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Saudi airline faces claim over 50 leased Airbus planes - documents

DUBAI (Reuters) - State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines is facing a claim in London's High Court filed last month by a Dubai-based financial services firm over an alleged breach of lease agreements of 50 Airbus AIR.PA aircraft, court documents showed. FILE PHOTO: A Saudia, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, plane lands at Rafik al-Hariri airport in Beirut, Lebanon June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi. Alif Segregated Portfolio Company, which ... Full story

Arc de Triomphe bomb alert in Paris lifted Reuters

Slideshow ( 4 images ). PARIS (Reuters) - The areas around the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower in central Paris have been reopened after briefly being evacuated on Tuesday for security alerts, police told Reuters. The Arc de Triomphe area and surrounding subway stations had been evacuated following a bomb alert, but by 1630 GMT traffic was back to normal, police and witnesses said. The Paris Champ de Mars park around the Eiffel Tower had also ... Full story

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Security 'did not approach bomber over racism fears'

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Security 'did not approach bomber over racism fears' - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationdurationdurationdurationplayplayplayplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men facing homosexuality charge

LAGOS (Reuters) - A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen as a test of the country’s laws banning homosexual relationships. The Nigerian law banning gay marriage, punishable by up to 14 years in prison, and same-sex “amorous relationships”, prompted an international outcry when it came into force under former ... Full story

T-Mobile launches new TVision streaming bundles, pricing starts at $10 per month – TechCrunch

T-Mobile is launching new skinny bundles of live TV and streaming services to compete with expensive cable subscriptions. The carrier has already been moving into the TV market with the acquisition of Layer3 and the subsequent launch of TVision Home last year . However, that was closer to traditional cable, with a price tag starting at $100 a month and availability limited to select markets. (T-Mobile also offers free Netflix with some family ... Full story

Sony seeing 'very considerable' PS5 demand ahead of launch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is seeing “very considerable” demand for its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console via pre-orders, its gaming chief said on Wednesday, as users rush to secure the next-generation device ahead of its Nov. 12 launch. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sony PlayStation is displayed at Tokyo Game Show 2019 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan, September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo. The Japanese tech company pre-sold as many PS5 ... Full story

5 startup theses that will transform the 2020s – TechCrunch

I wrote a call to action for the tech community to dive deeper into the future of innovation this coming decade . Where are some of the hot spots going to come from though? Below, I have assembled a very loose set of five clusters broadly categorized into “wellness,” “climate,” “data society,” “creativity,” and “fundamentals” that offer some scaffolding for understanding what’s about to come this decade and how and any entrepreneur — really, ... Full story

This Gorgeous New Linux Phone Ships With Ubuntu Touch And LineageOS

If you happen to love Linux or Android, adored the Nokia N900 and miss the glory days of physical keyboards on your phone, say hello to your early Christmas present. UK-based F(x)tec and renowned smartphone community XDA have joined forces to create a beautifully crafted, privacy-focused smartphone that not only looks terrific but marks a significant first: The Pro1-X ships with pure Android alternative LineageOS out of the box. The Pro1-X ... Full story

Let’s move beyond 2020 and start thinking about the 2020s – TechCrunch

Seasonality is critical for the media. End-of-year wrap-ups, best books for the summer, things to do this weekend — they’re all methods to note not only the passage of time, but also to begin to set the tone for what is about to come. Everyone covered the end of the 2010s with aplomb, a decade that, at least in tech, was filled with huge milestones, including some of the largest startup IPOs of all time and also some of the worst lows we’ve ... Full story

Almost half a million Americans contract COVID-19 in past week as infections surge

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Nearly half a million people in the United States have contracted the novel coronavirus in the last seven days, according to a Reuters tally, as cases and hospitalizations set fresh records in hot spots in the Midwest. Slideshow ( 2 images ). More than 5,600 people died from the virus nationwide in the last week, with hospitalizations shooting up 13%, a Reuters analysis showed. Illinois, which has emerged as a hot spot in ... Full story