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  • SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, March 21- Australian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental illness, following a tumultuous period including a break-up with singer Mariah Carey and the failure of Crown's expansion strategy. The unexpected departure by the 47- percent owner of Crown comes as the world's...

  • *Packer to "step back" from all commitments- spokesman. SYDNEY, March 21- Australian billionaire James Packer has quit the board of casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd due to mental illness, following a tumultuous period including a break-up with singer Mariah Carey and the failure of Crown's expansion strategy. The unexpected departure by the 47- percent owner of...

  • TEL AVIV, March 20- U.S. electric car company Tesla Inc said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Elon Musk, who was visiting Israel, did not discuss a collaboration with artificial intelligence firm Cortica. "The reports that Musk was in Israel to discuss a collaboration between Tesla and Cortica are completely false, he was in Israel, but not to meet or have discussions...

  • Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and lifting the airspace ban would reflect what appears to be thawing ties between Israel and the kingdom. India and Israel have built close ties over the years away from the public eye, largely centred on arms purchases. Netanyahu said on Monday that Saudi Arabia had granted Air India permission to fly over its territory...

  • NEW DELHI, March 7- Air India has been allowed to operate flights between New Delhi and Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabian airspace, the national airline's spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday, ending a 70- year ban and marking a dramatic diplomatic shift. Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel and lifting the airspace ban would reflect what appears to be thawing ties...

  • Inside the White House, there still appeared to be confusion about the timing and extent of the planned tariffs, which would hit allies like Canada and Mexico hard. Leading Republicans turned up the pressure on Trump, with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan leading the charge. The White House had no comment.

  • Inside the White House, there still appeared to be confusion about the timing and extent of the planned tariffs, which would hit allies like Canada and Mexico hard. Leading Republicans turned up the pressure on Trump, with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan leading the charge. "We're not backing down," Trump said during a White House meeting with Israeli...

  • Inside the White House, there still appeared to be confusion about the timing and extent of the planned tariffs, which would hit allies like Canada and Mexico hard. Leading Republicans turned up the pressure on Trump, with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan leading the charge. "We're not backing down," Trump said during a White House meeting with Israeli...

  • President Donald Trump increased pressure on Canada and Mexico over trade on Monday, saying the two could avoid being caught in his planned hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum if they ceded ground in talks on a new NAFTA trade deal. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican whose state of Wisconsin would be hit by proposed European...

  • White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 27, 2018.

    The briefing follows a statement from Speaker Paul Ryan "urging the White House to not advance" with the tariffs.

  • President Donald Trump increased pressure on Canada and Mexico over trade on Monday, saying the two could avoid being caught in his planned hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum if they ceded ground in talks on a new NAFTA trade deal. Trump also said, after a weekend of tweets in which he threatened to hit German automakers with tariffs, that Mexico needed to do more...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- President Donald Trump on Monday said he would not back down from his planned new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, creating a possible standoff with top lawmakers from his own Republican party who have criticized the planned levies for threatening the U.S. economy and possibly sparking a trade war. "We're not backing down," Trump said...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan with President Donald Trump.

    Paul Ryan said he is "extremely worried" about Trump's plan.

  • A trader works in S&P 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in Chicago, Illinois.

    U.S. government debt yields rose Monday as top Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump against imposing tariffs.

  • *Air India flight planned amid improving Israel- India ties. *Israel and Saudi Arabia have shared regional concerns. TEL AVIV, March 1- Israel's flag carrier El Al has asked an airline industry lobby group to help it access Saudi Arabian airspace, so it can compete with Air India's planned route between India and Israel.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 28- Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Wednesday it named Yakov Paz as interim chief executive for at least the next month while CEO Stella Handler remained under police investigation. Along with Handler, Bezeq's controlling shareholder and former chairman Shaul Elovitch and a number of other officials connected to Bezeq were arrested.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 25- Bezeq Israel Telecom's board will hold a special meeting on Sunday, a source close to the company said, while Israeli media reported that Chief Executive Stella Handler, who is in police custody, could be replaced at least temporarily. Handler and another company official were arrested last week in connection with the Israel Securities...

  • *Case centres on Israel's largest telecoms company. Israel's dominant political figure for a generation- in power since 2009 and for 12 years total since 1996- Netanyahu calls the allegations against him a "witch hunt" and has said he will seek a fifth term in a national ballot due in late 2019.. Filber, who was appointed by Netanyahu to head the Communications...

  • *Case centres on Israel's largest telecoms company. Israel's dominant political figure for a generation- in power since 2009 and for 12 years total since 1996- Netanyahu calls the allegations against him a "witch hunt" and has said he will seek a fifth term in a national ballot due in late 2019.. Filber, who was appointed by Netanyahu to head the Communications...

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 21- An Israeli judge ordered the chief executive of Bezeq Israel Telecom to remain in police custody for another six days on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the country's largest telecoms group. Bezeq CEO Stella Handler was arrested on Sunday in connection with an Israel Securities Authority investigation of Bezeq over possible...