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Nissan board announces CEO Saikawa stepping down

  YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (AFP) — Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa will step down next week, the company’s board said Monday, amid accusations of financial irregularities as the carmaker reels from the arrest and ouster of former boss Carlos Ghosn. “After the …

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US opens probe of four automakers over California emissions pact

  NEW YORK (AFP) — The US Department of Justice has opened an antitrust probe of California’s agreement with four automakers on fuel efficiency standards that circumvented the Trump administration’s plans, automakers said Friday. The agreement announced in July increases …

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Southwest Airlines again pushes back 737 MAX return date

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Southwest Airlines on Thursday again pushed back its target date for returning the Boeing 737 MAX to service, citing uncertainty about when regulators will permit the jet to fly. The domestic-focused US carrier pushed the …

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Last section of elevated High Line park opens to public

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK  (Eagle News) — The final section of the High Line, called “The Spur,” officially opened to the public on June 5, 2019. After a decade of community grass root efforts and …

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Full steam ahead for Austria’s night trains

by Sophie MAKRIS VIENNA, Austria (AFP) — It looks like a scene from the halcyon days of the railways: travelers finding their sleeper berth, turning on the reading light and stowing their cases under the bed. But it’s still a …

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Black History Month: The legacy of L. B. Brown, former slave turned community builder

By Melissa Sarmiento Allen EBC Florida Bureau POLK COUNTY, Florida (Eagle News) – Along an unassuming street in the quaint town of Bartow sits one of Florida’s historical crown jewels, The L.B. Brown House, which is listed in the National …

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Huge North Korean beach resort ‘nearing completion’

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — A giant beach resort in North Korea is nearing completion, a US monitor said Thursday, with satellite pictures showing rapid progress on the sprawling development, now equipped with a water slide and cinema. The seaside …

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#EBCPhotography: Morning of New Year in Edison, Alberta, Canada

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Jetliner lands in US after world’s longest flight

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — An Airbus jetliner arrived in Newark on Friday after a nearly 18-hour trip from Singapore, completing the world’s longest commercial flight. It marked the revival of a route that had been eliminated in …

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Ashikaga flower park in Tochigi, Japan

  If you are a wanderlust, try to embark on a Wisteria adventure for a tranquil experience. Ashikaga flower park in Tochigi, about three hours north of Tokyo by local train showcases the beauty of mainly wisteria (commonly known as …

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‘French Spiderman’ foiled in Seoul skyscraper attempt

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — French urban freeclimber Alain Robert attempted to scale the world’s fifth-tallest building Wednesday, getting more than half way up the 123-storey Lotte World Tower in Seoul before security forced him to abandon the ascent. The 55-year-old, …

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Everest’s Hillary Step now a ‘slope’: climbers

by Annabel Symington Agence France Presse KATHMANDU, Nepal (AFP) — Mount Everest’s Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop just below the summit — is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock …

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