Business

Canada's WestJet CEO faces labor headwinds as pilots weigh strike

MONTREAL (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines new chief executive is facing his first major test as the Canadian carrier's pilots weigh strike action and larger rival Air Canada on Thursday offered to accommodate travelers if there is a disruption.

    Business

    MetLife trims compensation for CEO, CFO in year marked by errors

    (Reuters) - MetLife Inc reduced total 2017 compensation for its chief executive and chief financial officer, a year marked by two key errors, including payments it failed to make to pensioners whom it could not locate, according to a filing on Thursday.

      Africa

      Nigerian lawmakers invite president over church killings

      Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been summoned by the country's lawmakers over a spate of killings in the country's middle belt and other parts of the country.

        Business

        U.S. business spending on equipment cooling; labor market strong

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods fell in March, weighed down by the biggest decline in demand for machinery in nearly two years, and a drop in shipments cemented expectations that business spending on equipment slowed in t

          Politics

          US media firm Comcast launches bid to buy Sky TV for £22billion

          US MEDIA giant Comcast has tabled a £22billion cash bid for Sky – challenging 21st Century Fox to improve its own offer. Comcast said its latest offer is worth £12.50 a share, 16 per cent more than the £10.75 offered by Fox to buy the 61 per cent

            Business

            Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday: source

            FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank fired 300 U.S.-based investment bankers on Wednesday as part of a broader overhaul of the global unit, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

              Gadgets

              WhatsApp banned under-16s – is Snapchat about to ban youngsters too?

              IS SNAPCHAT getting ready to block under-16s like WhatsApp before it? The company has announced that it will no longer track the location of users aged 13 to 15 to comply with upcoming EU data privacy rules. The move could see its controversial Snap Map f

                Science

                At least 10 youths missing in flash flood in southern Israel

                JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 10 youths were missing after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, and seven others were in critical condition, police and emergency services said.

                  Science

                  First round-trip to Mars will bring back rocks and soil that could reveal signs of life

                  A JOINT US-European mission to mars for rock and soil samples is one step closer to blast off. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed off on the project, which would mark the first “round trip” to another planet, according to the

                    Politics

                    Who is Ruth Davidson? Pregnant Scottish Tory leader expecting her first child with partner Jen Wilson

                    SCOTS Tory boss Ruth Davidson has enjoyed a rapid rise, emerging as a serious contender to lead the party on both sides of the border in future. The tough-talking Edinburgh MP has announced she is expecting her first child with her partner Jen Wilson –

                      Science

                      Cities of the FUTURE revealed – floating ‘seascrapers’, giant pyramids and city-towers half the height of Everest

                      THE CITIES of today are in dire need of a makeover – but once they’re built, it’s hard to make any meaningful changes. That’s why we’re excited about the mega-cities of the future: huge sci-fi metropolises that may one day house

                        Technology

                        EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

                        BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon's video service to help fund European films and TV shows.

                          Politics

                          How old is Diane Abbott did the Shadow Home Secretary used to date Jeremy Corbyn and how long has she been a Labour MP?

                          LABOUR Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott stood down days before the 2017 snap General Election due to ill health, which was later revealed to be type 2 diabetes. She has since returned to the front bench and is a long-time ally and friend of Labour leade

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