Transportation (TRBC)

French police disperse protesters blocking major Spain-France road link

November 12, 2019

Members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami clash with French police officers at the AP-7 highway on the French side of the Spanish-French border November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante LA JONQUERA, Spain (HeadlineNews) – French riot police were dispersing on Tuesday morning hundreds of Catalan pro-independence demonstrators who had been blocking a major road link […]

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Flash mob rallies in downtown Hong Kong financial district

November 12, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses after territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city. A flash mob of more than 1,000 pro-democracy protesters, many wearing office clothes and face masks, rallied in Central for a […]

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Hong Kong spirals into rare working-hour violence as police shoot protester

November 11, 2019

HONG KONG (HeadlineNews) – Hong Kong police shot and wounded one protester who, hospital officials said, was in critical condition on Monday, as the Chinese-ruled territory spiraled into rare working-hours violence in its 24th straight week of pro-democracy unrest. Police fired tear gas in the Central business district where some protesters, crouching behind umbrellas, blocked […]

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GE unit orders 25 Airbus jets including 12 Rolls-powered A330neo: sources

November 8, 2019

PARIS (HeadlineNews) – Leasing giant GECAS, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of General Electric (GE.N), has ordered 25 Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft including a rare purchase of jets powered by GE’s rival engine maker Rolls-Royce, two people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of U.S. conglomerate General Electric is seen on the company building […]

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Five candidates to run in Algeria’s presidential election next month

November 2, 2019

ALGIERS (HeadlineNews) – Five candidates will run in Algeria’s presidential election next month, including two former prime ministers, the head of the election authority said on Saturday, amid mass protests rejecting the vote. People walk past a campaign poster for presidential election in Algiers, Algeria November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina The authorities have repeatedly said […]

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Biggest demonstrations yet rock protest-stricken Chile

October 25, 2019

By Dave Sherwood and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda Demonstrators gather during a protest against Chile’s state economic model in Santiago, Chile October 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado SANTIAGO (HeadlineNews) – As many as a million Chileans protested on Friday in the capital Santiago in the biggest demonstrations yet since violence broke out a week ago over […]

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Qantas tests world’s longest commercial flight from New York to Sydney

October 19, 2019

MELBOURNE (HeadlineNews) – Australia’s flag carrier Qantas (QAN.AX) completed on Sunday a nonstop test flight from New York to Sydney, researching how the world’s longest potential commercial airplane journey of nearly 20 hours would impact pilots, crew and passengers. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen near Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the […]

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Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won’t testify before Congress

October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it’s IPO at the New York Stock […]

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Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won’t testify before Congress

October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (HeadlineNews) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said. The two ride-hailing companies had been asked to appear as part of a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee inquiry on safety and labor […]

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Four dead, 17 missing as fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo

October 12, 2019

TOKYO (HeadlineNews) – Four people were killed and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, flooding rivers and putting millions under evacuation warning before plowing up the northeastern coast. A Shinkansen bullet train rail yard is seen flooded due to heavy rains caused by Typhoon Hagibis in […]

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