Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Business Dec 23, 2019

Strike makes for not-so-merry Christmas travel in France

Holiday travelers across France scrambled for alternatives Sunday as an 18-day-old transport strike over pension reform saw train services slashed yet again. President Emmanuel Macron issued an appeal on Saturday for a truce over the holidays, three days after talks between the government and unions ...

World / Crime & Legal Dec 17, 2019

Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna's Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the Islamic State ...

As French transport strike continues, Christmas mayhem feared

World Dec 15, 2019

As French transport strike continues, Christmas mayhem feared

France reeled under a crippling public transport strike for a 10th day Saturday aimed at forcing the government to scrap a pension revamp, as fears grew of travel mayhem during Christmas. Train traffic was severely disrupted with only one out four TGV high speed long-distance ...