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16 Mar 2019 | 9:20 PM

Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident investigation agency said on Saturday.

15 Mar 2019 | 9:38 PM

Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday.

14 Mar 2019 | 9:18 PM

Boeing 737 MAX jets could be grounded for weeks as black box probe to start on Ethiopia crash

WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to begin analysing the black boxes from a jet that crashed in Ethiopia.

14 Mar 2019 | 7:24 PM

Grieving families of Ethiopia crash victims angry at delays

ADDIS ABABA/GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Families of some of the 157 victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 stormed out of a meeting with the airline on Thursday, complaining they were not being given timely information, as others paid their respects at the burnt crash site. The airline had called a meeting with families in a hotel in Addis Ababa but around 100 relatives walked out.

13 Mar 2019 | 3:41 AM

Athletics - Haile Gebrselassie slams IAAF move to cut Diamond League disciplines

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The IAAF's decision to limit the longest event in the Diamond League circuit to 3,000 metres will "disproportionately affect" Ethiopia and Kenya, two powerhouses of middle and long-distance events, running great Haile Gebrselassie has said.

11 Mar 2019 | 10:39 PM

U.S. says 737 MAX safe to fly after Ethiopia crash; Boeing shares dip

GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States told airlines it was safe to fly 737 MAX 8 planes on Monday as investigators found two black box recorders that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines jet before it plunged to the ground on Sunday.

10 Mar 2019 | 10:49 PM

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing 157

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

7 Mar 2019 | 11:45 PM

Over 8 million Ethiopians need food aid due to violence, drought -government

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - More than eight million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a 5 percent rise from last year, due to a surge in violence that has triggered mass displacement as well as the lingering effects of past droughts, officials said on Thursday.

5 Mar 2019 | 12:13 AM

British museum to return royal hair seized in Ethiopia 150 years ago

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A museum in Britain has agreed to return a ruler's locks of hair cut from his corpse by a British soldier more than 150 years ago, Ethiopia said on Monday.

7 Feb 2019 | 1:12 AM

Ethiopia ex-official pleads not guilty to fomenting ethnic violence

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A former Ethiopian administrator pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of instigating ethnic violence in an eastern region, where a government investigation found authorities presided over a litany of crimes including beheadings, torture, and mass rape.