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Trump defends John Wayne legacy over airport 'racism' row

Los Angeles - US President Donald Trump leapt to the defense Monday of his movie idol John Wayne, after California Democrats called for the actor's name to be removed from a local airport due to "racist" comments.

Travelers rush into US ahead of ban on Europe arrivals

New York - New Yorker John Eckard, 66, was sleeping soundly at his son's home near Frankfurt, Germany when he was startled by a 3:00 am call from his wife saying he "had to fly back now.

Top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani killed in US strike on Baghdad

Baghdad - Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad's international airport, Iran and the US confirmed, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the two countries.

Hashed military force says 'US strike' killed top Iran, Iraq commanders in Baghdad

Baghdad - A US strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and the deputy head of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi military force at Baghdad's airport early Friday, the Hashed announced.

Police charge separatist protesters at Barcelona airport

Barcelona - Spanish police repeatedly charged separatist demonstrators at the entrance to Barcelona's El Prat airport Monday as they protested a Supreme Court ruling that jailed nine of their leaders, an AFP correspondent said.

Beijing opens glitzy airport ahead of China's 70th anniversary

Bejing - A futuristic airport that resembles a giant starfish opened in Beijing Wednesday, as China unveils another massive infrastructure project just days before it celebrates 70 years of Communist Party rule.

Irish airport flights suspended after runway plane fire

Dublin - Flights were suspended at Shannon Airport in western Ireland for several hours on Thursday after fire broke out on the undercarriage of an aircraft on the runway, an airport spokesman said.

Flights departing Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Fpo - Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub.

Stranded passengers voice support for Hong Kong protesters

Fpo - Travellers in Hong Kong's airport voiced support for pro-democracy demonstrators on Tuesday, despite an overnight occupation of the international transit hub that saw tens of thousands of passengers stranded.

'An eye for an eye': sea of black at Hong Kong airport protest

Fpo - The protesters streamed into Hong Kong airport and quickly transformed the arrivals hall at one of the world's busiest transport hubs into a sea of black.

Hong Kong leader rules out concessions as protesters stage airport sit-in

Fpo - Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam on Friday ruled out concessions to "silence the violent protesters", as pro-democracy activists who have staged months of demonstrations rallied at the city's airport.

Hong Kong leader rules out concessions, warns of economic downturn

Fpo - Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam warned Friday that two months of pro-democracy demonstrations were causing economic chaos in the city but ruled out making concessions to "silence the violent protesters".

Hong Kong protesters kick off three-day airport rally

Fpo - Pro-democracy activists kicked off three days of rallies at Hong Kong's airport on Friday, hoping to win international support from arriving passengers as the protests that have rocked the city enter a third month.

Work on new Mexico airport to begin Monday: president

Mexico - Work on Mexico City's new airport will begin next week, the country's president announced Wednesday, months after canceling work on another airport that was already one-third complete.

Life in prison for Canadian convicted of US airport attack

Chicago - A Canadian convicted of a knife attack at a Michigan airport was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for what officials said was a "mission to kill" Americans.

Tripoli's only functioning airport says hit by air raid

A warplane carried out an air strike Monday against the Libyan capital's only functioning airport and halted all flights, aviation authorities said, as fighting raged for control of Tripoli.

Police fire tear gas as strike strands travellers at Nairobi airport

Nairobi - Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi airport Wednesday, and some were treated for tear gas exposure, as striking workers and police faced off at East Africa's busiest air traffic hub.

Eight hurt in aborted take-off at London Stansted airport

London - Eight people suffered minor injuries during an aborted take-off at London Stansted Airport, causing flights to be suspended for around three hours.

Flights suspended at Hanover airport after car on runway

Berlin - Airport traffic was suspended at Hanover airport on Saturday after a car crashed through a barrier onto the runway, police said."A security incident occurred at Hanover airport around 15h40 (14H40 GMT).

Police field tip-offs in Gatwick drone probe after £50,000 appeal

London - British police probing the Gatwick Airport drone mystery that grounded Christmas getaway flights last week have received around 30 pieces of "useful information" in the last 24 hours, a police-backed charity said on Monday.

British police scramble for clues in London airport drone chaos

London - British police scrambled for answers Sunday after releasing their only suspects in the London Gatwick Airport drone mystery that brought Christmas getaway flights to a standstill.

Two arrested over London airport drone disruption: police

London - Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption in which and tens of thousands of people missed their flights.

Drone threat a steep learning curve for airport chiefs

London - Aviation chiefs are going to be on a steep learning curve to counter the security threat posed by drones after a costly and humiliating shutdown of London's Gatwick airport.

Istanbul airport transfer now to be 'gradual'

Istanbul - A transfer of Istanbul's Ataturk airport operations to its new international facility has been delayed and will now happen "gradually" from January, the Turkish transport ministry said on Friday.

Security reinforced at airports in western Germany: police

Berlin - Security was reinforced Thursday at several airports in western Germany, police said, amid some unconfirmed media reports of a terrorist threat.

Drone intrusion brings London Gatwick Airport to standstill

Gatwick - London Gatwick Airport was forced to suspend all flights Thursday due to drones flying over the airfield, causing misery for tens of thousands of stuck passengers just days before Christmas.

Yemen FM pushes Aden as main airport at UN talks

Rimbo - Yemen's foreign minister on Saturday said the government-controlled city of Aden could be home to the country's main airport, amid talks to reopen the rebel-held international airport in the capital Sanaa.

Aden to be main Yemen airport, foreign minister says

Rimbo - Yemen's foreign minister on Saturday said that the government-controlled city of Aden will be home to the country's main airport, in the midst of talks to reopen the rebel-held international airport in the capital Sanaa.

Fitch cites airport cessation in negative Mexico outlook

Mexico - Fitch on Wednesday affirmed Mexico's long-term BBB+ debt rating but revised the outlook to negative, after president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will halt a multi-billion-dollar airport project.

Lopez Obrador says will cancel Mexico airport project

Mexico - Mexico's incoming leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he will halt construction of a new airport for the capital after it was rejected in a referendum.
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