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Rail travel disruptions
March 25, 2020
AP Photos: India's vast railway system closes to passengers
India's colossal passenger railway system has come to a halt as officials take emergency measures to keep the coronavirus ...
March 13, 2020
NYC officials knock down train and subway closure rumors
New York City officials moved swiftly Thursday to address a false text message spreading on social media claiming that the ...
February 24, 2020
Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down
Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country ...
February 16, 2020
UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas
Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help ...
February 10, 2020
Fierce storm causes deaths, damage and delays across Europe
A storm battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel ...
January 24, 2020
Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan
Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the ...
January 21, 2020
Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne
Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western German city ...
January 13, 2020
Lawyers on strike too, as French pension resistance rages on
In France, even lawyers go on strike. Magistrates draped their black robes on the staircase leading to Lyon's main courthouse ...
December 21, 2019
Transport strikes disrupt Christmas travel in France
French travelers and tourists were struggling Saturday to get to their destinations as the Christmas season ramped up amid ...
December 09, 2019
Pension strikes cripple Paris, more travel woes ahead
Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains ...
December 05, 2019
The Latest: French protesters set fires amid strikes
The Latest on strikes in France (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Small groups of protesters are hurling flares, smashing store ...
December 05, 2019
France shuts down: Mass strike hits trains, Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand people protested in Paris as ...
December 04, 2019
France readies for massive transport strike Thursday
France is getting ready for massive, nationwide transport strikes against government plans to overhaul the state pension ...
December 03, 2019
Planned France strikes promise bleak commute for travelers
France’s rail operator and the Paris Metro say nationwide strikes will wipe out most services Thursday, impacting millions.
November 14, 2019
Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew
Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into ...
November 13, 2019
Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens
University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have ...
October 18, 2019
French rail routes disrupted by strike over train security
A wildcat strike has severely disrupted train travel around France, as railway workers demand better security after a recent ...
October 15, 2019
Flooded bullet trains show Japan's risks from disasters
The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded ...
October 12, 2019
The Latest: Ireland crush Samoa 47-5 to reach quarterfinals
The Latest on Day 23 of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Ireland crushed Samoa 47-5 in their final ...
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