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Mar

France: Lille: shooting

Terror fears in Lille as ‘many wounded’ in shooting near metro station in centre of French city Armed police have sealed off roads into the city centre as they try to contain the situation A mass shooting in central Lille has left ‘many wounded’ and sparked fears of a terror attack.   It is unclear …

24
Mar

New York City: Penn Station: big delays

NEW YORK — Commuters should expect delays and cancelations during afternoon rush hour into and out of New York’s Penn Station after a “minor” Amtrak train derailment Friday morning.   Customers leaving from Penn Station are urged to catch a train on the Long Island Rail Road before 4 p.m. or after 8 p.m., MTA …

23
Mar

Switzerland: Lucerne train station closed until at least Monday March 27

Lucerne station is due to remain closed until Monday morning after a Eurocity train carrying 160 passengers from Milan to Basel partially derailed on Wednesday afternoon. Six people received minor injuries.     Several carriages of the Eurocity 158 jumped on the tracks near Lucerne station, causing one to overturn on its side at around …

23
Mar

Italy: Milan: March 25: 4-hour strike: bus, metro, suburban rail

Milan – Union representing public transport workers announced a 4-hour strike from 6pm -10pm, 24 March, affecting bus, metro, suburban rail services throughout Milan. https://www.investireoggi.it/  

23
Mar

Argentina: one-day general strike on April 6

Argentina’s largest union announced a one-day general strike on April 6, increasing pressure on President Mauricio Macri’s center-right government six months before mid-term congressional elections.   The CGT says Macri’s policies, including austerity measures like reducing subsidies on fuel and electricity, are resulting in lower real salaries and lost jobs.   “There are many reasons …

22
Mar

Lebanon: Beirut airport to enact ban on electronic devices in carry-on

Beirut Airport to enact UK decision to ban electronic devices aboard flights. Based on the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Transportation’s new restrictions on electronic devices aboard flights bound to the UK, Beirut International Airport said new safety measures will be enacted as of the midnight of March 25, 2017.     Electronic smart phones or …

22
Mar

US and UK ban on devices from 10 airports

NEW BAN ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES – Britain has joined the US Department of Homeland Security in announcing the introduction of a ban on electronic devices for passengers on nonstop flights originating from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa.  The enhanced security procedures will require passengers to place all electronic items larger than a …

22
Mar

UK: London: shooting near Parliament

U.K. police shoot assailant after gunfire heard near Parliament House of Commons suspended and locked down, least 4 people lying on ground, some bleeding heavily A man has been shot by London police after loud bangs similar to gunfire were heard outside Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday.   At least four people were lying on the …

20
Mar

Peru: floods

The flooding, mudslides and highway blockages due to intense rains spread Sunday to the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Cuzco, Huanuco and Pasco with thousands of people reported to be affected, officials said.   Ten kilometers (6.2 miles) of the highway linking the town of Kepashiato with the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers, or …

20
Mar

Italy: strike update: Mar 23-Apr 21

Thursday, March 23, 2017             Taxis will be on strike for 14 hours, from 8 am to 10 pm. Wednesday, April 5, 2017             Some Air Italy and Alitalia personnel will be on strike for 24 hours, from 00:01 to 23:59. Please check with your ticket office whether this will affect your flight. Friday, April 21, 2017       …

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