Italy threatens to ban Ryanair for virus rule-breaking
Milan (AFP) - Italy's national civil aviation authority ENAC threatened on Wednesday to suspend Ryanair's permit to fly in the country over alleged non-compliance with coronavirus safety rules, but the low-cost carrier denied flouting them.The authority accused the Irish airline of "repeated violations of the COVID-19 health regulations currently in force and imposed by the Italian government to protect the health of passengers"."Not only is the obligation to distance passengers not respected, but the conditions for making an exception to that rule are also being ignored", it said in a stateme...
Japan wins partial WTO victory in SKorea duties case
Geneva (AFP) - The World Trade Organization on Tuesday largely faulted South Korea in a final ruling over anti-dumping duties slapped on imports of industrial pneumatic valves imported from Japan.The WTO's Appellate Body mostly upheld a previous ruling finding that Seoul's anti-dumping duties on Japanese pneumatic valves violated some international trade rules.It requested that South Korea "bring its measures found ... to be inconsistent with the Anti-Dumping Agreement, into conformity with its obligations".But it also threw out some of Japan's claims of alleged breaches. Tokyo nonetheless hai...