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Uber, ahead of IPO, sees some time before self-driving cars dominate the road

09 Apr 2019

NEW YORK Uber Technologies Inc expects it will be a long time before one of its biggest investments, self-driving cars, is ready for wide-scale deployment, a senior scientist said on Monday, as the ride-sharing firm gears up to go public. | Video

NEWSMAKER-Uber scientist says some time before self-driving cars dominate the road

08 Apr 2019

NEW YORK, April 8 Uber Technologies Inc believes it will take a long time for self-driving cars to be used at scale but the technology will save lives, the chief scientist at its self-driving car unit said on Monday.

UBS CEO - no way back for ex-investment banking chief Orcel

24 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland The return of investment banker Andrea Orcel to Swiss banking giant UBS is not a "realistic option", UBS's Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti told Reuters on Thursday. | Video

IMF's Lagarde warns against over-reliance on monetary easing

24 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday warned countries against relying too much on monetary policy to counter another economic downturn, urging them to undertake fiscal and structural reforms to boost their economies' resilience to shocks.

Next U.S.-North Korea summit must give concrete results - Seoul

24 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland A planned second summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must "deliver concrete results on denuclearisation", South Korea's top diplomat said on Wednesday. | Video

Italy's prime minister promises to change Italy in two years

23 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland - Six months since entering politics, government and the international arena, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte took to the stage of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday to talk up his administration's populist vision.

DAVOS-UPDATE 1-Next U.S.-N.Korea summit must give concrete results - Seoul

23 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 A planned second summit next month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must "deliver concrete results on denuclearisation", South Korea's top diplomat said on Wednesday.

Japan must hike sales tax, draw in more foreign workers: Abe adviser

22 Jan 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland Japan must proceed with this year's scheduled sales tax hike and take steps to more sustainably draw in foreign workers, as a rapidly ageing population and acute labour shortages strain its finances, an economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

Scotland's Sturgeon warns of catastrophic 'no deal' Brexit

14 May 2018

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to come up with a coherent Brexit stance means the United Kingdom is at greater risk of spiralling towards a "no deal" Brexit with catastrophic consequences, Scotland's leader said.

Scotland's Sturgeon warns of catastrophic 'no deal' Brexit

14 May 2018

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to come up with a coherent Brexit stance means the United Kingdom is at greater risk of spiralling toward a "no deal" Brexit with catastrophic consequences, Scotland's leader said.

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Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his "ill-judged" association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.