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  • FRANKFURT, July 16- Thousands of workers will walk off the job on Tuesday at Amazon warehouses in Germany to demand better working conditions, joining colleagues in Spain and Poland in taking action that coincides with a major sales promotion. The one-day strike at six facilities in Germany coincides with Seattle- based Amazon's Prime Day promotion.

  • FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND, July 16- Qatar Airways on Monday agreed to buy five full-flight simulators from aviation training firm CAE, executives from both companies said at a signing ceremony at the Farnborough Airshow. The flight training simulators will be used on Boeing Co 777 X widebodies and single-aisle 737 MAX airplanes. The companies did not disclose the...

  • Trump blames Washington for poor Russia ties ahead of Putin summit. President Donald Trump blamed U.S. foolishness for bad relations between Washington and Moscow, while the Kremlin said it expected a tough meeting. LONDON- British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change...

  • FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND, July 16- Qatar Airways on Monday agreed to order flight simulators from aviation training firm CAE, a CAE executive said ahead of a signing ceremony at Farnborough Airshow.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's annual "Prime Day" promotion that starts Monday will focus on new products, bringing Whole Foods into the process and persuading subscribers that Prime membership is worth the coming price hike. Amazon is highlighting its Echo assistants and its own brands, particularly in clothing, said Deborah Weinswig, CEO of Coresight Research.

  • SEATTLE— Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The review looked at 52 groups noted by a U.S. Department of Education website as official charter school resources in the 44 states plus Washington, D.C., that currently have a charter law, as well as the...

  • Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup. GAZA- A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militant groups appeared to be holding on Sunday, ending the most intensive flare-up in violence around the Palestinian enclave since a 2014 war. -When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly...

  • -When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6- year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.- Mexico border two months earlier. Woman survives seven days on radiator water after California crash. -An Oregon woman who disappeared a week ago was rescued from the bottom of a...

  • July 14- When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6- year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.- Mexico border two months earlier. But caseworkers at Cayuga Centers in New York, where the boy had been placed, told her lawyer that the governments vetting process for...

  • July 14- When Yolany Padilla was released from immigration custody in Seattle last week, she assumed she would be quickly reunited with her 6- year-old son, who had been taken from her at the U.S.- Mexico border two months earlier. But caseworkers at Cayuga Centers in New York, where the boy had been placed, told her lawyer that the governments vetting process for...

  • LONDON, July 14- Aircraft engine maker CFM is confident it will meet a target to deliver 1,100 LEAP engines this year, despite still being a few weeks behind schedule, executives said on Saturday. CFM, a joint venture between General Electric and Safran, had said in May it was 4-6 weeks behind schedule. The delays have led to a queue of about a dozen semi-finished...

  • REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression. Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post Friday that the government should form a bipartisan expert commission. Smith says Microsoft, which supplies face recognition to some businesses, has...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in frequent contact with top officials of pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of a $1.2 million consulting deal, and the Swiss-based company expected him to provide access to Trump administration policymakers, according to a report Friday by a group of Senate Democrats.

  • SEATTLE, July 12- Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. The company, based about 20 miles south of Seattle, has made public the general design of the vehicle- comprising a launch rocket and detachable passenger capsule- but has been...

  • President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa Mays proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans. SINGAPORE- South Korean President Moon Jae- in on Friday urged North Korea and the United States to...

  • But several organizations such as Tech Workers Coalition and coworker.org are helping techies learn new skills like building consensus across workgroups, drafting effective petitions and protecting themselves under labor law. More established groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are also growing more active in Silicon Valley,...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually— a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from...

  • *Trump says UK PM May doing Brexit wrong- Sun. *Comments published after May U.S.- UK trade deal pitch. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.

  • *Trump says UK PM May doing Brexit wrong- Sun. *Comments published after May US- UK trade deal pitch. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if it went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, at the unveiling of its New Shepard reusable launch system at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 5, 2017

    Blue Origin will soon offer tourists a ride to space but only after completing its own crewed flight tests, the company told CNBC on Friday.