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  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- Uber Technologies Inc must promptly return stolen confidential files to Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit, a federal judge ruled, while stopping short of shutting down the ride-services company's autonomous car program. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, unsealed on Monday, marked a blow to Uber, which is engaged in a...

  • BERLIN, May 15- Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany will likely miss the government's target of bringing 1 million electric cars onto the roads by the end of the decade. The sale of electric vehicles has remained sluggish in Germany despite discounts introduced last year and granted to buyers of green cars. In 2016, there were some 7,400...

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, May 15- European Union and U.S. officials will meet on Wednesday to discuss airline security, including a possible extension of a ban on passengers carrying laptops in aircraft cabins, a European Commission spokesman said. "The Commission will host high-level talks at a political and technical level with the U.S. authorities this Wednesday...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials who met with him. At a roundtable on farm labor at the White House last month, Trump said he did not want to create labor problems...

  • BEIJING, May 15- Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that the Belt and Road Initiative needs to reject protectionism and avoid fragmentation. Addressing other world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Xi added that rail, road and other infrastructure cooperation needs to be sped up and financing costs reduced. Xi pledged $124 billion on Sunday...

  • ISLAMABAD, May 13- Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing's international forum on its " Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said. "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a core component of your visionary initiative of the' One Belt-One Road',"...

  • Xi told Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Greece was an important part in China's new Silk Road strategy. Greek infrastructure development group Copelouzos has signed a deal with China's Shenhua Group to cooperate in green energy projects and the upgrade of power plants in Greece and other countries, the Greek company said on Friday. Its biggest shipping...

  • May 12- Boeing Co said on Friday it resumed test flights of its $110- million 737 MAX 8 jetliner, just two days after saying it had grounded the entire fleet to address an engine problem. The resumption of flights, which the plane maker said was backed by air safety regulators, is good news for Boeing and engine-maker CFM International, a joint venture between...

  • May 12- Boeing Co said on Friday it resumed test flights of its $110- million 737 MAX 8 jetliner, just two days after saying it had grounded the entire fleet to address an engine problem. The resumption of flights, which Boeing said was backed by air safety regulators, is good news for the plane maker and engine-maker CFM International, a joint venture between...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 12- U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security issues at a meeting in Brussels next week, including possibly expanding the number of airports that ban passengers from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday. Homeland Security spokesman...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 12- U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security issues at a meeting in Brussels next week, including possibly expanding the number of airports that ban passengers from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday. Homeland Security spokesman...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 12- U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security at a high-level meeting in Brussels next week, including possible expansion of the number of airports where passengers are banned from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Union official said on Friday. The official said U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is speaking with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said Friday. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating...

  • The afternoon meeting included high level executives from Delta Air Lines Inc, United Airlines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc and trade group Airlines for America, the sources said. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10 airports including in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey because...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 11- California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday revised his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, raising total spending by 2.2 percent and increasing funding for schools and transportation, even as he warned that the state's economy likely cannot sustain the growth of recent years. Still, Brown said the budget was considerably...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating from 10 specific...

  • An employee drives a Tesla Model S electric automobile, equipped with Autopilot hardware and software, hands-free on a highway.

    In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers.

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of a ban on passengers taking laptops into the cabins of commercial aircraft to include some European countries, saying any threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating...

  • *Annual op profit seen at Y685 bln vs Y778.4 bln street view. TOKYO, May 11- Nissan Motor Co forecast an unexpected 7.7 percent fall in operating profit this year on higher raw material costs and a negative currency impact, as it adjusts to changes in the U.S. market, its biggest, where larger vehicles are in demand. Nissan, Japan's second-largest automaker, expects a...