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Thousands face delays as BA flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’

Thousands face delays as BA flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’

Business
Thousands of passengers face delays as British Airways experiences disruption to flights caused by a "technical issue".The airline said overnight that a small number of planes were affected by the glitch - the latest in a series of PR headaches for the carrier caused by apparent computer system woes and, latterly, damaging strikes by pilots. It later confirmed: "Our teams are working hard to resolve a technical issue which is affecting some of our flights, and we have rebooked customers onto alternative flights and offered hotel accommodation where they have been unable to continue their journeys last night."We are very sorry for the disruption to their travel plans."By mid-morning BA confirmed it planned to operate a full flight schedule on Thursday but admitted: "There may be some knock-...

New carrier heads to sea for tests amid debate over delays

Technology
The nation's newest aircraft carrier left a Virginia shipyard and returned to sea for more tests Friday, just days after fresh concerns were raised in Washington over when the highly advanced ship will be ready for combat. The USS Gerald R. Ford departed for sea trials in the wake of a public back-and-forth between a congresswoman and U.S. Navy leaders over delays, cost overruns and systems that aren't fully operational. For example, not all of the ship's weapons elevators, which transport missiles and bombs to the flight deck, have been completed. Speaking at a congressional hearing Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria said the Ford should have been deployable in 2018 but may not be ready until 2024. "I just truly don't feel this is a great investment as a taxpayer — $ 13 billion on a ship t
Afghanistan delays announcing results of presidential election

Afghanistan delays announcing results of presidential election

World
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's election commission has delayed announcing results of the presidential election. The results from the Sept. 28 election were due Saturday. "Regrettably, the commission, due to technical issues and for the sake of transparency, could not announce the presidential election initial poll results," Hawa Alam Nuristani, head of the Independent Election Commission, said. Nuristani said she hoped the results will be released "as soon as possible." The top opponents, President Ashrafent Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, both have declared victory and said they wouldn't accept defeat because of suspected flaws in the voting process. The United Nations and the U.S. Embassy have asked all candidates to accept the results. In 2014, presidential election resu...
US delays China tariffs for laptops and mobile phones

US delays China tariffs for laptops and mobile phones

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter The US is to delay imposing 10% tariffs on a number of Chinese products including laptops and phones until December - helping Wall Street shares bounce back after a big sell-off.Extra duties were set to have been imposed on a $ 300bn list of products from next month but this has been pushed back to 15 December for "certain articles" including laptops and mobile phones. Tariff hikes on games consoles, certain toys, computer monitors and some items of footwear and clothing have also been delayed, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said.The delay is likely to provide some relief for US retailers stocking up on Chinese-made goods ahead of the festive season.Speaking to reporters in New Jersey, Donald...
Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Huawei has delayed the launch of the Mate X folding handset until September, having originally planned to launch it this summer.The firm said it wanted to conduct extra tests following screen problems reported by early reviewers of Samsung's Galaxy Fold.Both firms had unveiled the devices in February but Huawei said it now wanted to be "cautious". Samsung currently has no release date for the Fold.Huawei confirmed to the BBC that the Mate X is expected to launch in September 2019."We don't want to launch a product to destroy our reputation," it told CNBC."The Mate X was always going to come later than Samsung's Galaxy Fold, but the Korean phone-maker's problems have certainly given Huawei more brea...