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German railways hit by another drivers' strike this week BERLIN: Rail passengers in Germany face two days of disruptions and cancellations this week as train drivers stage a new round of walkouts in their months-long pay dispute, operator Deutsche Bahn said Tuesday.Board member Ulrich Homburg said that two out of three long-distance trains and as many as five out of every six regional trains would be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday. The strikes -- the seventh round of industrial action in ten months -- would lead to "considerable disruptions" in cargo services from Tuesday afternoon and in passenger services on Wednesday and Thursday, Homburg said. Around one third of long-distance passenger trains would run as normal, and between 15 and 60 percent of regional train services, the board member said. Deutsche Bahn said it has set up special telephone hotlines to handle queries from passengers who will also be able to change their tickets free of charge or receive ...

Italy PM Renzi says military action in Libya not on the table ROME: Foreign military intervention in Libya is not on the table as part of a possible solution to the growing seaborne immigration crisis, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. Speaking in a joint press conference with Maltese premier Joseph Muscat in Rome, Renzi said that the only way to stop the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe was to block people traffickers that are organising the perilous trips. But of the ...
Greece calls on Chinese firms to bid for oil quest ATHENS: Greece invited Chinese firms on Monday to bid in a Greek tender for deep-sea oil and gas exploration later this year after Athens extended the bidding process in March. Greece, which depends on financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund to stay afloat, has made several fruitless attempts over the past 50 years to find big oil and gas reserves. The debt crisis then prompted the country to step up ...
EU's Tusk calls special summit for Thursday on migration crisis BRUSSELS: European Council President Donald Tusk has called EU leaders together for an extraordinary summit on Thursday to discuss a joint response to the flow of migrants from North Africa and to disasters that have caused thousands to drown. Tusk's call on Monday followed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's request that the leaders meet. EU foreign and interior ministers were meeting in Luxembourg under pressure to produce more than words as bodies from Sunday's deadly ...
EU foreign, interior ministers to meet Monday on migrant disaster: official LUXEMBOURG: EU foreign ministers will be joined Monday by their interior minister colleagues to discuss the latest migrant disaster in the Mediterranean which may have cost 700 lives, an EU official said.The foreign ministers were originally due to meet on their own but the agenda had to be changed after the loss of a ship carrying more than 700 people sparked calls for immediate action, a European Council spokeswoman said.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Greek PM says EU needs urgent plan to tackle migrant crisis ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged the European Union on Sunday to urgently come up with a plan to tackle a mounting migrant humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean."The Mediterranean must stop being a graveyard sea and southern European countries a storage of human souls," Tsipras said in a televised address.He spoke after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, killing as many as 700 people in what officials said ...
EU dreams of Iranian gas to break dependence on Moscow BRUSSELS: The EU is hoping future gas imports from Iran can break its dependence on Russia as prospects grow for a nuclear deal that would include lifting sanctions on Tehran.The European Union is betting on so-called Southern Corridor pipelines to supply gas to southern Europe via Turkey from fields in Azerbaijan and nearby countries, including Iran."It's one of our priorities," EU commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete said Wednesday in the Latvian ...


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