Unruly passengers: Survey shows most flight attendants have dealt with bad behavior onboard

Flight attendants hand out refreshments to a packed Delta Airlines flight traveling from Ronald Regan National Airport to MinneapolisSaint Paul International Airport on Friday, May 21, 2021. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Verbal attacks. Seat kicking. Throwing trash at crew. Those are some of the incidents flight attendants have faced this … Read more

Blinken warns talks with Iran can’t go on indefinitely

“We are committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely,” Blinken said at a press conference in Kuwait. Referring to the deal by its formal name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the top US diplomat warned that time is running out to save the gains made by the 2015 agreement that offered … Read more

Rent controls are becoming a highly divisive issue in Europe

In front of the criminal court in Moabit, supporters of a left-wing housing project in Köpenicker Straße protest against its eviction. A woman holds a sign with the English inscription “A roof or your head a basic human right”. picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images  LONDON — Rent controls are becoming increasingly popular … Read more

Senate votes to advance bipartisan infrastructure bill as Democrats forge ahead with ambitious economic agenda

The lead GOP negotiators on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation speak to reporters after meeting privately with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. T Drew Angerer | Getty Images The Senate voted Wednesday to advance a bipartisan infrastructure plan, a critical step toward Democrats passing … Read more

US and Russia hold ‘substantive’ strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman led a delegation of US officials in a meeting with Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, the first in a series of “integrated Strategic Stability Dialogue” talks arranged in June at President Joe Biden’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. These strategic talks come as Russia is … Read more

Senate could vote as soon as Wednesday to move forward with infrastructure bill, Schumer says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Senate could vote as soon as Wednesday to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. “Senators continue to make good progress on both tracks of legislation,” … Read more

UBS warns that it’s not time to bottom fish in the Chinese markets yet

Investors looking for bargains in the Chinese market should beware as stocks there could see further losses, warns UBS Global Wealth Management’s Kelvin Tay. “I think there’s actually more room for this to actually run,” Tay, regional chief investment officer at the firm, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Wednesday. “I certainly don’t think this … Read more

S Basavaraj Bommai: A former socialist who owes allegiance to BJP now

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 28, 2021) With a political career spanning over 21 years, S Basavaraj Bommai has always been considered a former socialist now owing allegiance to BJP. For, his father and former chief minister SR Bommai was from Janata Dal and he too began his political career from the same … Read more

U.S. will conduct airstrikes in Afghanistan against the Taliban as foreign forces withdraw

A picture taken on January 13, 2020, during a press tour organised by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group, shows US army drones at the Ain al-Asad airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. Ayman Henna | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The United States will maintain a … Read more

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record highs amid U.S. withdrawal, UN report says

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan reached record level highs in the first half of 2021, as U.S. and coalition forces began withdrawing from the war-torn nation, according to a United Nations report released on Monday. A major spike in casualties started in May, when the withdrawal began in earnest and the Islamist Taliban made advances to … Read more