British Airways calls on UK to tackle long airport queues

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:48 PM NPT By: Reuters

EDINBURGH, August 27: British Airways (BA) has called on UK border authorities to address “serious inefficiencies” causing long delays at airport immigration controls ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union.

Yellen to Trump: Don’t expect a flip-flop on financial reforms

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:42 PM NPT By: Reuters

JACKSON HOLE,  August 27: Janet Yellen delivered a message to President Donald Trump on Friday, making it clear that if he re-nominates her as Federal Reserve chair she will not turn her back on the raft of US financial reforms that Republicans want to roll back.

Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant raises environmental worries

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:39 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE, August 27: Foxconn Technology Group is being enticed to come to Wisconsin with numerous regulatory waivers, raising concerns from environmentalists who are wary of the company’s reputation in China, where it has been accused of polluting rivers.

Chinese man supplied rare, malicious malware: FBI

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:36 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, August 27: A Chinese man has been charged in California with distributing a type of computer malware that has been linked to attacks on US businesses and to the theft of personnel records of millions of US government employees, authorities said.

Stimulus in downturns is safe even when debt is high: Researchers

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:33 PM NPT By: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO, August 27: Government spending in a recession can boost a country’s economy without permanently bloating its public debt, even if the debt is already quite large, researchers told an influential group of central bankers in Jackson, Wyoming, on Saturday.

MELILLA, August 27: In a winding early-morning queue, Jemaa Laalaoua hunches over with 50 kg (110 lb) of kitchenware on her back, waiting to cross back into Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck flees to Dubai: senior party members

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:21 PM NPT By: Reuters

BANGKOK, August 27: Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison.

India detains hundreds, after deadly ‘godman’ protests

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:16 PM NPT By: Reuters

PANCHKULA, August 27: Indian authorities have arrested hundreds of people and canceled more than 300 trains passing through two northern states after at least 29 people were killed in violent protests following the conviction of a self-styled ‘godman’.

N Korea fires short-range missiles in latest test

Published On: August 27, 2017 12:11 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, August 27: North Korea fired several rockets into the sea Saturday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involving US troops that have angered Pyongyang.

BHUBANESWAR, August 27: The death toll from floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, officials said on Friday, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years.