After Kunduz rout, Afghan army and police blame each other


KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - Hungry and exhausted after being routed by Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz, Afghanistan's army and police force are blaming each other for the shambolic surrender of the provincial capital.


Cameron's party chooses Eurosceptic and Heathrow critic as London mayor candidate 02 Oct 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party said on Friday it had selected lawmaker Zac Goldsmith, who opposes the expansion of Heathrow Airport and might back Britain leaving the European Union, as its candidate for London mayor.


OSCE says spots deadly Russian rocket system in Ukraine for first time 02 Oct 2015

MOSCOW - International monitors say they have spotted a new kind of Russian weapons system in rebel-held Ukraine this week, possible evidence of Moscow's continued interest in Ukraine even as it focuses on Syria.


Troops from U.S.-led mission fight Taliban near Afghan city 30 Sep 2015

KABUL - U.S. and allied special forces in Afghanistan battled insurgents besieging the airport outside the northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban this week, a coalition spokesman and Afghan official said on Wednesday. | Video


Ryanair has applied for slots at Paris Roissy and Orly airports - O'Leary 30 Sep 2015

PARIS - Budget airline Ryanair has applied for slots at Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports and is willing to cooperate with long-haul traditional airlines, chief executive Michael O'Leary told French financial daily Les Echos on Wednesday.


Taliban attack airport after seizing northern Afghan city 29 Sep 2015

KABUL - Taliban fighters clashed with Afghan government forces near Kunduz airport on Tuesday, a day after the militants seized control of the northern city in arguably the biggest victory of their 14-year insurgency. | Video


Ukraine bans Russian airlines as part of war sanctions 25 Sep 2015

KIEV - Ukraine is banning flights by Russian airlines from Oct. 25 as part of a wave of sanctions against Russia over its support for separatists in the east of the country, the government said on Friday.


Europe's airlines spruce up their jet fuel hedges 22 Sep 2015

LONDON - European airlines are exploiting a collapse in oil prices by hedging more of their fuel needs further into the future, but those that kept their powder dry before the rout are emerging as clear winners, industry sources say.


BA jet engine failure uncontained, pieces hit runway - investigators 11 Sep 2015

- The British Airways plane that caught fire upon take-off from Las Vegas this week suffered an uncontained engine failure, with bits of the engine exploding onto the runway, according to initial findings from U.S. investigators.

Exclusive - HNA plans China's first Islamic finance deal 10 Sep 2015

SYDNEY - HNA Group [HNAIRC.UL], owner of Hainan Airlines, is planning the first Islamic financing deal by a mainland Chinese company, highlighting a growing push by China's private firms to find funding overseas as domestic loans remain scarce and costly.