Why you shouldn’t arrive too early for your flight and expert tips for avoiding airport queues

Widespread enthusiasm for the return of unrestricted travel in Europe has been overshadowed by airport chaos in recent weeks, leaving passengers anxious and confused. Thousands of travelers faced queues of up to three hours at some destinations. In the UK, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports were among those caught off guard by staff shortages … Read more

Dollar hovers near 2-decade high as CPI keeps aggressive US rate hikes likely

A man counts US dollar banknotes at an exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) – The US dollar held near a two-decade high on Wednesday after US inflation moderated less than markets had expected, keeping the Federal Reserve … Read more

Shipping insurance costs across the Black Sea are skyrocketing

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Insurers have raised the cost of cover for merchant ships crossing the Black Sea, adding to soaring freight rates in the region for vessels still ready to sail after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Shipowners pay war risk insurance annually as well as an additional “infraction” premium when entering … Read more

Analysis: Aircraft lessors prepare to fight insurers over Russian plane default

Passenger planes of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines are parked at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marina Lystseva Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Major landlord promises ‘vigorous’ pursuit of claims Legal expert says results could be unpredictable Soaring insurance rates ‘are not a pretty sight’ Lessors keep in … Read more

Explanation: Can companies leaving Russia recover their losses through insurance?

March 23 (Reuters) – Hundreds of companies said they were pulling out or suspending operations in Russia after it invaded Ukraine, by energy producer Shell Plc (SHELL) to car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) to PwC, a global professional services firm. Here’s a look at how insurance and international arbitration could soften the blow to … Read more

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

VATICAN CITY, May 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved a secret €1 million operation to free a Colombian nun held captive for more than four years by an Islamist militant group in Mali ahead of her release in 2021 , a cardinal told a Vatican court on Thursday. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, the only … Read more

British Prime Minister Johnson suffers heavy losses in London in local elections

Tories lose control of London councils The results seen as a test of Johnson’s popularity Poor performance will increase pressure on Johnson LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, preliminary results showed on Friday, as voters … Read more

Boris Johnson faces electoral test as scandals overshadow vote

Voters should punish Johnson Tories haven’t seen numbers to oust PM Labor hopes to capitalize on cost of living crisis LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – British voters headed to the polls in local elections on Thursday where they are expected to punish Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a cost-of-living crisis and fines for breaking his … Read more

Northern Ireland set to make history as UK votes | Election News

Polls have opened across the UK in local and regional elections which could turn out to be historic in Northern Ireland and is putting additional pressure on beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Belfast’s devolved assembly contest could see a pro-Irish reunification nationalist party won for the first time in Northern Ireland’s troubled history. Thursday’s poll … Read more

Northern Ireland set to make history as UK votes | Election News

Polls have opened across the UK in local and regional elections which could turn out to be historic in Northern Ireland and put additional pressure on beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Belfast’s devolved assembly contest could see a pro-Irish reunification nationalist party won for the first time in Northern Ireland’s troubled history. Thursday’s poll results, … Read more