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Lufthansa pilots' strike forces airline to axe 1,700 flights

Frankfurt Am Main - A renewed pilots' strike will ground around 1,700 flights at European aviation giant Lufthansa on Tuesday and Wednesday, the group said, as a long-running and costly battle over pay drags on.

Lufthansa pilots plan new strikes Tuesday and Wednesday

Berlin - Pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa will resume their strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, their union said, as talks over a dispute concerning wages ended without a resolution.

100,000 passengers hit on third day of Lufthansa strike

Berlin - Germany's flagship airline Lufthansa said 830 domestic and European flights were being scrapped on Friday, affecting more than 100,000 passengers, on the third day of a strike by pilots demanding higher pay.

Strikes in Greece against new cuts

Atenas - Strikes hit Greece on Thursday against a new round of tax hikes and labour changes considered by the government under the country's EU rescue deal.

115,000 passengers hit as Lufthansa strike heads into second day

Berlin - Pilots at German flagship carrier Lufthansa stayed away from work for a second straight day Thursday, forcing the airline to scrap 912 flights and grounding 115,000 more passengers.

Venezuelan president threatens to jail opponents

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro threatened on Friday to jail his political opponents if they follow through on their vow of launching a legislative trial to remove him from power.

Venezuela opposition challenges president with strike

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition sought to pressure President Nicolas Maduro on Friday with a strike, which he threatened to break with army takeovers of paralyzed firms.

Strikes at German budget airlines ground 400 flights

Berlin - Strikes at German low-cost airlines Eurowings and Germanwings led to the cancellation of nearly 400 flights Thursday, stranding some 40,000 passengers, a spokesman for the two companies said.

Video game voice actors go on strike

While video game culture got a real thrill this week with a preview of the new Nintendo Switch and the awe-inspiring new trailer for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, things took a darker turn for voice actors relied upon to help bring video games to life.

Greek air traffic controllers suspend strikes: union

Atenas - Greek air traffic controllers announced on Saturday an eleventh hour suspension of a series of one-day strikes as hundreds of flights were cancelled and concerns raised to avert a tourism crisis.

Info from Iraq forces led to deadly friendly fire: military

Baghdad - Iraqi pro-government tribesmen provided information that resulted in a US-led coalition air strike that killed 21 of their fighters, an Iraqi military command said on Thursday.

Sudan doctors demand protection in nationwide strike

Khartoum - Doctors at Sudanese government hospitals held a nationwide strike on Thursday to demand better facilities, higher wages and protection from security forces, medics and an AFP correspondent reported.

Argentina's top union declares general strike

Buenos Aires - Argentina's largest labor union, the CGT, has declared its first general strike under President Mauricio Macri to protest the conservative leader's economic policies, a spokesman said Friday.

Top Cuban dissident halts hunger strike

Havana - Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ended a 54-day hunger strike Monday, citing a European Parliament plan to press Havana's communist leaders to ease up on dissidents.

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel on hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons were observing a hunger strike Friday, in a new wave of protest that Palestinian officials said was expected to grow.

Uber, Airbnb workers to benefit from new S.F. janitors contract

San Francisco - Workers for web-enabled car and home rental services will be paid more under a deal with San Francisco's janitors' union negotiated with the help of the city's mayor.

Leading Cuban dissident begins hunger strike

Havana - Renowned Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas said Thursday he has begun a hunger strike demanding the Raul Castro government end torture and other human rights abuses against opponents.

Zimbabwe government workers strike over pay delay

Harare - Government workers in Zimbabwe went on strike Tuesday to protest against delayed salary payments amid growing tensions over the country's struggling economy.

Zimbabwe police fire teargas as protests turn violent

Harare - Zimbabwe police on Monday fired teargas and water cannons and beat up protesting public transport drivers, amid rising unrest against economic woes as well as President Robert Mugabe's long rule.

Syria air strikes 'kill 17 civilians' at start of Ramadan

Birut - Seventeen civilians including eight children were killed in air strikes on a market in eastern Syria on Monday, the first day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, a monitor said.

Is France unreformable?

Paris - A seemingly endless parade of violent protests, transport strikes and paralysed infrastructure in recent months has once again given the impression of France as a country that cannot be governed.But how much does the cliche reflect reality?

Belgium faces worsening strikes and rail chaos

Brussels - Belgium faced growing disruption on Tuesday after public sector staff halted work in protest at the centre-right government's austerity plans, adding to ongoing strikes on the rail system and in prisons.

Brussels police fire water cannon at anti-austerity protest

Brussels - Belgian police Tuesday fired water cannon during clashes with protesters at a huge demonstration in Brussels against the centre-right government's labour reform plans, leaving 10 people injured.

Dirty and dangerous: Strike exposes Haiti's crumbling hospitals

Port-au-prince - When a pregnant woman died outside one of Haiti's major public hospitals in Port-au-Prince last week, her family and neighbors lashed out in despair and anger.

Air strike 'kills 11 at rebel-held Yemen base'

Aden - Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition on Monday hit a military base captured by Yemeni rebels north of Sanaa, killing at least 11, a military official said.

Greece paralysed by strike over pension, tax reforms

Atenas - Greece's public transport networks ground to a halt Friday after trade unions called for a 48-hour strike to protest controversial government plans to overhaul pensions and increase taxes, as demanded by international creditors.

German govt, public workers settle wage dispute

Berlin - Germany's federal and local governments reached agreement on Friday with public sector workers on a pay rise, settling a dispute that grounded hundreds of flights during a warning strike two days earlier, sources said.

Kuwait says some oil output restored as strike enters day three

Kuwait City - A strike by oil workers that has slashed Kuwait's output entered its third day on Tuesday but the state oil firm said it had managed to restore some affected production. Kuwait Petroleum Corp.

Kuwait oil workers' strike sees output plunge

Kuwait City - Thousands of Kuwait's oil workers began an open-ended strike on Sunday to protest plans to cut their wages, action which saw the emirate's crude production plunge.A spokesman for the Kuwait Oil Co.

Labour dispute hits bomb-struck Brussels airport

Brussels - A labour dispute caused the cancellation of flights to and from Brussels international airport for a second day on Wednesday just after it reopened in the wake of deadly jihadist bombings.
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