2:43pm local time (9:13am GMT) on Monday. The first scheduled launch was due to take off on July 15 but Read More

Billionaire seeks to replace 40% of Occidental’s board of directors

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7/19/2019 HOUSTON – Carl Icahn formally asked Occidental Petroleum Corp. investors to help him replace four of the company’s 10 directors and potentially push for a sale. Icahn and Occidental Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub spoke three times in the last six weeks both by phone and in person to discuss his ideas about corporate Read More

Strong earthquake in Athens sends people running out into streets

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A strong earthquake has struck Athens, causing people to run out into the streets of the Greek capital and causing minor injuries. The quake was initially measured at magnitude 5.1 by the Athens Institute of Geodynamics, but the US Geological Survey gave it a higher preliminary reading of 5.3. It hit at 2.13pm local time Read More

World’s longest electric road trip ends in New Zealand

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Dutchman Wiebe Wakker holds a charging cable as he poses with his electric vehicle, the Blue Bandit, after travelling 34 countries to reach Bluff, New Zealand’s most southern tip, in this handout photo released July 19, 2019. Wiebe Wakker/Handout via REUTERS WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A Dutch sustainability advocate completed the longest ever journey in an Read More

BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) has named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, hoping the “decisive” company lifer will help the automaker regain its edge in electric cars and win back the premium market lead lost to Mercedes-Benz under his consensus-seeking predecessor. FILE PHOTO: Oliver Zipse, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the Read More