Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Business Jan 1, 2020

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Striking Paris Opera musicians ushered in a new year of protest against President Emmanuel Macron's government by playing extracts from "Carmen" and "Romeo and Juliet" to a square steeped in the history of the French Revolution. The spirited, makeshift performance Tuesday on the front steps ...

Robots cleaning up at stations and airports in labor-hungry Japan

Business Dec 27, 2019

Robots cleaning up at stations and airports in labor-hungry Japan

More and more unmanned cleaning robots are being used in Japan, mainly at public transportation facilities, amid severe labor shortages. Faced with difficulties securing enough workers, Central Japan Railway Co. started using four robots this year to clean Nagoya Station and other locations, hoping that ...

World Dec 24, 2019

German passengers hailed for stopping 'horror' tram in Bonn

German passengers were hailed for preventing a disaster over the weekend when they were able to bring a runaway tram to a halt after the driver lost consciousness. Two male passengers broke down the door to the driver's cabin after the tram sped past eight ...