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France steps up coronavirus evacuations from packed hospitals

Nancy - France staged its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east on Sunday, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warned of an influx of serious cases in the coming days.

France steps up coronavirus evacuations from packed hospitals

Nancy - France on Sunday staged its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units as officials warned of an influx of serious cases in the coming days.

Millions pledged in funds for striking French workers

Paris - Supporters of the strikes that have paralysed public transport in Paris have pledged over 3 million euros in support for workers going without pay over the past month, according to an estimate Thursday.

France's pensions chief resigns as strike hits 12th day

Paris - The French official leading a controversial pensions overhaul stepped down on Monday over a scandal involving undeclared payments, as a crippling transport strike against the proposals entered its 12th day, imperilling the holiday plans of thousands.

French commuters face 12th day of transport strike over pensions

Paris - French commuters endured a twelfth day of misery on Monday as the government and unions traded blame for a crippling transport strike over a pensions overhaul that has put holiday travel plans at risk for thousands.

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

Paris - France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap a pension revamp, as fears grew of travel mayhem during Christmas.

Christmas mayhem feared as French transport strike continues

Paris - France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap a pension revamp, as fears grew of travel mayhem during Christmas.

Chinese takeover marks new chapter in history of British Steel

London - A Chinese buy-out marks a new chapter in the tumultuous history of steelmaking in the United Kingdom, which has been characterised by nationalisation, privatisations and recurring crises.

16 dead as trains collide in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Two packed trains rammed into each other in Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring nearly 60 others, police said.

Channel Tunnel breakthrough miner now a eurosceptic

Dover - A quarter-century after the Channel Tunnel opened, the British miner who punched through to the French side and was a poster boy for the continental connection is now a Brexit supporter.

U.K. rail passengers to be offered 'smart tickets'

The days of the paper ticket for travel on British trains may be limited with the announcement of a further extension of a paperless 'smart' ticket pilot.

Austria arrests Iraqi over 2018 Germany rail sabotage

Vienna - Austria has arrested an Iraqi suspected of committing "terrorist attacks" by sabotaging railway lines in Germany last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

DR Congo train derailment kills 24

Apo - At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police and medical services said.

Ghana bets on rejuvenated railways for growth

Accra - As Ghana's urban landscape gently slides by the train window, Shaibu Amoah swells with pride.The 37-year-old has been helping to renovate railway lines in Accra since June, clearing debris and shovelling ballast in the hot sun.

Rare tram collision in Paris suburb injures 12

Nterre - French rail authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the cause of a rare tram collision in a Paris suburb which injured 12 people, one of them seriously.

EU vetoes train-maker merger, drawing France's fury

Apo - The EU's powerful anti-trust regulator vetoed the merger of the Siemens-Alstom rail businesses on Wednesday, drawing the bitter fury of France.

Death toll rises to eight in Danish train accident

Copenhagen - The death toll from a train accident in Denmark, when a truck trailer appeared to blow off a cargo train in strong winds and hit a passenger train, has risen from six to eight, police said Thursday.

Two Koreas pledge to restore road, rail links

Seoul - The two Koreas on Wednesday held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony for reconnecting and repairing roads and railways across the divided peninsula, with the North calling on the South to push through joint projects despite sanctions on Pyongyang.

Two Koreas to pledge road, rail links on divided peninsula

Seoul - A South Korean delegation left for North Korea on Wednesday to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for reconnecting roads and railways across the divided peninsula despite stalled denuclearisation talks.

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 86 injured

Ankara - Nine people were killed and nearly 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said, becoming the latest rail disaster to hit the country.

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured

Ankara - Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said.

Four dead, 43 injured in Ankara train crash

Ankara - A high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the Ankara governor said.

Two Koreas start landmark journey for railway reconnection

Seoul - A South Korean train crossed into North Korea on Friday for the first time in a decade -- packed with engineers on a mission to upgrade the North’s dilapidated rail tracks and create a linked, cross-border network.

Speeding blamed for fatal train crash in Taiwan

Taipei - Taiwan's government said Monday speeding was the main cause of a train derailment that killed 18 people last month in the first official report on the incident.

UN grants sanctions exemption for Korea railway survey

Seoul - The UN Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption for the two Koreas to jointly conduct a survey on reconnecting railways across their border, a spokesman for the South Korean presidency said Saturday.

One dead, 49 hurt as landslide derails train in Spain

Barcelona - One person was killed on Tuesday and 49 others were injured, five seriously, when a train derailed near Barcelona due to a landslide caused by heavy rains, emergency services and Spain's rail operator said.

Driver in fatal Taiwan train crash suspected of speeding: court

Taipei - A train that derailed and killed 18 people in Taiwan was speeding when it flipped off the tracks, a court said Tuesday, with the driver suspected of "professional negligence" for switching off a speed control system.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Yilan - Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people as it sent sleeping passengers flying from their seats.

Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18

Yilan - Taiwan's president pushed for a swift investigation Monday after an express train derailed on a coastal tourist route, killing 18 people in the island's worst rail accident for 27 years.

18 dead after train flips in Taiwan

Yilan - At least 18 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island's worst rail accident for more than 25 years.
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