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Families of MH370 victims to lobby Malaysian minister in Australia


SYDNEY Relatives of victims onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday they plan to deliver personal letters to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai while he visits Australia, urging him to resume the search for the missing jet.


May faces pressure after reports of Trident test malfunction

LONDON A test firing of an unarmed British nuclear Trident missile from a submarine malfunctioned last June, the Sunday Times reported, prompting questions about why Prime Minister Theresa May did not tell parliament ahead of a vote on renewing the submarines.


Brazil graft probe judge buried after being killed in plane crash

SAO PAULO A Brazilian Supreme Court justice who had overseen the investigation of politicians linked to the nation's largest graft scheme was buried on Saturday, two days after he died in a plane crash.

Abu Dhabi creates $125 billion fund by merging Mubadala, IPIC

ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi's government merged two of its top investment funds on Saturday to strengthen their financial clout in an era of low oil prices, creating a company with assets totalling about $125 billion (101.03 billion pounds).

Japan Air Commuter takes first ATR in quest for foreign tourists

TOULOUSE, France Japan Air Commuter (JAC) took delivery of its first European ATR turboprop airplane on Friday, gambling on attracting foreign tourists to a little-visited archipelago as Japan bids to place Amami and Ryukyu islands on UNESCO's World Heritage list.


'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge

SAO PAULO Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the country.


Death of Brazil judge to delay political corruption probe

BRASILIA The death of a Supreme Court justice handling corruption accusations against dozens of Brazilian politicians will not derail the country's biggest ever graft probe but will delay it, handing valuable breathing space to President Michel Temer.


Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

SAO PAULO Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who was overseeing a graft investigation into scores of powerful politicians, was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over the country's biggest ever corruption case.


China's Xi says Chinese economy to keep growing steadily

BERN China's economy will remain stable and keep growing steadily while resisting protectionism, President Xi Jinping told Swiss executives on Monday.


Fruitless search for MH370 could mean bountiful catches for fishermen

SYDNEY The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, though fruitless in terms of finding the aircraft, should provide fishermen in the Indian Ocean with detailed sea-floor maps, and help them land huge catches.


Russia sees positive signs in Syria peace process - agencies cite Lavrov

MOSCOW Russia has observed positive signs in the Syria peace process and sees a meeting in the Kazakh capital next week as an important step toward establishing a framework for talks taking place in Geneva, Russian news agencies cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday.