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German pilots strike after weekend rail chaos

Berlin - Lufthansa pilots launched a strike Monday, deepening Germany's travel chaos after train drivers stopped work at the weekend just as school holidays began in much of the country.

Air France pilots end record strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union Sunday ended the longest strike in the carrier's history to allow "calmer" talks to go ahead over the contentious issue of the airline's low-cost subsidiary Transavia.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike late Friday if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.

Air France pilot strike to enter fourth day as talks sputter

Paris - Striking Air France pilots dug in their heels Wednesday, rejecting government calls to go back to work and new assurances from management that low-cost operations would not threaten their jobs.

Fear as midnight airstrike hits close to Donetsk centre

Donetsk - A midnight air strike near the heart of rebel-held Donetsk provided a terrifying signal for residents that the conflict between insurgents and government forces is drawing closer to their doorsteps.

Major public sector strike in Britain over pay and cuts

London - A major public sector strike took place in Britain on Thursday, with hundreds of thousands of workers rallying against the government's austerity-driven spending cuts and pay restraint measures.

Iraq air strike on Kurdish forces 'kills six'

Sulaymani - An Iraqi air strike hit a convoy of Kurdish forces which have moved into an area of eastern Iraq during a militant offensive, killing six fighters, officers and a doctor said Sunday.

Bus strike hits Natal, host of second World Cup match

Natal - Natal, the city hosting the second match of the World Cup, had to find extra buses to transport fans Friday as bus drivers went on strike for a second day.

S.Africa workers look set to back wage deal, says union source

Kroondal - Workers at the world's top platinum producers on Thursday looked set to back a deal brokered between union leaders and miners to end the longest mining strike in South Africa's history.

European taxis cause chaos in app protest

London - Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.

Rio subway workers threaten pre-World Cup strike

Rio De Janeiro - Subway employees in Rio de Janeiro threatened Tuesday to go on strike the day before the World Cup opens, in the latest bid to use the tournament as leverage in labor negotiations.

Brazilian police crack down on pre-World Cup protest

Braz - Police in Sao Paulo fired tear gas Monday to disperse protesters supporting a subway strike that has unleashed transport chaos three days before the Brazilian mega-city hosts the World Cup kick-off.

Subway staff stick with strike snarling World Cup city

Braz - Sao Paulo subway workers ignored a court ruling Sunday and extended a strike threatening to cause traffic mayhem at the World Cup's opening game in Brazil's biggest city.

Court rules against strike snarling World Cup city

Braz - A court on Sunday ordered Sao Paulo subway workers to pay a daily fine if they continue a strike threatening to disrupt the World Cup's opening game in Brazil's biggest city.

Court rules Sao Paulo subway strike illegal

Braz - A Brazilian court ruled Sunday that a subway strike that has caused traffic mayhem in Sao Paulo and raised fears of transport chaos at the World Cup kick-off is illegal."The court ruled the strike was abusive.

Brazil leader slams 'campaign' against World Cup

Braz - A strike by subway workers snarling Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo threatened Saturday to disrupt the World Cup with the kickoff in the city just five days away.

Brazil leader slams 'campaign' against World Cup

Braz - A subway strike snarling Brazil's biggest city before the World Cup entered a third day Saturday as President Dilma Rousseff denounced a "systematic campaign" against her government and the tournament.

Police, strikers clash in Brazil World Cup host city

Braz - Brazil's World Cup preparations endured a rough Friday, as police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo, massive traffic jams snarled the mega-city and fans booed the national team.

Police, strikers clash in Brazil World Cup host city

Braz - Police clashed with striking subway workers in Sao Paulo on Friday while 3,000 people protested government policies, causing traffic chaos six days before Brazil's mega-city hosts the first World Cup game.

Blatter confident over World Cup as chaos grips Sao Paulo

Braz - Football supremo Sepp Blatter voiced confidence that Brazil would deliver a successful World Cup, as the city hosting the tournament's opening match grappled with transport chaos.

Blatter confident over Cup as chaos grips Sao Paulo

Braz - Football supremo Sepp Blatter voiced confidence that Brazil would deliver a successful World Cup on Thursday as the city hosting the tournament's opening match grappled with transport chaos.

Traffic jams, uncertainty as Sao Paulo bus drivers strike ends

Braz - Commuters in Sao Paulo faced huge traffic jams and lingering uncertainty Thursday, but the Brazilian metropolis was slowly returning to normal after a paralyzing bus drivers' strike.

Brazil strikes mar run-up to World Cup

Braz - A bus drivers' strike stranded more than two million passengers in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, just 22 days before the Brazilian megacity hosts the opening match of the World Cup.

McDonald's employees arrested protesting for living wage

As this is being submitted, police are arresting employees of McDonald's and their supporters who have shut down McDonald's headquarters.

Brazilian police call new strike ahead of World Cup

Bras - Police in Brazil will stage a 24-hour strike Wednesday in 14 states, including six that will host World Cup matches, their union said on its website.

Strikers urged to 'remain steadfast' at S.Africa platinum mine

Kroondal - Thousands of club-wielding striking workers at a platinum mine in South Africa were urged by their leaders to remain steadfast in the face of a deadline to return underground Wednesday.

Brazil leader warns against World Cup violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday her government accepted people's right to demonstrate during the World Cup but warned that it would not tolerate violence.

Drivers trash buses as strike strands Rio commuters

Rio De Janeiro - Commuters faced chaos Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro as bus drivers went on strike, trashing dozens of buses in the latest walkout to hit Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

Hundreds of buses damaged during Rio strike

Rio De Janeiro - A partial strike by bus drivers in Rio demanding a 40 percent wage hike on Thursday saw 325 vehicles damaged, with some set ablaze, a union leader opposed to the stoppage said.
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