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Elon Musk: Tesla will unveil its semi-truck in September

The Tesla CEO used Twitter to fire back at a group of investors who called for the electric vehicle maker's board to add two new directors who have no ties to Musk. The addition of a semitrailer and pickup would boost its lineup. Construction of the truck will more than likely take pace at Tesla's partially-completed Gigafactory, considering its current 5.3 million square-foot Freemont fac... [Full Article...]

China not currency manipulator: US report

This past week, it was the opposite message, as the USA and Russian Federation feuded about Syria . "I think China has tremendous control over North Korea, whether they say so or not". McMaster's comments came on a weekend during which North Korea staged a huge parade in Pyongyang to showcase its military prowess and later launched a ballistic missile that exploded within seconds. [Full Article...]

United Airlines tweaks crew policy after recent fiasco

United Airlines tweaks crew policy after recent fiasco According to the New York Times , United will now require staff members to check in for their flights up to an hour in advance to prevent paying customers from being removed from a plane. The incident - and Munoz's muted response to it - also prompted worldwide outrage, particularly from China, where public anger was fueled by reports that the passenger was Asian. [Full Article...]

United Airlines makes policy change regarding passengers getting bumped from flights

United Airlines makes policy change regarding passengers getting bumped from flights Police at airports in the New York City metropolitan area are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to removing passengers from overbooked flights. The video has been viewed millions of times worldwide, and caused a global uproar and grabbed headlines in multiple countries. Incidentally, Munoz already issued an apology on Tuesday night regarding the incident, Chicago Tribune reported. [Full Article...]

United finally apologises, vows review of airline's practices

United finally apologises, vows review of airline's practices Eventually, police were summoned and forcefully removed him from the plane with Dr. Dao striking his head in the process, his face bloodied as he was dragged down the aisle to the horror of his fellow passengers. Mr Munoz called the incident a "system failure" and said United would reassess its procedures for seeking volunteers to give up their seats when a flight is full. [Full Article...]

Pence lands in South Korea soon after failed launch by North

Pence lands in South Korea soon after failed launch by North Tensions on the peninsula have ratcheted up in recent weeks, amid tit-for-tat saber-rattling from the USA and North Korea and analysts' warnings that North Korea was preparing for a sixth nuclear test. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the North Korean regime to move toward ridding itself of... [Full Article...]

'Court jester' Boris Johnson feels the heat over Russian Federation sanctions call

Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, told Sky News that stepping back from the visit particularly just ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, not only gave the impression of being a "poodle of Washington" but raised questions about the way his diplomatic abilities were viewed in Washington D.C. [Full Article...]

United Will No Longer Remove Passengers To Give Seats To Crew Members

United Will No Longer Remove Passengers To Give Seats To Crew Members Members of the U.S. Congress have also expressed concern, as U.S. House Representative Judy Chu, a Chinese American , has written both to the United Airlines and to the U.S. Crystal Pepper says seeing her father removed from the Sunday flight was "exacerbated" by the fact it was caught on video and widely distributed. The three other passengers left the plane, but Dao would not. [Full Article...]

United Airlines: Doctor dragged off Flight 3411 speaks out after the incident

United Airlines: Doctor dragged off Flight 3411 speaks out after the incident It goes on to explain that some airlines bump passengers with the lowest fares first, others bump the last passengers to check in. It can happen if the plane is overweight or air marshals need a seat. It gave few details. "Overbooking", or selling more seats than the airplane has is a way to pad profits by increasing the likelihood of full flights, even with inevitable cancellations. [Full Article...]

Pence Makes Unannounced Visit To DMZ

Tweeting within two weeks of a missile strike in Syria and a massive bomb attack against a terrorist stronghold in Afghanistan, Trump also tweeted about a U.S. The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the USA if provoked. Indeed, while the latest missile exploded soon after launch, experts say North Korea is able to learn from its mistakes and hone its technology. [Full Article...]

Yen Hits 5-Month High vs Dollar on N. Korea Concerns

The broader Topix index of all first-section issues slipped 0.23 per cent, or 3.30 points, to 1,455.77. "The "mother of all bombs" was meant to show the power of US forces to North Korea", said Kaneo Ogino, director at foreign exchange research firm Global-info Co in Tokyo. [Full Article...]

United CEO felt 'shame' after seeing video of beaten passenger

United CEO felt 'shame' after seeing video of beaten passenger Passengers agree to a litany of terms in any airline's "contract of carriage", which they agree to when purchasing a ticket. But on Monday Mr Munoz said Dr Dao's conduct meant employees had been "left with no choice but to call Chicago Aviation Security Officers to assist in removing the customer from the flight". [Full Article...]

Stocks under Consideration: Morgan Stanley (MS), Weatherford International plc (WFT)

Citigroup invested 0.01% in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT). Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 26 of analysts who cover WFT having a buy-equivalent rating. BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 1,166,499 shares of the company's stock worth $6,556,000 after buying an additional 37,314 shares during the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel loving life with revived Ferrari

It is the first time Bottas and Hamilton will line up on the front row of the grid as Mercedes teammates - and at the same venue where they had a first corner collision past year - but Wolff is looking forward to the race between his two drivers. [Full Article...]

Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for BT Group plc (BT.A)

Reaffirms In an analyst rating update on Monday shares of ITV PLC (LON:ITV) had their rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed their neutral rating on shares of BT Group plc (LON:BT.A) in a report published on Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Suspect wanted after shooting, killing a man while livestreaming on Facebook

Video of the murder was posted at 2 p.m. but soon taken down. Facebook said the suspect did go live on the social media website at one point during the day, but not during the killing. "We need to get Steve from the streets". "There's no need for any more bloodshed". The victim has been identified as 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. Godwin was a 74-year-old Cleveland man who was heading home af... [Full Article...]

United changes policy after passenger removal controversy

United changes policy after passenger removal controversy But what happened in Chicago looked like thuggery - and wasn't the first time a passenger has been forced to give up a seat to someone higher in the food chain. That policy doesn't specifically mention making room for crew members, though. Furthermore, Delta was among the best airlines at not booting passengers involuntarily. [Full Article...]

US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

Pence, addressing an Easter service with American troops in South Korea, said the us commitment to South Korea was unwavering. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Sunday but it blew up nearly immediately, the U.S. Pence told reporters, "all options are on the table as we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of South Korea for denuclearization of this peninsula and for... [Full Article...]

North Korea promises to 'pulverise' US bases

North Korea's army on Friday vowed a "merciless" response to any USA provocation, as tensions soar over Pyongyang's nuclear programme and speculation mounts that it is preparing a fresh weapons test. "North Korea attempted to test an unidentified type of missile from Sinpo area in the South Hamkyong Province this morning, but we suspect the launch has failed", South Korea's defence ministry sa... [Full Article...]

US Vice President warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

The ultimate goal is to have a full array of nuclear-tipped missiles in response to what Pyongyang says is hostility by Washington and Seoul meant to topple its government. At a major military parade to mark the "Day of the Sun" Saturday, Pyongyang showed off a bevy of new missiles and launchers. That launch came shortly before Trump's first meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. [Full Article...]


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