Ryanair passengers in uproar as new bag policy results in HUGE airport queues

Ryanair passengers have taken to social media to complain about the growing length of airport queues after the budget airline introduced its new hand luggage rules this month. Under the new policy, only a small handbag or laptop-size bag will be allowed onboard. It has to measure no more than 40cm x 20cm x 25cm […]

US & Mexico agree on border policy to keep caravan migrants out while asylum is processed

The incoming Mexican government has reached a preliminary deal with the US, under which asylum seekers will have to wait on the Mexican side of the border while their requests are processed. Thousands are stranded there already. The plan unambiguously entitled ‘Remain in Mexico’ significantly changes US asylum regulations, which currently allow refugees to wait […]

World Curling Tour considering conduct policy after 'extremely drunk' curlers ejected from bonspiel

CALGARY — In the wake of four curlers being ejected from a bonspiel in Red Deer, Alta., over the weekend, the World Curling Tour says it's now considering a Code of Conduct policy. The curling foursome of Jamie Koe, Ryan Fry, Chris Schille, and DJ Kidby was kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic […]

German immigration policy under fire after gang-rape of young woman in Freiburg

German police have arrested eight people, including seven Syrian refugees and a German citizen, over their suspected involvement in a group sexual assault on a 18-year-old woman in the city of Freiburg. The incident took place on the night of October 14 but the police only issued a detailed report on the matter after all […]

Economists think antitrust policy should pay more attention to workers

OF LATE, POWERFUL corporations have been pairing up with impressive ardour. Perhaps it is something in the air. Or perhaps it is friendly regulators. On October 22nd America’s antitrust authorities gave their blessing to this year’s latest mega-merger: the union of Praxair and Linde, two industrial-gas giants worth a combined $ 90bn. Despite signs that […]

Debate over migrant ‘caravan’ ignores the real problem: Decades of destabilizing US foreign policy

With the US-bound caravan of Central American migrants being used as a political football ahead of the midterm elections, there’s one factor receiving scant attention: The role the US itself has played in destabilizing the region. US President Donald Trump has condemned the migrants, many of which began their journey in Honduras, calling some of […]

Bolton and Kelly exchange profanities outside Oval Office over immigration policy

A heated, obscenity-filled exchange over immigration between the chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton has shocked the aides in the West Wing, sparking fears of possible White House reshuffling. Two of President Donald Trump’s top aides were not shy to express their opinion about the progress made to stop illegal […]

Trump’s unusual Fed bashing raises the stakes of a policy blunder that damages the economy

Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Donald Trump is blaming the Federal Reserve for the stock market’s sell-off.  While it’s unusual for the US president to publicly bash the Fed, many investors agree that fears of higher interest rates are partly responsible for the volatility.  By pitting himself against the Fed, Trump is raising the stakes of a […]

Car insurance UK – Can what you post on Facebook negatively affect your policy?

Car insurance is still one of the biggest expenditures that motorists face paying annually to keep their car on the road.  Policy prices differ massively between insurers and the overall cost can be impacted and influenced by a number of factors. This includes your address, age, job title and whether or not you’ve made a […]