Ryanair Strike
Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in Spain said they had called off plans to strike on January 10 and January 13 after reaching a preliminary agreement on contracts this morning.
unions said in a statement this is an achievement which contains a guarantee of employment stability and improves labour conditions and the application of Spanish legislation,
Ryanair suffered a number of strikes last year by pilots and cabin crew, forcing it to cancel hundreds of flights across Europe, after the airline recognised unions for the first time in 2017.

British Airways and Iberia
Brussels has warned British Airways owner IAG that its favored strategy to allow it to continue flying freely in and around Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit will not work.
After Brexit, European carriers will have to show they are more than 50 per cent EU-owned and controlled to retain flying rights in the bloc.
IAG, which also owns the Spanish flag carrier Iberia, is registered in Spain but headquartered in the United Kingdom and has diverse global shareholders.
The Financial Times said part of IAG’s strategy to retain both EU and UK operating rights is to stress that its important individual airlines are domestically owned through a series of trusts and companies, rather than being part of the bigger group.

Cancer Breakthrough
SCIENTISTS in Spain claim to have created a ‘vaccine’ against cancer that they believe could work.
Researchers from a Hospital in Navarra say they have proved there is a molecule that could activate the body’s defenses against melanoma and fight against tumors.
A New company has now turned the discovery into a drug which could save the life of skin cancer patients who do not respond to traditional therapy.
During a study, 28 patients were treated with the drug, to test for safety and effectiveness. The medication was able to control cancers in 58 per cent of cases, reducing tumor size in 17 per cent of patients.

Suspect Substances
Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra this morning after they received packages containing suspicious substances.
Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they had also received packages.
There were no reports of anyone being injured at the targeted missions.
The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported a worker from the New Zealand consulate in Melbourne said the packages in question were envelopes labelled “asbestos.” Inside were plastic sandwich bags containing a fibrous material.
The incidents come after Sydney’s Argentinian consulate was partially evacuated on Monday after reports of a suspicious substance. The powder, contained in clear plastic bags within an envelope, was subsequently deemed not dangerous.