Category Archives: Business and Finance

UN Special Rapporteur to Visit Laos to Examine Poverty, Rights Issues

Laos has made impressive progress in reducing poverty, but still has a long way to go, as one quarter of the population still lives below the poverty line, according to a U.N. official visiting the Southeast Asian country this month.During… Read More “UN Special Rapporteur to Visit Laos to Examine Poverty, Rights Issues”

Trump Again Attacks McCain, Months After His Death, for Role in Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump is firing new broadsides at the late-Sen. John McCain, nearly seven months after the one-time prisoner of war in Vietnam died from brain cancer.In a trio of Twitter comments on Saturday and Sunday, Trump contended the… Read More “Trump Again Attacks McCain, Months After His Death, for Role in Russia Probe”

Kenyan Family Mourns Man Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

Families from different parts of the world continue to mourn the deaths of their loved ones killed Sunday in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Thirty-four-year-old Abdulahi Ibrahim was one of 32 Kenyans who perished on the Nairobi-bound flight.… Read More “Kenyan Family Mourns Man Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash”

Indonesia: Polls show Pres Jokowi holds lead ahead of April election

JAKARTA � With just over a month to go to an Indonesian election, President Joko Widodo holds a double-digit lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, according to an opinion poll released this week.The April 17 election in the… Read More “Indonesia: Polls show Pres Jokowi holds lead ahead of April election”

Wife, Children Commit Suicide After Arrest Of Alleged Terrorist Husband In Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia� The wife and children of an alleged militant, blew themselves up earlier today (Wednesday), in their house in Sibolga town of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, after anti-terror police nabbed the husband, local media reported, quoting national police spokesman.Source:… Read More “Wife, Children Commit Suicide After Arrest Of Alleged Terrorist Husband In Indonesia”

Popular Boeing Jet Under Scrutiny After Crash

The United States told international carriers on Monday that the Boeing 737 Max 8 is airworthy as regulators scrutinize two fatal crashes of the new model of aircraft since October, but said it will mandate forthcoming “design changes” from Boeing… Read More “Popular Boeing Jet Under Scrutiny After Crash”

Boeing Likely to Face New Questions After Another 737 Crash

Investigators rushed to the scene of a devastating plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday, an accident that could renew safety questions about the newest version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner.The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly… Read More “Boeing Likely to Face New Questions After Another 737 Crash”