Emirates close to buying 30 Boeing 787 in fleet compromise deal: sources

Emirates close to buying 30 Boeing 787 in fleet compromise deal: sourcesEmirates and Boeing are fine-tuning a deal that could see the Dubai carrier order around 30 787 Dreamliners as part of wider discussions about amending a separate order for 150 Boeing 777X jets, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Emirates tentatively ordered 40 Dreamliners in 2017 but "tough" last-minute talks to finalize the order this week have hinged on negotiations over the scale of its commitment to the upcoming 777X after it ran into delivery delays, they said. It remained unclear how far a restructuring of the 777X order would be discussed officially at the Dubai Airshow, where Emirates plans an announcement for 0700 GMT on Wednesday.



Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia trip

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia tripPope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday to meet with the country's small but devoted Catholic minority on a seven-day Asian trip that will include a family reunion in Bangkok and take his anti-nuclear message to Japan. The pope's plane touched down outside Bangkok around midday for a visit that coincides with the 350th anniversary of the first papal mission in Siam, the former name of Thailand. "Dear friends in Thailand and Japan, before we meet, let us pray together that these days may be rich in grace and joy," read a message on the pontiff's official Twitter account before he left the Vatican.



Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia trip

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand at start of Asia tripPope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday to meet with the country's small but devoted Catholic minority on a seven-day Asian trip that will include a family reunion in Bangkok and take his anti-nuclear message to Japan. The pope's plane touched down outside Bangkok around midday for a visit that coincides with the 350th anniversary of the first papal mission in Siam, the former name of Thailand. "Dear friends in Thailand and Japan, before we meet, let us pray together that these days may be rich in grace and joy," read a message on the pontiff's official Twitter account before he left the Vatican.



Fossil fuel polluters from U.S. to China far off climate targets - UN

Fossil fuel polluters from U.S. to China far off climate targets - UNThe world's major fossil fuel producers are set to bust global environmental goals with excessive coal, oil and gas extraction in the next decade, the United Nations and research groups said on Wednesday in the latest warning over climate crisis. The gap was largest for coal, with countries planning to produce 150% more in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 2C, and 280% more than would limit warming to 1.5C.



Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Reuters Entertainment News SummaryFollowing is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Television series "The Crown" might have won millions of fans across the globe with its dramatization of the life and reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth but one royal historian has accused it of peddling a subversive republican message. Ukrainian Bogdan Senchukov wants to carve his way into the Guinness Records: by making the world's biggest collection of musical instruments from matchsticks.





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