Crisis Averted — For Now

Congress approved a last-minute spending bill Thursday, avoiding a government shutdown over the holiday season but punting big policy and budget decisions to January, when the House and Senate will once again have to find a deal to avoid shuttering the government. The legislation, called a continuing resolution, keeps the government funded until Jan. 19, […]

Govt shutdown averted, as Congress approves temporary funding

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 00:14 Edited time: 22 Dec, 2017 00:25 The federal government will be funded until January 19, after the House and Senate approved temporary spending bills to stave off a government shutdown. The Senate’s 66-32 approval and the House’s 231-188 vote to approve the short-term spending through January 19, 2018 saw […]

‘Man who saved the world’: Tillerson praises Soviet officer who averted nuclear war

Rex Tillerson took a moment at the UN Security Council to remember Soviet officer Stanislav Petrov, who bravely called a false alarm when all computer data told him the US had launched nuclear missiles at the USSR at the height of the Cold War. “Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a […]

State of the Electronics Ban, Disaster Averted at SFO, Qatar Plans a Foreign Hub and More

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Writers Guild Strike Averted as WGA, AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal

A writers’ strike that could have mirrored the 2007-08 stoppage that had an indelible impact on the TV (as well as film) industry has been averted, as the WGA (Writers Guild of America) and AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) reached a tentative agreement early Tuesday morning, following seven weeks of talks. RELATEDRenewal […]