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France should not interfere in Iran's missile program: adviser to Iran's supreme leader


BEIRUT France should not interfere in Iran's missile program, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader, said on Saturday according to state media.

Business jets risk U.S. pilot shortage on competition from airlines

MONTREAL Business jet operators, already offering double digit raises to attract pilots, could face a labor shortfall in North America as they compete with U.S. airlines for talent, executives and analysts said.

Raytheon gets OK for $10.5 billion Patriot sale to Poland: Pentagon

The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday.

U.S. oil drilling rig count holds steady this week: Baker Hughes

U.S. energy companies kept the oil rig count unchanged this week, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said on Friday, as some analysts expect a gradual decline in overall rigs in the fourth quarter and in 2018.

Breakingviews - Viewsroom: AT&T’s $85 bln deal runs into static

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - The telecom firm’s acquisition of Time Warner, owner of CNN, may hit regulatory hurdles in D.C. President Trump’s caustic tweets against the news network look self-interested, but watchdogs could yet legitimately rethink norms of competition. Plus: GE searches for a way forward.

Nearly 2,000 Siemens employees protest against job cuts

BERLIN Siemens employees protested in various German cities on Friday against the company's proposal to cut 6,900 jobs, which a senior Siemens official said could be revised after negotiations with the union. | Video

Pets or planes? Investors tout lesser-known bets for 2018

NEW YORK With U.S. stock prices near record highs and major economies worldwide on an upswing, top investment professionals are seeking out less familiar and less popular ways to invest.

Russian long-range bombers strike Islamic State targets in Syria: agencies

MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State on Friday in Albu Kamal in eastern Syria, where the jihadists have staged a counter-attack after the Syrian army declared victory over them.

Lebanon's Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

BEIRUT Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) on Friday lifted restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes traveling from Beirut to London, the airline said.

GE shares rise after CEO Flannery buys stock

Shares of General Electric Co opened higher on Friday after Chief Executive John Flannery disclosed that he bought 60,000 shares of the industrial conglomerate's stock.

Lebanese foreign minister says hopes Hariri returns to Beirut: RIA

MOSCOW Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said in Moscow that he hopes Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, would return to Beirut after he completes his visit to France, Russia's RIA news agency reported.


Tesla's unfettered ambition will drain finances: analysts

Tesla Inc may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and accelerated production of a high-volume electric sedan, analysts said on Friday.