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Ryanair backs down over passenger rights for cancellations

Ryanair backs down over passenger rights for cancellations

Business
Ryanair has bowed to regulator demands and spelled out more options on offer to passengers affected by its planned flight disruption. It has avoided possible legal action by emailing those affected by more than 20,000 flight cancellations.On its site, Ryanair acknowledges it is required to offer those on cancelled flights full refunds or comparable tickets on rival carriers.Civil Aviation Authority boss Andrew Haines said Ryanair had "capitulated". Earlier this week, Mr Andrew Haines said he was "furious" the airline had not been complying with the law by failing to offer to re-route passengers on rival airlines.In the airline's first wave of cancellations Ryanair offered affected passengers a £40 voucher per cancelled flight as a way to say sorry.The budget airline said it had taken on mo
Israel to give equal adoption rights to same-sex couples

Israel to give equal adoption rights to same-sex couples

World
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Israeli government announced Sunday that it would amend the country's adoption laws to give same-sex couples equal rights when it comes to adopting children.The Association of Israeli Gay Fathers, along with the Israel Religious Action Center of the Reform movement, filed a lawsuit against the government after the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs declared same-sex couples put an "additional burden" on children and opposed the practice, resulting in more barriers for same-sex couples to be approved for adoption.But during a Supreme Court hearing, the state said it would amend the law so that same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples, reported Haaretz. The legislation is expected to be introduced in 2018."The court recognized the merits of the ...