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Ethiopian Airlines crash: FAA says Boeing 737 Max 8 is airworthy

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Emmanuel Igunza, at the scene, said there was a huge crater at the site of the crashThe US Federal Aviation Administration has told airlines it believes Boeing's 737 Max 8 model to be airworthy, after two fatal crashes inside six months.An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed six minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing
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China orders airlines to halt Boeing 737 Max 8 flights

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images China's aviation regulator ordered local airlines to halt Boeing 737 Max 8 flights after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash using the same model.Airlines must suspend commercial operations of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes by 18:00 local time (10:00 GMT). The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second crash involving a 737 Max
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Brexit: Could the UK drop tariffs to zero?

[ad_1] MPs are set to hold key votes next week on the terms of Brexit, the outcome of which could determine whether the UK has greater flexibility to set its own trade tariffs.A second "meaningful vote" on the Brexit agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May is due to take place on Tuesday.However, if no agreement can be reached, and the UK ultimately leaves the European Union on 29 March
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Lords urge tougher rules for tech firms

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption A Lords committee wants tech companies to have one overarching regulator setting rules for user privacy, data and anti-social content Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, must improve their "inadequate" responses to privacy and data breaches and anti-social content, a House of Lords report says.The House of Lords Communications Committee wants a digital authority to help laws keep pace with technology.Content moderation used
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Huawei sues US government over product ban

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHuawei vs. AmericaHuawei has filed a lawsuit against the US government over a ban that restricts government agencies from using its products.In a statement, the firm said the US Congress has "failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions".The US has placed bans on government agencies using Huawei products over concerns they pose a risk to national security.It has also
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Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The US intends to terminate India's preferential trade treatment under a scheme which allows certain products from the country to enter the US duty-free.President Donald Trump said India has failed to assure the US it will provide reasonable access to its markets. The US will also end preferential trade treatment for Turkey, on the basis that it no longer qualifies for the scheme. It comes
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How a missing letter helped create a tech billionaire

[ad_1] Image copyright Atlassian Image caption Scott Farquhar is estimated to be worth $7bn The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-chief executive of software company Atlassian.Scott Farquhar remembers his life-changing "sliding doors" moment.The Australian entrepreneur was on track to join one of the country's top military institutions after he finished high school. But