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  • THREE OF FOUR ENGINES ON STRICKEN NORWAY CRUISE SHIP RESTARTED- AFP, CITING EMERGENCY SERVICES.

  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are scheduled to travel to Beijing for talks starting on March 28, the White House said on Saturday. The FT report https://on.ft.com/2JOKzer said Beijing had yet to offer "meaningful concessions" to U.S. requests for China to stop discriminating against foreign cloud computing...

  • Turnout was expected to be high among the 51.4 million Thais eligible to vote for the 500- seat House of Representatives, which will choose the next government along with a Senate that is appointed entirely by the ruling junta. Thailand has been under direct military rule since then-army chief Prayuth Chan- ocha overthrew an elected government linked to...

  • March 23- Italy signed a preliminary accord with China on Saturday that makes it the first country of the Group of Seven industrialized nation to join the Chinese Belt and Road infrastructure project. Italy's state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti signed an agreement with Bank of China to let it sell "Panda" bonds- debt sold by foreign entities to investors in...

  • BANGKOK, March 24- Thai voters went to the polls on Sunday in a long-delayed election following a 2014 coup, in a race that pits a military junta chief seeking to retain power against a "democratic front" led by the populist party he ousted. Turnout was expected to be high among the 51.4 million Thais eligible to vote for the 500- seat House of Representatives, which...

  • CORRECTED-POLLS OPEN FOR THAILAND'S FIRST ELECTION SINCE 2014 MILITARY COUP, VOTING TO END AT 5 P.M..

  • Acting administrator Dan Elwell told lawmakers last week that the FAA expected Boeing would complete its upgrade as early as March 25, kicking off the approval process. An FAA spokesman said Saturday that the agency expects to receive the software fix early next week. A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA has not yet signed off on the upgrade...

  • 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...