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Ryanair row deepens as European pilots strike

Frankfurt Am Main - Ryanair is bracing for mass travel disruptions on Friday as pilots across Europe begin a coordinated 24-hour strike to push their demands for better pay and conditions at the peak of the busy summer season.

Dutch court says Ryanair pilots' strike can go ahead

Haarlem - A Dutch court told Ryanair pilots in the Netherlands Thursday they could join a wave of strike action planned across Europe, set to plunge thousands of passengers into summer travel misery.

Dutch court says Ryanair pilots' strike can go ahead

Haarlem - A Dutch court told Ryanair pilots in the Netherlands Thursday they could join a wave of strike action planned across Europe, set to plunge thousands of passengers into summer travel misery.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

German Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

Frankfurt Am Main - Germany's Ryanair pilots will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.

Thousands of Indian tea workers strike for 50 cent pay rise

Kolkata - Hundreds of thousands of tea plantation workers in eastern India went on a three-day strike Tuesday demanding a 50 cent increase in their daily wage from the government and estate owners.

Workers at world's biggest copper mine in Chile agree to strike

Santiago - Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida open-pit, voted Thursday in favor of strike action after rejecting as insufficient a salary hike proposed by Anglo-Australian owners BHP.

World's biggest copper mine in Chile agrees to strike

Santiago - Workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's biggest, voted in favor of strike action Thursday after rejecting as insufficient a salary hike proposed by Anglo-Australian owners BHP.

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

Paris - The Eiffel Tower was turning away tourists for a second day on Thursday as workers pressed a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors.

Strike over long lines shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

Paris - The Eiffel Tower was turning away tourists for a second day on Thursday as workers pressed a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors.

Spanish taxis call off strike against Uber

Madrid - Spanish taxis late on Wednesday called off their days-long strike against online ride-hailing services like Uber after Madrid agreed to let regional governments regulate the sector.

Eiffel Tower shut in dispute over 'monstrous' queues

Paris - Staff at the Eiffel Tower shut down the Paris landmark on Wednesday afternoon in protest over a new access policy which they say is generating "monstrous" queues for tourists.

Ryanair braces for new round of strikes in Europe

Dublin - Ryanair's Irish pilots are preparing to strike again on Friday in a new wave of industrial action against the no-frills carrier across Europe at the height of summer travel.

Eiffel Tower strike looms over long lines

Paris - Eiffel Tower workers are planning to strike this week over a new access policy for visitors which they say is generating "monstruous" waits at the famous tourist landmark, union officials said Monday.

Madrid taxis join Barcelona strike against Uber

Madrid - Taxi drivers in Madrid went on strike Saturday in solidarity with Barcelona cabbies protesting against "unfair competition" from Uber and Cabify.

Ryanair strike grounds flights across Europe

Madrid - Ryanair on Wednesday pressed ahead with its cancellation of some 300 flights across Europe as its cabin crew began a two-day strike in Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Italy.

Ryanair cabin crew to strike Wednesday, Thursday

Madrid - With the busy summer season in full swing, Ryanair's cabin crew are all set to go on strike Wednesday and Thursday in Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Italy, forcing the airline to cancel 600 flights.

French rail strike cost SNCF nearly 800 million euros: report

Paris - An unsuccessful strike by rail workers this year against President Emmanuel Macron's reform plan for the heavily indebted state operator SNCF cost the company 790 million euros ($920 million), according to an internal document seen by AFP.

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Dublin - Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

Ryanair strike hits 600 flights, 100,000 passengers

Madrid - Ryanair on Wednesday said it had cancelled 600 flights in Europe on July 25 and 26 due to cabin crew strikes in Spain, Portugal and Belgium.

Strikes blamed on Israel killed 9 pro-regime fighters in Syria: monitor

Beirut - At least nine pro-regime fighters died in a suspected Israeli missile strike overnight in northern Syria, a monitor said Monday.

MEPs cut EU parliament interpreting service to back strikers

Strasbourg - About a dozen MEPs interrupted the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on Tuesday in support of striking interpreters who were immediately ordered back to work.

Tehran's Grand Bazaar strikes in protest at rial collapse

Tehran - Traders in the Iranian capital's Grand Bazaar held a rare protest strike Monday against the collapse of the rial on the foreign exchange market as demonstrators also took to the streets.

Airlines to complain to EU over French strikes

Apo - Budget carrier Ryanair and British Airways owner IAG said Wednesday they will file a complaint to the EU over what they say is France's failure to tackle crippling strikes by air traffic controllers.

Rifts emerge among French rail unions over pursuing strikes

Paris - France's second-largest rail union said Tuesday that it would not extend a long-running strike against an overhaul of state train operator SNCF, breaking ranks with other unions after lawmakers approved the reforms last week.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Paris - Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Paris - Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

US drone kills Taliban chief wanted in Malala attack: Ghani

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed Friday that Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah had been killed in a US drone strike.

Defiant French union vows to extend rail strike into summer

Paris - The head of France's main rail union on Friday announced it would extend months of rolling strikes into July even though the reforms it is protesting have been adopted by parliament.

US military targets senior militant in Afghanistan

Washington - The US military said Thursday it carried out a strike targeting a senior militant leader in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, where Pakistani Taliban chief Maulana Fazlullah is believed to be hiding.
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