News 

Iranian companies are top priority in Syria’s reconstruction projects: envoy

“The ambassador stressed the need for providing facilities in order to further expand the economic cooperation between the two countries” reports tehrantimes.com. Also in January, the 14th preparatory meeting of Iran-Syria high joint technical committee of economic cooperation was held at Damascus.Speaking in a meeting between the representatives of Syrian private sector with the Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Rahmani along with officials of the Iranian cooperatives chamber, Mahmoud noted that the Iranian private sector is a key partner in reconstruction of Syria’s infrastructure.Amini had also said…

Read More
News 

Airlines with buyers’ remorse may use Boeing 737 MAX ban to revise orders

“Among other Asian airlines, financially troubled Malaysia Airlines said on Friday that its order for 25 737 MAX jets was under review” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Countries and airlines around the world banned the 737 MAX this week after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines plane crash killed all 157 people on board.Among airlines that may regret ordering too many 737 MAX, Sobie cited Vietnam’s VietJet Aviation JSC, which he said had based a decision to expand from an all-Airbus A320 fleet by adding 200 737 MAX jets on a…

Read More
Crypto News 

Previously Hacked Gatecoin Exchange Receives Liquidation Order Following Banking Problems

“Gatecoin, a crypto exchange that was hacked in May 2016, has announced on March 13 that it has received a winding up (compulsory liquidation) order from an unspecified court” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The company wrote that Gatecoin will have to cease operation with immediate effect, noting that the exchange will assist in the liquidation process in order to distribute assets to the creditors. Another recently hacked crypto exchange, Cryptopia, has since partly relaunched its website, also announcing that it will be using customers’ balances held from the date…

Read More
News 

Robert Kraft case reveals how police can secretly install cameras inside a private business

“In the investigation, hidden cameras were used to capture Kraft on video inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida, police records show” writes Boston Globe for cnbc.com. The technique was used recently in a sweeping human trafficking investigation in South Florida in which New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was among those arrested. Source: cnbc.com

Read More
News 

‘Positive signs’ in Airbus-China talks, says French official

“Ethiopian has been undertaking a major fleet expansion and regularly talks to the market, they said, adding that order talks take time” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The Elysee Palace official also said Airbus was discussing a new order with Ethiopian Airlines.Macron unexpectedly failed to clinch the Airbus order during a trip to China in early 2018 and the French government and Airbus have been working since to salvage it. Source: 95kqds.com

Read More
News 

Trump orders FAA to ground all Boeing 737 Max planes in the United States

“With countries around the world grounding Boeing 737 Max planes in the wake of a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash , it was only a matter of time before the United States followed suit” reports fastcompany.com. U.S. airlines including American and Southwest have dozens of Max models in their fleets, so far they’ve expressed their full confidence in the planes. Source: fastcompany.com

Read More
News 

Actress Tina Malone given suspended jail sentence for breaching injunction protecting identity of James Bulger killer

“After admitting breaching a worldwide injunction a judge gave her an eight month prison sentence, but suspended it” writes Nick Timothy for telegraph.co.uk. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, also ordered Malone to pay £10,000 towards the  costs of the case. The judge said that, if Malone committed another contempt of court within two years, she would be jailed for eight months plus any additional sentence she may be given for the further offence. Source: telegraph.co.uk

Read More
News 

U.S. grounds all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft after Ethiopia crash

“The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory.” the statement said” writes Michael Laris for sun-sentinel.com. The order will ground more than 70 aircraft and covers 737 Max 8s and Max 9s.The order temporarily halts all flights of the Boeing Max 8 and Max 9 planes, effective immediately. Source: sun-sentinel.com

Read More
GBP News 

Commons defies PM to demand she permanently rule out no deal

“The motion says that if the Commons passes a Brexit deal by 20 March, Brexit will be delayed until the end of June” writes Benjamin Kentish for independent.co.uk. Theresa May has been told by the House of Commons to rule out a no-deal Brexit at any point, after MPs backed a plan to remove it as an option.If no deal is agreed by 20 March, however, the motion suggests that a much longer extension is likely to follow.During another evening of dramatic votes in the Commons, MPs also comprehensively rejected…

Read More
News 

California governor to put moratorium on death penalty: source

“SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. No death row inmates will be released, said the source, who declined to be identified.California’s death row is crowded with inmates, many of whom have been there for decades. It will not affect inmates’ convictions or their imprisonment, other than eliminating their death sentences, the source…

Read More