Boeing said it had asked airlines using Honeywell fixed emergency beacons to inspect the devices on most of its worldwide fleet to gather data for regulators following a recent fire on board a parked 787 Dreamliner. Britain's accident investigation board has recommended worldwide inspections of lithium battery-powered emergency locator transmitters in the wake of the fire on an Ethiopian Airlines-owned Dreamliner in London earlier this month. “Boeing is asking specific operators of 717, Next-Generation 737, 747-400, 767 and 777s to inspect aircraft with the Honeywell fixed emergency locator transmitters,” a Boeing spokesman said in an emailed statement on Sunday.
Human rights court to hear CIA Polish jail case
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed to consider a second case brought against Poland by a man who alleges he was held illegally in a secret CIA jail on Polish territory. The application was submitted by lawyers for Saudi-born Abu Zubaydah, who says he was held in a facility in north-east Poland as part of a CIA-run global network to detain and interrogate suspected al-Qaeda operatives. His case was on Monday listed by the ECHR as having been “communicated”, which means the court has ruled his application to the court is admissible, and has contacted the Polish government to invite it to respond to the allegations.
Pope says Vatican bank must be transparent
Pope Francis said the troubled Vatican bank must become “honest and transparent” and that he will listen to the advice of a commission he has set up on whether it can be reformed or shut down altogether. Earlier in the day, the Vatican said it has signed an agreement with Italy over exchanging financial and bank information to combat money laundering. “The Holy See and the Vatican City State take international responsibilities concerning anti money laundering and the financing of terrorism very seriously and Italy is an especially important partner for us,” the Vatican said in a statement. The statement confirmed a report by Reuters last week. The Vatican has been struggling to reform its bank whose reputation has been tarnished by decades of financial scandals.
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