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Drugmaker Shredded Quality Documents Ahead of FDA Inspection

An India-based company that sells numerous drugs in the U.S., including ibuprofen, was caught attempting to dispose of quality-control records, calling into question the safety of its medicines. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors said they found what appeared to …

Father Whose Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash to Brief Congress

NAIROBI — Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again. …

Ryanair Says Boeing 737 Max Groundings to Hit 2020 Results

The extended grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max plane forced Ryanair Holdings Plc to scale back growth plans for next summer, putting the airline industry on notice the crisis is starting to affect longer-term plans. With a return date for …

YouTube Star’s Death Renews Concerns About E-Scooters’ Safety

A YouTube star’s death on an electric scooter may renew safety concerns as scooter companies aggressively seek to expand their presence as “alternative transportation.” Emily Hartridge, a television presenter who made videos about fitness and mental health, died after her …

One Gored Among Dozens Injured at Bull-Running in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain — One man was gored in the arm among scores more injured on Thursday during Spain’s centuries-old San Fermin bull-running festival where protesters complained new safety measures were spoiling the buzz. The Red Cross said 67 people were …

Mozilla Blocks UAE Bid to Become an Internet Security Guardian

WASHINGTON — Firefox browser maker Mozilla is blocking the United Arab Emirates’ government from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers, citing Reuters reports on a UAE cyber espionage program.Mozilla said in a statement on Tuesday it was rejecting …

Marriott Faces $124 Million Fine From U.K. for Data Hacking

The massive hacking of Marriott International Inc. reservation databases could lead to a 99 million-pound ($124 million) fine as the U.K. cracked down on privacy breaches with its second major penalty notice in two days. The cyber attack, which Marriott …

Aviation Agency to Review Global Pilot Training in Shadow of 737 Max crashes

MONTREAL — Global regulators will meet in Montreal next week to review pilot licensing requirements, the U.N.’s aviation agency said, as part of a discussion that has gained urgency following two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the …

Boeing Offers $100 Million to Families of 737 Max Crash Victims

Boeing Co. said it would offer $100 million to support the families of victims and others affected by the recent crashes of its 737 Max jetliner, which killed 346 people and have led to scores of lawsuits. The money will …

Shipping Firms Drop British Flag as Brexit Risks Loom

LONDON — Companies are leaving Britain’s shipping registry due to uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union and future commercial arrangements with the bloc, industry officials say. All commercial ships have to be registered, or flagged, with a particular …

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