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  • BERLIN/ SYDNEY, March 23- Several countries have tightened or reviewed airport security following twin explosions at Brussels Airport, as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday blamed Europe's porous borders and lax security for the attack. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in the departure hall of Zaventem...

  • BERLIN/ SYDNEY, March 23- Several countries have tightened or reviewed airport security following twin explosions at Brussels Airport, as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday blamed Europe's porous borders and lax security for the attack. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in the departure hall of Zaventem...

  • *No specific threat to the United States- officials. NEW YORK, March 22- Major U.S. airports were on high alert on Tuesday, with police out in force after at least 30 people were killed in suicide bombing attacks on Brussels airport and subway, though officials said there was no specific threat to the United States. Representative William Keating of Massachusetts,...

  • BERLIN/ PARIS, March 22- Twin explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport prompted several countries worldwide to review or tighten airport security on Tuesday and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals. Authorities responded by stepping up the number of police on patrol at airports in London, Paris...

  • BERLIN, March 22- Two explosions in the departure hall of Brussels Airport on Tuesday prompted other countries to tighten airport security and raised questions about how soon passengers should be screened when entering terminals. Fourteen people were killed at Zaventem airport and a bomb attack on the Brussels metro system killed 20 others, public...

  • President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington.

    Even in this time of partisan rancor, there is one issue that unites Democrats and Republicans, say Robert Bennett and Dan Glickman.

  • SYDNEY, March 10- Australia passed legislation on Thursday to enable the longterm lease of its largest shipping container terminal, the Port of Melbourne, freeing up privatisation plans to move ahead after months of political headwinds. Investors from China to Qatar are flocking to Australian infrastructure because it is seen as well-regulated and...

  • *Yemen depends on imports of food by sea. LONDON/ ABU DHABI, March 4- Banks have cut credit lines for traders shipping food to war-torn Yemen, where ports have been battlegrounds and the financial system is grinding to a halt, choking vital supplies to an impoverished country that could face famine. "Western international banks no longer feel comfortable...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. House Republicans on Friday insisted that a six-year bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration and privatize U.S. air traffic control had not been killed despite a decision to move forward instead with a short-term funding measure. The legislation was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 11...

  • Capital is leaving developing countries: Jim Yong Kim

    Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, talks about the importance of getting capital and finance into emerging and developing economies.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9- A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes and other means of obfuscation, according to a new report by United Nations monitors. The U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea, which monitors implementation of sanctions on Pyongyang,...

  • Prime Minister David Cameron could reach a deal over Britain's ties with the European Union at a summit later this month, paving the way for a public vote on membership of the bloc as soon as June. Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said he did not think a June referendum would derail the current timetable for deciding on expanding either Heathrow, Britain's...

  • President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10- a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation's aging transportation infrastructure, the White House said on Thursday. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the...

  • China's policymakers still have ammunition to counter the mainland's slowing economy, including supply-side reforms and subsidized housing, HSBC said.

  • Mechanics check a high-speed train at Xi'an Electric Multiple Unit Maintenance Base

    China's flurry of trade and intrastructure pacts, plus $9B in private-sector deals within a few weeks, looks far from unhealthy.

  • Michigan National Guard Staff Sergeant William Phillips of Birch Run, Michigan, helps Flint resident Amanda Roark and her son Dash take bottled water out to her vehicle after she received it at a Flint Fire Station January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder committed $28 million more to pay for filters, bottled water, school nurses, testing and monitoring.

  • Energy companies need a 15-20 year outlook: CEO

    Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, discusses the need for a long-term outlook in order to start big investments and says Europe is in a waiting mode.

  • Aussie 'doom and gloom' fears are overdone: CLSA

    Australia's economy will perform moderately this year, as the country rebalances away from resources, says Scott Ryall, head of Australia research at CLSA.

  • Iranian hackers claim responsibility behind New York dam attack

    SOBH Cyber Jihad says they breached a dam control system in 2013

  • Sri Lanka is keeping close ties with China even as it attempts to "reinterpret" sometimes poorly managed deals, the island-nation's finance minister said.