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  • DUBAI, May 28- Dubai contractor Drake& Scull International expects to have nearly 1 billion dirhams of cash flow available over the next four years to partly repay its debt, banking sources told Reuters. The loss-making builder sent non-disclosure agreements to its lenders in April, ahead of planned meetings to discuss the rescheduling of payments on existing...

  • MATOAKA, W.Va.— As the coal industry has fallen on lean times, fewer freight trains are rumbling through West Virginia. Some Appalachian towns, like Matoaka, no longer see the long chains of coal cars that used to come through every few hours. The major railroads here, Norfolk Southern and CSX, have shed personnel and idled equipment, cutting overhead while...

  • JERUSALEM, May 28- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed on Sunday Ayoob Kara, a minister in his Likud party, as communications minister, who will oversee Israel's telecom market as it undergoes significant reforms. Netanyahu kept the communications portfolio for himself after re-election in 2015, but shortly after gave up much of the job's...

  • MOSCOW, May 28- Russia on Sunday completed the first flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane, state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation said in a statement.

  • May 28- A tender to develop Iran's Azadegan oil field will be held before next Friday, National Iranian Oil Company Managing Director Ali Kardor told state-run Press TV on Sunday. The Azadegan field is located in southwest Iran near the border with Iraq. It has 37 billion barrels of oil, Petroleum Engineering and Development Company Managing Director Seyed...

  • LONDON, May 28- British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow. BA said it aimed to operate the majority of services from Heathrow and a near normal schedule from Gatwick, the capital's second...

  • PARIS— The French president's office has announced the release of a French hostage kidnapped on March 1 in Congo. It said French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated those involved in the release, "in particular Congo authorities for their mobilization and the effectiveness of their action." The French hostage was among five workers, including Congolese...

  • BERLIN— German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36- year-old had been carrying about 9,000 euros in small bills Saturday night when he lost the bag on the A9 highway.

  • BA said it aimed to operate the majority of services from London Heathrow on Sunday and a near normal schedule from Gatwick, the capital's second busiest airport. Heathrow authorities, however, said they expected further delays and cancellations of BA flights. Heathrow told passengers not to travel to the airport unless they were rebooked on other flights.

  • *Cancelled all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick on Sat. BA said it aimed to operate a near normal schedule of flights from Gatwick airport and the majority of flights from Heathrow on Sunday, but Heathrow Airport told passengers not to travel to the airport unless they were rebooked on other flights. "We are continuing to work hard to restore all of our IT systems and...

  • TAORMINA, Italy— Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests— pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European allies to do more to fight Syria's extremists, and now hosting Vladimir Putin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, too, is warming to the energetic Macron— they've already met...

  • *Cancelled all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick on Sat. "We are continuing to work hard to restore all of our IT systems and are aiming to operate a near normal schedule at Gatwick and the majority of services from Heathrow on Sunday," BA said in a statement. British Airways cancelled all its flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday after a power...

  • The airline said that it hoped to operate a "near normal schedule" at Gatwick and the "majority of services" from Heathrow on Sunday, a day after canceling all flights from both London airports. BA canceled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick Saturday, upending the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend. BA operates hundreds of...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia, GWS Auctions Inc. said. Roy McKay told KOB-TV in Albuquerque he designed the interior himself.

  • The measures are aimed at rebooting the South Korean firm's branding in China, where many see Hyundai as a lower-end maker of city taxis. Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors were not long ago ranked third among foreign car brands in China, but recent sales have been hit by a consumer backlash over South Korea's deployment of a U.S. anti-missile defence system...

  • Output for the quarter from the world's second-biggest gold mining nation after China totaled 71.5 tonnes versus 77.5 tonnes in the previous quarter, according to the survey by Australian mining consultancy Surbiton Associates. "This year heavy rain in Western Australia, which accounts for about three-quarters of Australias gold output, plus the effects...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservatives on Saturday chose a little-known, 38- year-old leader to fight a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions. On the 13th and final round of balloting, many more than political observers predicted, former House of...

  • The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. he tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the landmark 2015 agreement. The summit of G7 wealthy nations pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with...

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservatives on Saturday chose a new leader to take them into a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions.

  • OTTAWA, May 27- Canada's official opposition Conservative Party is set to elect a new leader on Saturday, seeking to regroup and re-brand itself as it gears up for the 2019 election race against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's still-popular Liberals. But three mainstream politicians have emerged as front-runners, suggesting the wave of populism that swept...