Boeing's new CEO orders rethink on key jetliner project

Published On: January 23, 2020 01:34 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON/CHICAGO, Jan 23: Boeing Co’s (BA.N) new chief executive has sent the aerospace giant back to the drawing board on proposals for a new mid-market aircraft, effectively shelving in their current form plans worth $15 billion-$20 billion that had been overtaken by the 737 MAX crisis.

WASHINGTON, Jan 23: The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump’s impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of arguments in the landmark trial.

China locks down city of 11 million at epicenter of virus outbreak

Published On: January 23, 2020 12:59 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Jan 23: China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.

MOSCOW, Jan 22: Russia is working to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus strain in China, Rospotrebnadzor, the country’s consumer safety regulator said on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported.

BAGHDAD, Jan 22: Iraqi President Barham Salih met U.S. President Donald Trump in Davos on Wednesday and discussed reducing foreign troops in the country, the Iraqi presidency said, after Washington spurned an Iraqi request earlier this month to pull out its troops.

MOSCOW, Jan 22: The biggest swimming pool in Russia’s Muslim-majority North Caucasus region has banned women, prompting anger from rights activists and others who have accused the sports complex of discrimination.

NEW DELHI, Jan 22:  India’s top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths.

Pandemic fears grow as China virus toll rises to nine

Published On: January 22, 2020 03:46 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 22: The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.

SAN FRANCISCO/CAIRO, Jan 22: Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a person familiar with the matter said.

Jan 22: Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak.