3/15, 7:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump talks to Ethiopian PM, offers help in probing crash

United States President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed on Friday and offered US assistance in probing the crash of Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Trump offered condolences "over the loss of life" and stressed that the US is willing to help in finding the cause of the deadly crash, noting that he considers Ethiopia a longstanding partner and friend of the US. Abiy on his side extended condolences to "the families and friends of the eight Americans killed" in the accident.

Earlier, Ethiopian Airlines announced it sent the black box from Sunday’s plane crash to Paris for investigation. Meanwhile, Boeing announced it will roll out an update for its 737 MAX jet in 10 days.

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