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18
Sep

Spain: rail strike on Sept 29

SPAIN’S largest trade union has called a national strike across the country’s rail network on 29 September – and it could coincide with strike action that is due to hit all Spanish airports on the same day. The CC.OO. union that represents workers at the train operator Renfe and infrastructure company Adif is calling for […]

18
Sep

France: strikes: Sept 25: trucker strike

French unions and left-wing plan 10 days of action to rattle Macron. Trucker strike for Sept 25. PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron may have won the first round of his battle to overhaul France’s economy, but the coming 10 days promise to bring far more protests and unrest to the streets as labor unions […]

18
Sep

New Zealand: Auckland Airport: flights affected by fuel shortage

List of flights cancelled grows due to Auckland Airport jet fuel supply shortage Thousands of passengers have been left in the lurch after a jet fuel shortage grounded dozens of domestic and international flights at Auckland Airport. At least 2000 passengers per day at Auckland Airport will be affected after a fuel pipe line from […]

18
Sep

Caribbean: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria: ‘Significant’ strengthening likely as storm nears land Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. “Significant strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane before […]

15
Sep

Air Berlin: insolvency could affect flights–confirm flight status

Due to Air Berlin’s insolvency, flight delays and/or cancellations are expected until the future of the airline is known. Passengers booked on Air Berlin flights should check with their travel agent or the airline directly to establish flight status before travelling. The level of advice has not changed. http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/europe/western/Pages/germany.aspx

15
Sep

London: Explosion on train

An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism, police said. Twenty-two people are being treated in hospital, mostly for burn injuries. Assistant Commissioner […]

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