Australia transport bureau says beach debris not from MH370


MELBOURNE - Debris picked up on a beach in Western Australia this week is unlikely to have come from the Malaysian Airlines jet that vanished nearly seven weeks ago, Australia's transport bureau said on Thursday.


Boeing cash register rings again, sending shares higher 23 Apr 2014

- Rising jet production helped Boeing Co generate substantial cash in the latest quarter, and the company said on Wednesday that it lavished the rewards on shareholders, sending its stock higher.


Union willing to enter negotiations to aid Etihad-Alitalia talks 23 Apr 2014

ROME/MILAN - An Italian union said on Wednesday that it is willing to enter negotiations to help to meet conditions set by Etihad Airways for investing in Alitalia after talks between the airlines stalled over debt and job cuts.

Brazil's Azul adds Airbus jets to start U.S. flights 23 Apr 2014

CAMPINAS, Brazil - Brazil's third-biggest airline, Azul Linhas Aereas, unveiled plans on Wednesday to add 11 wide-body jets from European planemaker Airbus to start service to the United States.


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.


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.


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.

Exxon shuts UK pipeline as police investigate fuel theft 21 Apr 2014

LONDON - Exxon Mobil shut one of Britain's main underground fuel pipelines, it said on Monday, after police found a stash of diesel they believe was siphoned off by thieves.


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

Air strikes in Yemen kill 40 al Qaeda militants in two days 20 Apr 2014

ADEN, Yemen - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country.