World Briefs: Dragging incident: No fine for United

Dragging incident: No fine for United

WASHINGTON • The United States government told United Airlines it would not face fines for dragging a 69-year-old man from a flight in April, sparking criticism from passenger rights groups. In April, a video went viral of David Dao being dragged from a United aircraft in Chicago.


Britain begins Brexit Bill debate

LONDON • British lawmakers began debating landmark legislation yesterday to end Britain's membership in the European Union. The Bill provides for the repeal on Brexit day of the 1972 European Communities Act that conferred on Britain EU membership.


Madrid fights plan for Catalonia vote

MADRID • The Spanish government yesterday took steps to prevent a referendum on independence for Catalonia from going ahead on Oct 1 and prepare criminal charges against lawmakers who had voted to hold the ballot.


Air stewardesses win discrimination suit

MOSCOW • A Russian court has ruled that the flagship carrier Aeroflot could not enforce demands over body sizes for female flight attendants, siding with two attendants who had filed a discrimination case against the airline. The Moscow City Court also ordered the company to pay token damages.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe