Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery


PERTH, Australia - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission.


Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China 22 Apr 2014

HONG KONG/BEIJING - When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia's Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.

Ukraine says military aircraft hit by gunfire 22 Apr 2014

KIEV - A Ukrainian military aircraft was hit by gunfire on Tuesday while on a reconnaissance flight over the eastern city of Slaviansk, which is in the hands of armed pro-Russian separatists, the Defence Ministry said.


Lufthansa plans no buyback despite rise in foreign shareholdings 22 Apr 2014

FRANKFURT - German airline Lufthansa dismissed the risk of it coming under undue foreign influence despite the percentage of non-Germans owning its shares rising to more than 40 percent, a move that could trigger a defensive buyback of its shares.

United Tech broad revenue growth helps profit beat Street 22 Apr 2014

- United Technologies Corp reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by revenue growth across its aerospace and commercial building segments and strong sales in China.


Pacific accord on maritime code could help prevent conflicts 22 Apr 2014

QINGDAO, China - Countries embroiled in territorial rows in the East and South China Seas agreed on Tuesday to abide by a maritime communications deal to try to ensure accidental naval altercations do not develop into a conflict.


Submarine drone search for Malaysian plane to continue 22 Apr 2014

PERTH, Australia - A U.S. submarine drone will keep scouring the Indian Ocean floor for traces of a missing Malaysian jetliner after it finishes its current targeted search, Australian authorities told Reuters as a tropical cyclone suspended the air search.


IBM, Atos, HP looking at Lufthansa IT infrastructure unit - paper 22 Apr 2014

FRANKFURT - Lufthansa's IT infrastructure business, which the airline is trying to sell, is drawing interest from IBM, Hewlett-Packard and France's Atos, German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported, without citing any sources.


Cyclone threatens to disrupt search for missing Malaysian plane 21 Apr 2014

PERTH, Australia - A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean on Monday, as a submarine drone neared the end of its mission scouring the sea bed with still no sign of wreckage. | Video


Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after tyre burst on takeoff 21 Apr 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday because one of the tyres on its main landing gear burst during takeoff, the airline said.