French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Air France airplane lands at the Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy PARIS (Reuters) – French lawmakers voted late on Saturday to abolish domestic flights on routes than can be covered by train in under two-and-a-half hours, as the government seeks to lower carbon emissions even as the air travel industry reels […]

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U.S. lawmakers introduce legislation to help Black farmers

3/3 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks with reporters as he arrives for a vote in the U.S. Capitol in Washington 2/3 By Christopher Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – Lawmakers introduced two bills to help minority farmers this week, aiming to address longstanding injustices in the agricultural sector. Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock […]

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Yellen to urge lawmakers to ‘act big’, put aside concerns on mounting debt – report

WSJ reports on the matter, citing a review of the text of Yellen’s remarks to the Senate Finance Committee Yellen is set to stress that further action is needed to prevent a longer and more painful recession now and long-term scarring of the economy later, arguing that: Neither the President-elect, nor I, propose this relief […]

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Taiwan lawmakers approve imports of additive-fed U.S. pork

3/3 © Reuters. The main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party stages a protest to oppose the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine in Taipei 2/3 TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s parliament on Thursday approved measures that pave the way for imports of U.S. pork containing a leanness-enhancing additive, despite objections by the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party […]

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German lawmakers to quiz ex-Wirecard boss on Berlin’s role

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Braun of Wirecard AG attends the company’s annual news conference in Aschheim 2/2 By Christian Kraemer and John O’Donnell BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German lawmakers will question the former boss of collapsed payments firm Wirecard about its contacts with government on Thursday, as they investigate Berlin’s role in the biggest corporate […]

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Russian lawmakers back tax hike for mining, oil industry at first reading

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian lawmakers on Tuesday supported a plan by the finance ministry to increase taxes for some mining companies and the oil industry, as Moscow seeks to plug the holes in its budget left by lower oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic. Russia announced the plan, which is expected to bring in 340 […]

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U.S. lawmakers, Bank of America press small business agency to fix PPP lending data

By Michelle Price, Chris Prentice and Koh Gui Qing WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bank of America Inc (N:), the second-largest U.S. lender, has asked the Trump administration to correct data meant to offer public accountability on the recipients of $ 520 billion in pandemic aid designed to preserve jobs, and a group of U.S. Democratic lawmakers […]

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UK lawmakers, retailers call for action to prevent garment workers’ exploitation

© Reuters. LONDON (Reuters) – A group of 50 British lawmakers, retailers such as Marks & Spencer and New Look, and investors and NGOs called on Monday for urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment factory workers in the United Kingdom. Their joint letter, coordinated by industry lobby group the British Retail Consortium (BRC) […]

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Lawmakers label British Airways ‘national disgrace’ over jobs

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bournemouth LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways was labelled a “national disgrace” by lawmakers for its treatment of employees on Saturday, adding to pressure on the airline as it juggles job cuts and new quarantine rules. Britain’s Transport Select Committee said that BA and […]

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Exclusive: French lawmakers want hard line in Brexit fishing talks

By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) – French lawmakers have urged the government to stay firm over fishing in Brexit negotiations, potentially complicating EU negotiator Michel Barnier’s ability to compromise with Britain. In a report approved by the National Assembly’s European affairs committee on Thursday, lawmakers urged President Emmanuel Macron’s government to keep French fishermen’s right […]

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