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Lufthansa pilots extend strike as hundreds of flights grounded

Frankfurt - Pilots for German airline Lufthansa announced they would extend until Friday a strike that has already hit tens of thousands of passengers and seen hundreds of flights cancelled in a dispute over a retirement scheme.

Brazil beefs up police to quell trucker protest

Bras - Brazil dispatched extra police to quell a strike by truckers opposing rising fuel and freight costs, after demonstrations turned violent.Nearing its second week, the strike has hit 11 of Brazil's 26 states.

Dockworkers return to U.S. West Coast ports

Oakland - All but one of 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast reopened this week after months of wrangling over the terms of a new dockworkers contract.

Workers threaten to strike Sunday at huge Texas refinery

Port Arthur - Workers at the largest oil refinery in the United States joined a growing nationwide strike Saturday when they left their jobs at the Motiva Enterprises LLC facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

Egypt strikes Libya jihadists after beheadings video

Cairo - Egypt carried out air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Libya on Monday after the jihadists posted a video showing the decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians, the military said.

Israel Arabs declare nationwide strike after Bedouin deaths

Jerusalem - Leaders of Israel's 1.7 million Arabs declared a general strike throughout the country on Tuesday in protest at the recent deaths of two Bedouin men in confrontations with police.

Six Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli strike

Birut - Six Hezbollah fighters were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan, including the son of assassinated senior commander Imad Mughniyeh.

One killed as Bangladesh opposition calls strike

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition activists clashed with police during a nationwide strike Monday, leaving one woman dead and several people injured, as tensions grew ahead of the first anniversary of controversial elections.

National strike paralyses Belgium

Brussels - Trade unions brought Belgium to a standstill Monday as the biggest general strike in years grounded flights, cut international rail links and shut sea ports in protest at the new government's austerity plans.

Thousands in Greek anti-austerity protests as reform talks stall

Athens - Thousands of Greeks demonstrated against a new bout of austerity on Thursday in a general strike as the government failed to break a deadlock with the country's international creditors.

Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

Air strikes 'killed' French bombmaker in Syria: US

Washington - US air raids in Syria overnight targeted and likely killed a French bombmaker who was a key figure in an Al-Qaeda offshoot accused of plotting attacks on the West, a defense official said Thursday.

Air strikes 'killed' French bombmaker in Syria: U.S.

Washington - U.S. air raids in Syria overnight targeted and likely killed a French bombmaker who was a leader of an Al-Qaeda offshoot accused of plotting attacks on the West, a defense official said Thursday.

Volleyball woman jailed in Iran declares hunger strike

London - A British-Iranian woman jailed in Iran after trying to watch a volleyball match is on a hunger strike, refusing food or liquids, her brother told AFP.

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.
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