China airlines estimate $579 million losses from Boeing 737 Max grounding
China was the first country to ground the 737 MAX two months ago after a crash in Ethiopia killed 157 people in March.
Jeremy Corbyn reacts to Theresa May’s resignation as British PM
Ms May announced on Friday that she would leave office as leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7.
U.S. announces $16bn in aid for farmers hit by trade war
The U.S. and China have been in a tit-for-tat tariff escalation for a year.
Court orders release of detained Al Jazeera reporter
Hussein, an Egyptian national, was arrested in December 2016 when he was on a holiday in Egypt.
Oil set for worst week in six months as crude stockpiles surge
Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $69.77 per barrel at 1016 GMT, down $1.22 from their last close.
Brexit: Theresa May to ask UK Parliament to vote on another referendum
A new Brexit document prepared by the prime minister includes a provision for another referendum on whether to leave or remain in Europe.
Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president’s re-election
A relaxed-looking Mr Widodo pledged on Tuesday to be a leader for all Indonesians.
Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
The trucks will travel on major interstates and pass through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Kenya to embrace technology to boost rice production
Kenya’s agriculture minister said the introduction of hybrid seeds would address rice productivity gap in Kenya and Africa at large.
17 football players, fans feared dead in Uganda boat accident
Two bodies have been recovered, while no fewer than 15 passengers are still missing.
South Africa’s former President Zuma back in court over alleged corruption
In 2007, Mr Zuma was charged with 16 counts of racketeering, corruption, money laundering and fraud.
Sweden requests detention order for WikliLeaks founder over rape allegation
The request was made the same day as British police dragged Mr Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after Ecuador withdrew his political asylum.
Saudi Arabia imposes more tax on e-cigarettes, soft drinks
Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, already had a 100 per cent tax on cigarettes and tobacco products.
Zimbabwe secures $500m loan to ease dollar shortages
“This amount shall go a long way to stabilise the exchange rates and prices of goods and services in the economy.’’
U.S. issues security alert on Indonesia ahead of election results
The embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas where large demonstrations may occur in Jakarta, other cities.
Austrian vice-chancellor resigns after release of secret video
Although the official insists he did not break any law, he admits to the “extremely embarrassing, drunken affair”.
British PM to set departure date after lawmakers vote on Brexit
Mrs May’s Brexit deal has been rejected three times by parliament.
Thailand on dengue fever alert as number of cases rises
In 2018 over 87,000 people were infected by the virus, which caused 114 deaths.