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AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing

Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - AirAsia was built up from two planes in 2001 to an airline industry titan that operates more than 180 jets in just over a decade but now faces its biggest ever challenge. #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #AirAsia Flight QZ8501
U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

Dec 28, 2014

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces on Sunday conducted eight air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and five strikes on IS targets in Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. In Syria, air strikes centered on the town of Kobani near the Turkish border, the Combined Joint Task Force said. #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Syria #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom
Rise of Spanish populists overturns two-party system

Dec 28, 2014

Rise of Spanish populists overturns two-party system

MADRID (Reuters) - The sudden rise of a new anti-establishment party has transformed Spanish politics a year before a general election, forcing the centre-right government to veer away from austerity and the left-leaning opposition to scramble for new leaders. In just a year since its founding, the party "Podemos" - We Can - has overturned the two party system in place since Spain embraced democracy in the 1970s. #facebook #Brazil #France #markets #Italy #Argentina #Mexico #opinion
Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

Dec 28, 2014

Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government on Sunday to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a ceasefire plan agreed in Minsk in September aimed at ending the conflict. Planned talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe to further the ceasefire arrangements have not yet taken place. "(Merkel said) A stabilisation of the situation can only come if the agreed contact lines are finally implemented," said a spokeswoman in a statement #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #North Korea #Argentina #Mexico #russian
Hundreds trapped as ferry burns in heavy seas off Greece

Dec 28, 2014

Hundreds trapped as ferry burns in heavy seas off Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers were trapped on a burning car ferry off Greece on Sunday, pleading to be rescued by a flotilla of nearby ships that battled storm conditions in open water to try to reach them. The Greek coastguard said 150 people had been saved from the Italian-registered Norman Atlantic, which was carrying almost 500 passengers and crew when it sent a distress signal after fire broke out on its lower deck #facebook #United States #Brazil #Arabic #Greece #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
Floods in Malaysia and Thailand kill at least 24

Dec 28, 2014

Floods in Malaysia and Thailand kill at least 24

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The worst flooding in Malaysia in more than a decade has killed 10 people and forced nearly 160,000 from their homes and more rain is expected, authorities said on Sunday. #Business #United States #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry in heavy seas off Greece

Dec 28, 2014

Rescuers struggle to reach burning ferry in heavy seas off Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - Passengers aboard a car ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece early on Sunday pleaded for help as rescue vessels struggled to approach the burning vessel in high winds and rough seas. The Norman Atlantic, carrying almost 500 passengers and crew and more than 200 vehicles, was 44 nautical miles northwest of the island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a fire started in the lower deck, Greek coast guard officials said. #Business #facebook #India #Brazil #Greece #Russia #markets #Italy #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #author
Russian govt allocates $110 mln for arms exporters

Dec 28, 2014

Russian govt allocates $110 mln for arms exporters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government said on Sunday it has pledged 6 billion roubles ($110 million) to help arms exporters service loans from domestic banks, in a further show of state support for companies hit by the country's financial crisis. The government has taken steps to support state companies and banks and to stabilise the rouble, but analysts are pessimistic on the outlook for Russia's economy and currency. #Business #facebook #United States #India #Brazil #France #Arabic #Argentina #Ukraine
Passenger ferry evacuated after fire breaks out off Greece

Dec 28, 2014

Passenger ferry evacuated after fire breaks out off Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) - An international rescue effort was under way in high winds after a car ferry carrying 466 passengers and crew caught fire while sailing from Greece to Italy and its captain ordered its evacuation, officials said on Sunday. Passengers who telephoned Greek television stations gave dramatic testimony of conditions on the ship, which caught fire just before 6.00 a.m. #Business #facebook #United States #Brazil #Greece #Russia #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America
S.Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

Dec 28, 2014

S.Korea nuclear operator says cyberattacks continue, reactors safe

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are operating safely and are secure from attack. Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has been intensifying its cyber security, President and CEO Cho Seok said. He gave no details of the continued cyberattacks or the company's response, citing security reasons #facebook #United States #Arabic #Russia #South Korea #Korea #Italy #North Korea #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #author