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  • Burn rubber! 'Furious 7' rolls out to $144M debut Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 3:03 PM ET

    'Furious 7" raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend, according to initial data.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 5- "Furious 7" raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. Much as "The Dark Knight" turned into a memorial for Heath Ledger, audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. It unspooled in 4,003 North American theaters, earning $14 million on 365 Imax screens and $11.5...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival self-declared administration in Tripoli. On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint near the Tripoli- allied town of Misrata, killing at least six people and wounding 40...

  • BERLIN, April 5- The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people, it told Reuters on Sunday, raising more questions over medical oversight of pilots. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain in the French Alps, broke off his pilot...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 5- "Furious 7" raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. Universal Pictures spared no expense in bringing the latest chapter in the fast cars and gravity-defying-stunts series to the big screen, shelling out $190 million on the production. It unspooled in 4,003 North American theaters,...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said his government would run its own oil sales and deposit revenues abroad in a bid to divert proceeds away from a rival, self-declared administration in Tripoli. On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint near the Tripoli- allied town of Misrata, killing at least six people, including a woman and...

  • *Capital Market Authority, Commerce Ministry launch probes. The Mobily affair, and the probe into it launched by the Capital Market Authority, have prompted many company managements, board members and even major shareholders to become more conscious of risk, executives and analysts say. "What happened has set the alarm bills ringing and pushed board members to...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's internationally recognised government said it plans to open a bank account abroad to deposit oil revenues, hoping to divert proceeds from the industry away from the country's rival administration in Tripoli. Until now oil sales and revenues have gone through Libya's central bank and the National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, which...

  • TRIPOLI, April 5- Libya's internationally recognized government said it plans to open a bank account abroad to deposit oil revenues, hoping to divert proceeds from the industry away from the country's rival government in Tripoli. Control of the North African OPEC producer's crude revenues is at the centre of a battle between the two rival governments and...

  • *Japan's companies, wary of weak demand, are spending less. KUSATSU, Japan, April 5- Hirotoshi Ogura, a self-described "factory geek", is Daikin Industries' master of doing more with less- and part of the reason Japan's recovery remains stuck in the slow lane. As Japan heads into the season of peak demand for room air-conditioners, Ogura and other Daikin managers have...

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- A European regulator found "issues" with Germany's aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the Commission told Berlin in November "to remedy the long-standing problems"- months before...

  • Judge to Facebook, Zuck: Hand over those emails! Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    A district judge ordered Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish documents by Monday requested in an ownership dispute case.

  • *France's BEA notified regulators who would issue guidance. PARIS, April 4- Aviation regulators are expected to issue new advice to pilots after investigations into the crash of an Air Algerie jet in Mali last July found it went out of control after being hit by ice as an anti-icing system remained switched off. France's BEA crash investigation agency, which is...

  • EU found "issues" with German aviation regulator Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, April 4- A European regulator found "issues" with Germany's aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the Commission told Berlin in November "to remedy the long-standing problems"- months before...

  • DAKAR, April 4- Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors and will slash taxes on air fares as it seeks to revive a tourism sector crippled by high costs and a regional Ebola outbreak. Sall also announced that government taxes on air fares would be cut by half in a bid to make Senegal a more competitively priced destination.

  • DUBAI, April 4- Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp, said on Saturday it had received an additional $1.5 billion loan, raising a previous debt it took last November to $2.5 billion. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ, HSBC Plc, JP Morgan, National Bank of Kuwait and Royal Bank of Scotland acted as...

  • Swiss launch of Apple Watch hit by patent issue-TV Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    ZURICH, April 4- Apple is not able to launch its new smartwatch in Switzerland until at least the end of this year beause of an intellectual property rights issue, Swiss broadcaster RTS reported on its website. The U.S. tech giant cannot use the image of an apple nor the word "apple" to launch its watch within Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, because of a patent...

  • MOSCOW, April 4- Ukraine has asked for 1 billion cubic metres of gas imports from Russia in April, trebling the amount it received in March, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday. On Thursday, Ukraine's state gas concern Naftogaz and Russia's Gazprom signed an interim deal for cheaper supplies of gas from Russia for the next three months,...

  • President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly negotiated framework for a nuclear pact with Iran was a "good deal" as he sought public support for a diplomatic breakthrough that many in Congress oppose. "It's a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran's program and cutting off every pathway that...

  • April 3- Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option. The lawsuit argued that Google requires Android handset manufacturers such as Samsung...