Lehigh Valley Business Around the Globe http://www.lvb.com/section/Around-the-Globe Around the Globe News News en-us Copyright 2015 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Sun, 24 May 2015 16:10:49 EST Sun, 24 May 2015 16:10:49 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529955&source=RSS Business Uber is one step closer to picking you up in a self-driving car Uber users are a step closer being chauffeured around town in driverless cars. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:39:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529955&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529956&source=RSS US Bulletin warns Texas police of potential new threats from bikers Waco, Texas CNNTexas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from biker gangs in the wake of a recent shootout in Waco. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:33:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529956&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529957&source=RSS World Irish voting on same-sex marriage Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage on Friday. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:27:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529957&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529958&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Elephant snatches student's camera, snaps a 'selfie' KOH PHANGAN, Thailand, May 21 UPI -- An elephant in Thailand confiscated a Canadian tourist's GoPro camera and snapped a once-in-a-lifetime elphie with the student. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:23:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150522/LVB01/150529958&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529975&source=RSS Business BP settles claims with Transocean, Halliburton In a series of legal deals, BP PLC agreed to settle nearly all remaining claims with Halliburton Co. and Transocean Ltd. related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill Thu, 21 May 2015 08:57:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529975&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529976&source=RSS US Protesters descend on McDonald's HQ ahead of shareholders meeting CHICAGO &#8212 Thousands of protesters calling for a 15 minimum wage and a union have descended near the McDonald's headquarters as newly-installed CEO Steve Easterbrook gets ready to address annual shareholders meeting on Thursday for the first time as the company's chief executive. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529976&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529977&source=RSS World Malaysia orders search and rescue for boats Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said his country will conduct search and rescue missions for Rohingya migrant boats in the Andaman Sea. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:46:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529977&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529978&source=RSS Out of the ordinary New York teacher plans Young Jedi Academy after school program NEW YORK, May 20 UPI -- A New York teacher's plan for a fitness-oriented after-school program comes from a galaxy far, far away -- a Star Wars-inspired Young Jedi Academy. Thu, 21 May 2015 08:42:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150521/LVB01/150529978&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529990&source=RSS Business Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos names first woman executive to coveted top role For more than 15 years, one role at Amazon has stood out as perhaps the most coveted Jeff Bezos&#8217s &#8220shadow,&#8221 who acts as an adviser to the CEO, sitting by his side in daily meetings and serving as a sounding board on big decisions. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:22:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529991&source=RSS US Nine dead bikers ID'd businesses allowed to reopen WACO, Texas &#8212 It will take time to fully unravel the amount of violence that unfolded in just seconds Sunday afternoon at a Waco restaurant. But as of 330 a. m. Wednesday, the Central Texas Marketplace where the shootout occurred will reopen for business. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529991&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529992&source=RSS World North Korea claims progress on nuclear 'miniaturization' North Korea has repeated its claim to be able to make nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:15:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529992&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529993&source=RSS Out of the ordinary Chinese man with 17 girlfriends arrested on fraud allegations CHANGSHA, China, May 19 UPI -- A Chinese man whose 17 girlfriends discovered each other while visiting him in the hospital last month has been arrested on fraud charges. Wed, 20 May 2015 09:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150520/LVB01/150529993&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150519/LVB01/150519860&source=RSS Business Court rules anyone can copy the iPhone's design A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that Apple AAPL, Tech30 could not seek damages from Samsung for copying the basic design of the iPhone, overturning a lower court's ruling. Tue, 19 May 2015 08:52:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150519/LVB01/150519860&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150519/LVB01/150519861&source=RSS US Bulletin warned of potential 'war' between biker gangs DALLAS &#8212 For months, there had been skirmishes and talk of a war between the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle gangs over money, turf and respect, according to a law enforcement bulletin. Tue, 19 May 2015 08:49:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150519/LVB01/150519861&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20150519/LVB01/150519862&source=RSS World Afghan police jailed over Farkhunda mob killing Eleven Afghan policemen have been sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman killed by a mob in the capital Kabul in March. Tue, 19 May 2015 08:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20150519/LVB01/150519862&source=RSS