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United Airlines says it won’t change its policy about carry-on bags for basic economy fliers

October 19, 2018 |

If you pay a bare-bones basic economy fare on United Airlines, don’t expect the carrier to cut you a break on your carry-on luggage.

The Chicago-based carrier has announced that it won’t follow the lead of its rival, American Airlines, which began in September to allow basic economy fliers to pack…


L.A. Times – Business

North Korea Slams US: Your Policy Is ‘a Pipe Dream’

September 29, 2018 |

North Korea needs more trust in the US and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang’s top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community’s biggest worries—Syria—demanded that the US, France, and Turkey withdraw their troops from his…
Newser

Church to Establish New Policy for Sexual Abuse by Bishops

September 24, 2018 |

Roman Catholic bishops in the U.S. announced a series of new policies Wednesday for dealing with sexual-abuse accusations, the first concrete change they have publicly made since a series of new allegations this year plunged the church into crisis.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

Why red and blue states divide over green policy

September 13, 2018 |

President Donald Trump’s drive to rescind the federal efforts to combat global climate change is highlighting another chasm between Republican- and Democratic-leaning states.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Top U.K. Envoy Breaks With Trump Administration Over Iran Policy

August 24, 2018 |

The U.K.’s top diplomat defended Britain’s support for the Iran deal during his first trip to Washington, taking on an issue that is emerging as a major source of contention in the relationship between the two allies.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Trump’s New Plan Upends Obama Emissions Policy

August 20, 2018 |

For President Trump, federalism and climate policy just don’t mix—a fact that has environmental experts in a state of high anxiety, the Washington Post reports. Trump plans to announce this week that each state can set its own own coal-emission standards (pending EPA approval) rather than follow the Obama…
Newser

New Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy allows only dogs and cats on leashes or in carriers

August 14, 2018 |

Joining several other carriers that have adopted tough new rules on pets, Southwest Airlines is adopting a new policy for emotional support animals in the cabin, allowing only dogs and cats that are restrained by a leash or kept in a carrier.

The new policy, announced Tuesday by the Dallas-based…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Boot: Trump’s Iran policy not thought out

August 7, 2018 |

CNN global affairs analyst Max Boot says he doesn’t think the Trump administration has a thought-out plan for reimposing Iran sanctions.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

American Airlines Reverses Unpopular Carry-On Bag Policy

July 26, 2018 |

American Airlines last year introduced basic economy tickets that did not allow fliers to bring carry-on luggage, but the airline has now announced a reversal of that decision. Starting in September, customers who purchase basic economy fares will be allowed to bring a free carry-on bag, Dallas News reports; as…
Newser