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  • OSLO, March 23- Rescue helicopters evacuated more than 150 people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. The ship was carrying 915 passengers, of which "a large number" were from the United States and Britain, the rescue service said, although it declined to be...

  • ISTANBUL, March 23- Turkey's banking watchdog said it had launched an investigation into JP Morgan and other banks over complaints it received after the lira plunged more than 4 percent and the main share index fell sharply on Friday. The Capital Markets Board of Turkey also said it had launched a probe after receiving complaints that a JP Morgan report was "...

  • ISTANBUL, March 23- Turkey's banking watchdog said it had launched an investigation into JP Morgan and other banks over complaints it received after the lira plunged more than 4 percent and the main share index fell sharply on Friday. The Capital Markets Board of Turkey also said it had launched a probe after receiving complaints that a JP Morgan report was "...

  • OSLO, March 23- Rescue helicopters evacuated dozens of people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. Only 87 people had been evacuated by 1750 GMT, and the airlift was set to continue throughout the night, rescue service spokeswoman Borghild Eldoen said.

  • BOEING REITERATES TALKING WITH ALL 737 MAX OPERATORS AND SCHEDULING MEETINGS ON FLEET PLANS SPOKESMAN.

  • A FIX TO ANTI-STALL SOFTWARE IN BOEING'S 737 MAX PLANES IS READY TO ROLL OUT, THE COMPANY SAYS- AFP.

  • ISTANBUL, March 23- Turkey's banking watchdog has launched an investigation into JP Morgan over complaints about a report it published on Friday, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Saturday. The BDDK watchdog was quoted as saying that it had received complaints that the report hurt the reputation of Turkish banks and caused volatility in financial...

  • LONDON, March 23- British entrepreneur Mike Lynch vigorously denies new U.S. criminal charges against him, his spokesman said on Saturday ahead of a court case over the sale of his firm Autonomy which will begin in London next week. Lynch faces a new charge of securities fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 25 years, as well as additional charges of wire...

  • OSLO, March 23- Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. Two purpose-built vessels operated by the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue had been forced to turn back due to the severe weather, the service said.

  • AUSTRIAS OMV SAYS IT HAS SIGNED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH UAES ADNOC TO EXPLORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION IN PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR.

  • OSLO, March 23- Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. Passengers were hoisted one by one from the deck of the vessel and airlifted to a village just north of the town of Molde on Norway's west coast.

  • OSLO, March 23- Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway with about 1,300 passengers and crew onboard, Norwegian police and rescue workers said. The ship, built in 2017, belongs to Viking Ocean Cruises, part of the Viking Cruises group founded by...

  • BENGALURU, March 23- The southern Indian state of Karnataka kept the door open on Saturday to talks with local ride-hailing service Ola to avoid a ban that could help rival Uber build market share. State capital and technology hub Bengaluru is among Ola's top three markets in India. "If Uber comes up with a strategy to lock in some of the drivers or customers with...

  • OSLO, March 23- A cruise ship has suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway and its 1,300 passengers will be evacuated, Norwegian police said on Saturday. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky was drifting towards land and had sent out a mayday signal. The ship belongs to Viking Ocean Cruises, part of the Viking Cruises group...

  • ROME, March 23- Italy signed deals worth 2.5 billion euros during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Rome, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Saturday, adding that the value of the contracts could rise to 20 billion. Earlier, Di Maio inked a preliminary deal making Italy the first major wealthy Western nation to endorse China's ambitious "Belt and...

  • YANCHENG, China, March 23- Rescuers in eastern China pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday, two days after a massive explosion at a pestcide plant killed at least 64 people, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows more than a mile away. Officials said more than two dozen people were still missing and hundreds had been injured in Thursday's...

  • ALGIERS, March 23- Hundreds of Algerian lawyers protested again on Saturday in the capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been for 20 years in power. They gathered in Algiers' centre, the scene of mass protests for one month, holding up slogans that read: "Respect the will of the people" and "Yes to a judiciary free from...

  • BEIJING, March 23- Apple chief executive Tim Cook nudged China on Saturday to open up and said the future would depend on global collaboration, as the United States and China remained locked in a bitter trade dispute. "We encourage China to continue to open up, we see that as essential, not only for China to reach its full potential, but for the global economy to thrive,"...

  • YANCHENG, China, March 23- Rescuers pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday in the wake of a massive explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China that flattened buildings, blew out windows more than a mile away and killed at least 64 people. Officials said more than two dozen people were still missing and hundreds had been injured in Thursday's blast at...

  • CHICAGO, March 22- Southwest Airlines Co is sending a team to review Boeing Co's software upgrade for its 737 MAX airplanes, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday, even as it prepares to park its 34 MAX jets at a facility near the California desert. Boeing's signature jet was grounded across the world last week following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash near Addis...