Better WHO funding needed to fight future pandemics, says chief scientist Swaminathan

The pandemic has shown that a health security threat can be as bad as any other kind of security threat for the country and also for the world, Swaminathan said.

Boeing’s 737 Max problem puts company in turbulence; $600 billion in orders at risk

Indonesia’s Lion Air firms up moves to drop a $22 billion order for the 737 in favour of the Airbus jet, according to a person with knowledge of the plan.

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In Max pain: Boeing’s newest, best-selling plane becomes its biggest headache

Over 40 countries, including the US, which had been one of the last holdouts, grounded airliner’s newest version after a second fatal crash proved one too many.

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As trade war looms, EU sets limits on Palm Oil in Biofuels

The biggest palm oil producers stepped up lobbying in Brussels to defend its future in the European market.

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Trump tells farmers: ‘I Love you’, but still cutting your subsidies

The Trump administration responded with a plan to authorise as much as $12 billion in aid

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Fear of Trump walking on Xi haunts China as trade talks near end

As Trump claims to be the first American president to stand up to Beijing, his aides have built a possible deal on a foundation of distrust.

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US First Lady Melania Trump: Growing ease on official role, but not politics

As President Donald Trump shows his eagerness for the coming 2020 re-election battle, the first lady's fervour for participating in the effort is not that clear.

Captain Marvel targeted by Online trolls, but Disney was ready for them

Executives and strategists try to keep their tactics under the radar, and Disney declined to provide an executive to comment on its tactics. But the studio’s answer to the online hate is there for a

Amazon gives AI to Harvard Hospital in tech’s latest health push

That’s increasingly important in a health-care market where patients have more choices, such as going to an urgent care clinic rather than a hospital emergency room.

To infinity and beyond! China wants to build the first power station in space

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit.

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Pakistan confers highest civilian award on Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman

Pakistan on Monday conferred its highest civilian award Nishan-e-Pakistan on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman for his “outstanding support” in reinvigorating the ties between the two countri

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Amazon’s deep bench calms investors amid Jeff Bezos scandal, NYC rift

It’s been a rough few weeks for the world’s wealthiest man.

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China could use medical data to blackmail Americans, report says

The two sides have been struggling with more than 100 issues raised by the United States in a lengthy statement given to Chinese officials in May

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Lyft to woo investors with fast US growth in IPO race with Uber

Lyft will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat out Uber to become the first publicly listed ride-hailing company, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership

People familiar with the Walmart partnership with Deliv said the Deliv drivers had to frequently wait 40 minutes or more to collect grocery orders when they showed up at the store. One reason for that

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Federal Reserve may get less bang for the buck if it repeats 2016 rate pause

For the Federal Reserve, 2019 has started out looking a lot like 2016: The last time uncertainty over global growth roiled financial markets for months on end.

Estimated 29% drop: Weak chip demand hits Samsung’s Q4 profit

Samsung Electronics surprised the market on Tuesday with an estimated 29% drop in quarterly profit, blaming weak chip demand in a rare commentary issued to ‘ease confusion’ among investors already

Massive data breach at Marriott’s Starwood hotels

Marriott International said it’s investigating a hack of the guest reservation database at its Starwood unit that may be one of the biggest such breaches in corporate history.

SoftBank sets $21-billion IPO, skipping price range

SoftBank has set an indicative price of 1,500 yen ($13.23) per share for its initial public offering (IPO), a regulatory filing showed on Friday, making the deal worth 2.4 trillion yen ($21.16 billion

Deutsche Bank raid pulls CEO deeper into vicious dircle

Deutsche Bank chief executive officer Christian Sewing was there to give the annual pep talk to his top executives.

China building $9-billion Beidou to challenge American-owned GPS

On November 19, China launched two more Beidou machines, increasing the number in operation to over 40.

IKEA to cut 7,500 jobs, focus on e-commerce

Ikea Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores worldwide, plans to cut 7,500 jobs over the next couple of years, mainly administrative staff in central support functions, it said on Wednesday.

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Ivanka Trump ‘used’ personal e-mail for official White House business

Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of e-mails about government business from a personal e-mail account last year, The Washington Post reported on Mon

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From Tokyo to Paris – Carlos Ghosn’s downfall ripples

The downfall of Nissan Motor Co chairman Carlos Ghosn reverberated for a second day as politicians and executives scrambled to fill the vacuum at the top of the world’s largest car alliance amid new

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