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Thomas Cook reassures holidaymakers after shares plunge

Thomas Cook reassures holidaymakers after shares plunge

Business
Troubled travel firm Thomas Cook has been reassuring customers who contacted the firm with concerns about holiday trips, after its share price crashed.Its share price fell sharply at the end of last week, and it dropped a further 14% on Monday to just 10p.Thomas Cook has been reassuring people on social media, and in a statement at the weekend, telling customers that it is "business as usual".The firm also said it was looking to strengthen its financial position.On Sunday, Thomas Cook said: "We have the support of our lending banks and major shareholders, and just this week we agreed additional funding for our coming winter cash low period. "We have ample resources to operate our business and at the same time, as usual, our liqui...
Austria faces snap election after vice chancellor resignation

Austria faces snap election after vice chancellor resignation

World
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for a snap election after the resignation of his vice chancellor over an alleged corruption scandal.Heinz-Christian Strache resigned on Saturday after footage of him seeming to offer lucrative German contracts to a potential Russian benefactor was published in newspapers this week. Mr Kurz said he could not reach an agreement with the leadership of Mr Strache's anti-immigrant Freedom Party on continuing forward with the coalition with his centre-right People's Party.In a statement to the media, he said "enough is enough" and listed a number of lesser scandals involving the Freedom Party that have not triggered the fragile coalition to collapse.He said he would propose to President Alexander Van der Bellen that a snap election be held as soon a...
U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

World
May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. The message, which was released on Thursday and also sent to diplomats, warned that flying in the region could pose danger to U.S. aircraft. The warning alerted airmen to the "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region which present an increasing inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations due to the potential for miscalculation or misidentification." In addition, the FAA warned aircraft flying over the area "may encounter inadvertent GPS interference and other communications jamming, which could occur with little to no warning." ...
Charlton 2-3 Doncaster (4-4 agg): Addicks set up repeat of 1998 First Division play-off final against Sunderland after penalty shootout win

Charlton 2-3 Doncaster (4-4 agg): Addicks set up repeat of 1998 First Division play-off final against Sunderland after penalty shootout win

Sports
JOB DONE The Addicks lost 3-2 on the night to Doncaster, but kept their nerve to get the better of their opponents on penalties with a mass pitch invasion following the dramatic conclusion to the game Charlton reached the League One play-off final where they will meet Sunderland – in a repeat of the Division One showdown 21 years ago – after a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Doncaster. After building a 2-1 lead in the first leg, the Addicks’ promotion bid was almost ended when they fell 3-1 behind at The Valley thanks to John Marquis’ goal in extra time. Charlton celebrate after their penalty shoot-out success over Doncaster Substitute Darren Pratley then forced penalties when he found the finish that ensured a 4-4 draw on aggregate, a
BREAKING: Jeremy Kyle Show permanently AXED after death of guest

BREAKING: Jeremy Kyle Show permanently AXED after death of guest

Entertainment
Carolyn McCall, ITV's CEO announced today: "Given the gravity of recent events we have decided to end production of The Jeremy Kyle Show."The Jeremy Kyle Show has had a loyal audience and has been made by a dedicated production team for 14 years, but now is the right time for the show to end."Everyone at ITV's thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of Steve Dymond."The previously announced review of the episode of the show is underway and will continue.  Related Articles "ITV will continue to work with Jeremy Kyle on other projects."It comes after the show was suspended indefinitely following the death of a guest.Steve Dymond, 63, was found dead 10 days after failing a lie detector test on the daytime show.He had gone on the programme to prove to his estranged fian...