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Possible Cabin Crew Strikes Threaten Ryanair Flights This Summer


An empty Ryanair customer services desk is seen at Dublin airport in Dublin, Ireland September 27, 2017. Meanwhile, Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, of the International Transport Workers' Federation, said some unions affiliated to it are already balloting for industrial action or they are planning to. Read More »

Ryanair warns of cancelled flights on Thursday after pilot strike vote


The Irish Air Line Pilots' Association has advised its members to get financial advice "due to the likelihood of industrial action continuing over a prolonged period". Europe's largest budget airline Ryanair on Monday offered to meet the representatives of its pilots and their affiliated trade union at a neutral venue as a compromise to avoid an imminent strike threatened by them on Thursday. Read More »

Justice Department Appeals AT&T-Time Warner Approval


During the trial, the DOJ argued the vertical merger, a merger between two companies in the same industry but at different stages of the business, would reduce competition and hurt consumers by allowing the company to have greater control in negotiations with programmers. Read More »

Greyhound Package Business In Western Canada Ripe For Replacement By Other Firms


The national motor coach carrier is discontinuing service west of Sudbury, effective October 31, as part of massive nation-wide cuts in Ontario and Western Canada. In total, 107 communities in Alberta will lose service. "I think the government should make it easier for investors", he said. UBER, now one of the biggest people transport companies in the world, must be examining ways of providing a rural UBER passenger service. Read More »

Kenya ranked third most innovative country in Africa


The US fell from fourth place in 2017 to sixth this year, while China jumped from 22nd to 17th in the rankings. The Netherlands , Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, United States of America, Finland, Denmark , Germany and Ireland rounded GII 2018 top ten. Read More »

Europe 'better watch themselves' on immigration

Asked whether he thought that immigration was damaging the cultural fabric of the country - the question raised in relation to comments made by the President at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit on Thursday and a previous interview in the British press - President Trump said: "I think it's been very bad for Europe". Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation survives Trump, but the turmoil is leaving scars

Earlier Thursday, Trump called out US allies on Twitter, saying, "Presidents have been trying unsuccessfully for years to get Germany and other rich NATO Nations to pay more toward their protection from Russian Federation". He continued the attack Thursday, complaining that "Germany just started paying Russian Federation, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russian Federation". Read More »

How much do we really spend?


Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani similarly told The New York Times last week that public opinion about Mueller's probe is swinging toward the president. "(The) 2 per cent (figure) was a range, a goal, now it's a commitment, it was like this amorphous number out there and now it's a real commitment", he said. Read More »

Trump lashes out at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies calling for increase in defence spending

There is no penalty for not reaching the 2% goal; it's simply a guideline, and most member states have increased defense spending even if they haven't reached that goal quite yet. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel were also singled out by Trump for undershooting on their spending targets when United States taxpayers, funding a defence budget worth about 3.6 percent of their national income, foot much of NATO's bills. Read More »

Sign deal to lift ban


On Wednesday, Commerce said in a statement that it had signed an agreement for ZTE to deposit US$400 million into an escrow account, the last step before the ban can be lifted. ZTE had said the ban threatened its survival. U.S. ZTE paid over 200 U.S. companies more than US$2.3 billion in 2017, including Qualcomm Inc, Intel Corp, Broadcom Inc and Texas Instruments Inc. Read More »

Frozen vegetables recalled from Aussie supermarkets over contamination fears


On June 29, the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products produced by the company's Baja facility. "This suggests that the strains have persisted in the processing plant despite the cleaning and disinfection procedures that were carried out", according to the EFSA. Read More »

Donald Trump slams Theresa May's Brexit negotiations in United Kingdom interview


Trump said . "If they do that, then their trade deal with the US will probably not be made". May's plan "will definitely affect trade with the United States, unfortunately in a negative way". But it also says that because of the deep cross-Channel links, "equivalence" is not good enough either. "It's been a very hard week for the British government but from an Irish perspective and an European Union perspective we have been watching on and what you'll see is the European Union taking ... Read More »

Bank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate to 1.5 per cent


Governing Council expects that higher interest rates will be warranted to keep inflation near target and will continue to take a gradual approach, guided by incoming data. The Bank of Canada is also releasing its quarterly update of projections, which predicts slightly stronger growth in both 2019 and 2020, compared with its outlook in April. Read More »

Oil rallies as IEA warns of output capacity limits


The IEA welcomed in its July report last month's agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russian Federation to open the taps in order to bring prices down from multi-year highs. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Washington would consider requests from some countries to be exempt from sanctions due to go into effect in November to prevent Iran from exporting oil. Read More »

Trump says Pfizer is rolling back drug ‘price hikes’


He said the company was "modifying prices" for roughly 10 per cent of its 400 medicines and vaccines, and that "list prices do not reflect what most patients or insurance companies pay". "Great news for the American people!" The Financial Times and Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies had raised prices in recent days. Read More »

