World Briefs: Computer fault delays British Airways flights

Computer fault delays British Airways flights

LONDON • Airline passengers in London suffered a morning of chaos yesterday after a computer fault froze check-in systems at British Airways (BA).

An outage that affected BA passengers in the United States overnight caused disruption across the carrier's network, with dozens of flights delayed at its London Heathrow and Gatwick hubs. Staff had to issue handwritten boarding passes so as to keep flights operating.


Ethical question over Barroso's Goldman job

BRUSSELS • The European Union's internal watchdog has urged European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to ensure that Goldman Sachs' appointment of former commission boss Jose Manuel Barroso meets ethical standards, European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly's office said yesterday. His appointment as non-executive chairman and adviser at the US investment bank has caused a furore within EU politics.

French President Francois Hollande deemed it "morally unacceptable".


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe