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  • But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The Senate supported limiting those fees. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said Saturday the provision was left out after negotiations with House lawmakers.

  • BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY'S AIDES HAVE BEGUN CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR A NOVEMBER SNAP ELECTION- SUNDAY TIMES.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. The U.S. cable giant bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London- listed Sky, bettering a 15.67 pounds-a-share offer by Fox, Britain's Takeover Panel...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that Britain will "hold its nerve" in Brexit talks with the European Union, the Sunday Express reported. On Friday May had demanded new proposals and respect from EU leaders, saying after a summit in Austria that the Brexit talks had hit an impasse. "This is the moment to do what is right for Britain," the Sunday Express...

  • BREXIT: MAY SAYS "THIS IS THE MOMENT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR BRITAIN"- SUNDAY EXPRESS.

  • Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to keep FAA programs running. In July, the FAA rejected the idea of setting minimum standards for airlines seats and legroom as a safety measure. But Congress appears determined to require the FAA to do so.

  • *SKY CEO JEREMY DARROCH SAYS: "THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT EXCITING CHAPTER FOR SKY" Further company coverage:.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- The independent directors of Sky backed Comcast's offer for the pay-TV group on Saturday after a rare auction that saw the U.S. cable company defeat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. "We consider the Comcast offer to be an excellent outcome for Sky shareholders, and we are recommending it as it represents materially superior value," said...

  • HONOLULU— The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure:. A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country. The journalists were detained following a complaint by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose ministry is handling the EU funding.

  • LONDON— British regulators say Comcast has beat 21st Century Fox in a rare auction that allowed both sides to bid for European broadcaster Sky. The regulator, the Takeover Panel, set up the auction to reduce uncertainty for Sky. Comcast wants to grow its operations in Europe.

  • Sept 22- Twenty-First Century Fox:. *COMCAST CHAIRMAN AND CEO BRIAN L. ROBERTS: "THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR COMCAST. *COMCAST CEO: "WE NOW ENCOURAGE SKY SHAREHOLDERS TO ACCEPT OUR OFFER, WHICH WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMPLETING BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER 2018.

  • LONDON— British regulator says Comcast has won an auction to formally bid for Sky, offering 29.6 billion pounds.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering around 30 billion pounds for the British broadcaster in a rare auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. U.S. cable giant Comcast bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London- listed Sky during the auction, bettering an 15.67 pounds a share...

  • MILAN/ ROME, Sept 22- Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5- Star Movement in the coalition government will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" unless they find the resources needed for welfare spending. Spokesman Rocco Casalino's comments in a leaked audio clip posted on La Repubblica's website that then...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Britain said on Saturday it would not "capitulate" to EU demands in Brexit talks and again urged its partners to engage with its proposals, as French and German ministers suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London. British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday demanded new proposals and respect from European Union leaders,...

  • BERLIN, Sept 22- The German Environment Agency said on Saturday it was doubtful about the environmental benefits of introducing incentives for drivers of older diesel vehicles to trade them in for newer models. That would be a very small amount compared with the overall pollution, which is at between 73 and 78 micrograms in cities like Stuttgart or Munich, the...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. They say an overhaul of Poland's educational system has brought chaos and made their jobs more...

  • HILO, Hawaii— The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new "Pono Pledge" at a Thursday event, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.

  • Tajik Ambassador to Uzbekistan Imom Sodiq Ashourboyzoda said this week that his country has decided to indefinitely postpone building the railroad linking it with Turkmenistan via Afghanistan. The ex-Soviet nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border Afghanistan to the north. The stretch of the railroad linking Turkmenistan and...