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Ethiopia crash victims' relatives mark 40 days of mourning

Apr. 18, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

BISHOFTU, Ethiopia (AP) — Dozens of relatives of the 157 people who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash have gathered to end 40 days of mourning according to Ethiopian Orthodox tradition. Families held victims' photos or flags representing their 35 nationalities. Many wore black. The March 10 crash...

Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa cruises to Boston Marathon title

Apr. 15, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Worknesh Degefa had never set foot on the Boston Marathon course before she toed the start line in Hopkinton, Massachusetts on Monday morning. It didn't stop the 28-year-old Ethiopian from conquering it on her first trip down the famed route. Degefa broke away from the rest of the field early...

Ivanka Trump eyes laws, customs holding back African women

Apr. 15, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Visiting Africa to promote female economic development, Ivanka Trump on Monday sought to spotlight laws and customs that hold women on the continent back, from restrictions on property ownership to gender-based violence. The president's daughter and senior adviser, on a...

Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Apr. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff last month. The president's daughter and senior adviser visited Holy Trinity Cathedral Monday, where she met with religious leaders and laid a wreath...

Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa wins women's race at Boston Marathon; pulled ahead early and ran last 20 miles alone

Apr. 15, 2019 11:56 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa wins women's race at Boston Marathon; pulled ahead early and ran last 20 miles alone.

Ivanka Trump promotes women's empowerment in Ethiopia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It...

Memorial marks 1 month since Ethiopian Airlines crash

Apr. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A somber memorial has marked one month since the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the many humanitarian workers killed. Wednesday's event in Ethiopia's capital was organized for 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers killed when the flight crashed minutes after takeoff from...

Minnesota man's family sues Boeing over deadly plane crash

Apr. 9, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Minnesota man who died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 Max aircraft that was involved in the crash and is now being investigated by U.S. prosecutors. The suit was filed Monday...

Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet's final journey

Apr. 5, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new Boeing jetliner, the pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 encountered problems with the plane. Almost immediately, a device called a stick shaker began vibrating the captain's control column, warning him that the plane might be about...

Report on Ethiopian crash ratchets up pressure on Boeing

Apr. 5, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A preliminary report released Thursday on the Ethiopian Airlines crash last month found that pilots followed all recommended procedures issued by Boeing, ratcheting up pressure on the plane maker that critics say has put profits before safety. The findings from the Ethiopian government...