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SoftBank logs record 1.4-trillion-yen net loss - 05/18/2020

Tokyo – Japan's SoftBank Group booked a net loss of 1.44 trillion yen (13.4 billion dollars) in the January-to-March quarter due to investment losses and the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Monday....

Pope calls on people to take care, follow health rules during worship - 05/17/2020

Rome - Pope Francis called on worshippers to take care and to follow regulations to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus when taking part in religious services in a statement on Sunday. "In...

Man whose wife, daughter died in LA crash sues helicopter owner - 05/13/2020

Los Angeles (tca/dpa) - Christopher Chester, whose wife and daughter died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, has sued the company that operated the helicopter and the estate of the...

Coronavirus wedding rules eased in Taiwan, but one new death reported - 05/11/2020

Taipei (dpa) - Rules limiting attendance at weddings got loosened by Taiwan on Monday as the country seeks a return to normal conditions amid the coronavirus crisis, even as the death toll ratcheted...

Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobs as airlines face 'death spiral' - 05/05/2020

London - By Bill Smith, - Virgin Atlantic airline announced plans to cut 3,150 jobs on Tuesday, in the latest blow to an industry rocked by the severe impact of global efforts to curb the novel...

Trial over deadly festival crush ends without verdict in Germany - 05/04/2020

Dusseldorf - A criminal trial following the deaths of 21 young people in a stampede at a 2010 music festival in Germany was cut short on Monday, dashing hopes for a verdict. Judges at the district...

Major U.S. airlines will require masks to slow coronavirus spread - 05/02/2020

Los Angeles (tca/dpa) - Take a flight, wear a mask. All major U.S. airlines have joined JetBlue in requiring passengers to wear face coverings, and most are also mandating that flight attendants and...

Nissan expects up to 95-billion-yen annual loss due to pandemic - 04/28/2020

Tokyo – Nissan Motor is expected to post a net loss of 85 billion to 95 billion yen (793 million to 886 million dollars) for the latest financial year due to the economic fallout of the novel...

Notre Dame repairs resume after coronavirus rules force pause - 04/27/2020

Paris (dpa) - Repair work on Paris' badly damaged Notre Dame cathedral restarted on Monday, after it had been suspended due to France's coronavirus restrictions. Rebuilding recommenced as...

Facebook buys 5.7-billion-dollar stake in India’s Jio - 04/22/2020

New Delhi – Facebook has announced an investment of 5.7 billion dollars to buy a 10-per-cent stake in Jio Platforms Ltd, the digital arm of India's Reliance Industries, as the technology giant looks...
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