Erdogan Sworn in for Second Term as Turkish President


Erdogan's son-in-law, who previously served as energy minister , assumes responsibility for Turkey's finances at a precarious time. Mr Erdogan, who was re-elected last month, has vowed to "propel our country forward" with his sweeping new powers. Read More »

Central bank hikes rate, predicts modest overall impact from US tariff fight

The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.5 per cent Wednesday, even as the economy faces fallout from widening trade uncertainty. Household spending is being dampened by higher interest rates and tighter mortgage lending guidelines. Economists anticipate several more hikes this year and in 2019. Read More »

Iranian minister: Donald Trump’s order to OPEC ‘insulting’


OPEC and Russian Federation and other producers last month agreed to add 1 million barrels to the market. If Trump really wants to reduce oil prices in America, he should start there. "Iran's oil will not lose its customers because a lot of companies are buying oil from the country", said Moayyed Hosseini Sadr, the ministry advisor. Read More »

What Is the Endgame for the Trump Trade Wars?


The additional US tariffs, which will go through a two-month approval process including a public hearing, come after China retaliated in a tit-for-tat trade skirmish last week. retailers, said: "The president has broken his promise to bring maximum pain on China, minimum pain on consumers". China immediately retaliated with duties on the same value of US goods, including soybeans and cars. Read More »

Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's first executive president


Maduro, who tweeted the praise as a video message, was among more than 50 high-level foreign leaders, including 22 heads of states, who attended Erdoğan's inauguration ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara on July 9. In one of the most significant changes, the European Union affairs ministry, set up in 2011 to oversee Turkey's faltering bid to join the bloc, will be subsumed into the foreign ministry. Read More »

Leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea meet for historic peace talks


The two countries fought a bitter war almost 20 years ago over a disputed border. "The events of these past two days between Ethiopia and Eritrea are like the fall of the Berlin Wall". Ethiopia's state-owned airlines will resume flights to Eritrea's capital Asmara next week, a state-affiliated news agency reported on Monday, hours after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their "state of war" over. Read More »

Woman on oxygen tank dies after her power is cut off


The company, Public Service Electric and Gas Co., had cut off power to her home that morning because of overdue bills. 'We were fanning her. Another woman in NY lost three children after a candle she used to light her home after losing power started a fire, and a man in MI died of hypothermia after his power was shut off. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan appoints son-in-law as finance minister


The lira has been battered by concern about Erdogan´s drive for lower interest rates and by comments in May that he planned to take greater control of the economy after the June elections. But Erdogan faces immediate challenges posed by Ankara's faltering bid to join the European Union and tensions between the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally. Read More »

Windsor's unemployment rate slightly below national average in June


Unemployment in Northeast B.C. dropped to seven per cent in June, according to Statistics Canada's latest labour force survey. The Canadian economy added 31,800 jobs in June, more than the 24,000 gain that analysts had predicted. The public sector has increased its membership by 11 800 jobs, while the private sector lost 2,000 employees. More people were employed in construction, natural resources, and manufacturing. Read More »

Timehop’s data breach compromised 21 million accounts


During the attack, account information of about 21 million users was stolen, including names, email addresses and phone numbers of those who used them to login to the app. Access tokens to your social media and online photo services . "The damage was limited because of our long-standing commitment to only use the data we absolutely need to provide our service". Read More »

Chequers mate: Theresa May ambush routs cabinet Brexiteers


This new broadside comes only hours after Mrs May made it clear that collective cabinet responsibility, suspended during the referendum (and to some extent throughout the Brexit process), was now fully restored. The document has not been endorsed by the ERG but was "devastating", a Brexiteer source said. One Tory MP told Sky News: "We've been mugged". Full details will be published in a white paper on Thursday, with Brussels expecting a round of negotiations in the week commencing July ... Read More »

China hits back after USA imposes tariffs worth $34bn


Beijing yesterday also lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the United States tariffs. China accused the U.S. of launching the "largest trade war in economic history", saying it was "typical trade bullying" that could trigger "global market turmoil". Read More »

Most senior Brexit official quits United Kingdom government


Friday's agreement, which came after marathon talks at the prime minister's country retreat, would "make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real", he added. Is May's future on the brink? . He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis's exit. Read More »

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

The coffeecompany announced Monday that it will phase out plastic strawsfrom all of its stores by 2020. Some offer more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as straws made of paper, bamboo, steel, even Twizzlers. Frappuccino drinks will still be served with dome lids, but with straws made from paper or compostable plastic. "For our partners and customers, this is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ... Read More »

Elon Musk designs escape pod for soccer team trapped in Thai cave


Water levels have a massive effect on the difficulty of the rescue operation . After considering a "bouncy castle" air tube that the kids might be able to wriggle through to safety, Musk and his team settled on the idea of building a kid-sized submarine, equipped with external air tanks. Read More »