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Pound jumps after British minister raises prospect of Article 50 delay

Pound jumps after British minister raises prospect of Article 50 delay Against the euro sterling rose 0.3 percent to 90.27 pence. "During Prime Minister May's speech to the House, sterling fell through Dollars 1.26 to trade (at) levels not seen in 20 months, bringing the 2017 lows at USD 1.19 into focus", ETX Capital analyst Michael Baker told AFP. [Full Article...]

'Shocking' study reveals fast food is less calorific than a restaurant meal

'Shocking' study reveals fast food is less calorific than a restaurant meal Dr Robinson said: "On average, the energy content of main meals served by full service restaurants was 268 calories higher than that of main meals served by fast food restaurants". "It's really clear what the food industry need to do". Kate Nicholls, chief executive of trade association UKHospitality, said restaurants, pubs and other hospitality businesses were already taking action to reduce ca... [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space for the First Time

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space for the First Time It reached a top speed of 2.9 times the speed of sound. Flown by two pilots, Mark Nasa and Stucky astronaut Frederick Sturckow, the aircraft made its rapid ascent because the rocket motor burned for 60 seconds. To do this, the company had to push its rocket motor to the longest burn duration yet, 'resulting in us going higher than we have before.' Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo mothership took... [Full Article...]

Macron to Yellow Vests Protesters Ahead of Expected Rally: 'Calm Down'

Macron to Yellow Vests Protesters Ahead of Expected Rally: 'Calm Down' A sixth " yellow vest " protester has been killed after being hit by a truck at a road in southern France where activists staged a blockade, French authorities said, as the protest movement showed no signs of abating. "Our goal will be to better control this aspect". "I don't think our democracy can accept to function with a dialogue that is carried out only with the occupation of the public d... [Full Article...]

Carnival To Launch First Cruise Ship With A Roller Coaster

Carnival To Launch First Cruise Ship With A Roller Coaster The Carnival Victory is returning from a four-day cruise that departed from Miami on Monday. The ride will allow passengers to sit on a motorcycle-like vehicle as it twists and turns along almost 800 feet of track at speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour, according to the cruise line. [Full Article...]

Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal Renault's board was briefed Thursday by the company's lawyers on the reasons why Ghosn was charged, according to the statement . Blair's board intervention was echoed during the meeting by two other independent directors, as well as Renault's staff representatives, two sources said - with some also voicing misgivings over management's handling of the crisis. [Full Article...]

'Big' China-US trade deal could happen 'rather soon:' Trump

'Big' China-US trade deal could happen 'rather soon:' Trump China has announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $ 126 billion of USA cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The move is another sign that the ceasefire has not been derailed by the recent arrest in Canada of a top Chinese telecom executive at the behest of the United States. [Full Article...]

United Airlines to start Delhi-San Francisco non-stop service from Dec 2019

United Airlines to start Delhi-San Francisco non-stop service from Dec 2019 Meanwhile, United also announced some changes to its New Zealand network, with its Auckland-San Francisco service to switch back from seasonal to year-round. Flight UA61 will depart Melbourne at 11.40am every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, to reach San Francisco at 6.50am that same day. "This route expansion solidifies United's position at San Francisco as the gateway airline serving destinati... [Full Article...]


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