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Southwest Airlines, the carrier that has for years used its free peanut snacks as a marketing gimmick, will stop serving nuts on flights starting Aug. 1.
The Dallas-based low-cost carrier cited concerns over passengers with peanut allergies as a key reason why its flight attendants will switch…
The Charles Koch Foundation donated millions to George Mason University, and newly released documents reveal that in exchange, the conservative foundation was granted some influence over the hiring and firing of professors. After the revelation, the president of the university ordered an inquiry into the school’s gift acceptance policy, the…
France will introduce a legal age of consent, and it’ll be 15—four years older than the ages of the two girls whose cases sparked the calls for such an age limit. Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa on Monday announced that 15 had been selected after consulting in part with doctors…
Pink told the president of the Recording Academy to step off earlier this week, and now nearly two dozen female executives in the record industry are telling Neil Portnow to step aside from his position. It all comes out of his remarks after the Grammys on Sunday, when he reacted…
In 2015 it was a discovery described as “unlike anything we have seen.” Now even more so. A second chamber in a South African cave system has produced bones belonging to Homo naledi , a species scientists now believe may have existed around the same time as Homo sapiens and that…
Russian news media have described the arrests—including at least two intelligence officials at the FSB and an employee at Russia’s most prominent cybersecurity firm—as being part of a treason case.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe
While sales of pricey light trucks amid a sustained run of cheap fuel may be good for Detroit’s bottom line, the collapse in demand for smaller vehicles has led to job cuts elsewhere.
WSJ.com: US Business
Rohingya refugees are pouring from Myanmar into Bangladesh with stories of atrocities, fleeing what is emerging as the world’s newest guerrilla war.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia
By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) – After a year of disappointment, European businesses are hoping a victory for Hillary Clinton in the U.S. election next week may help break the logjam that has prevented large-scale Western investments in Iran since the opening of its economy. While no one in Europe is predicting a flurry of new deals should Clinton defeat her Republican rival Donald Trump on Nov. 8, a win for the Democrat would remove some of the political clouds hanging over last year's nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Business groups say this could help fuel a more aggressive push into the Iranian market in 2017, especially in the second half of the year, if a Clinton victory is followed by the re-election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next May. "If Clinton and Rouhani win, then we will have a political window of opportunity that is much bigger than we have now," said Matthieu Etourneau, who advises French firms on the Iranian market for MEDEF International, the French employers group.