Rail walk-out kicks off in UK amid fears of a summer of pay strikes

Rail walk-out kicks off in UK amid fears of a summer of pay strikes

Forty thousand UK Network Rail staff and workers at 13 train operators have staged walkouts over pay in Britain’s biggest rail strike in 30 years. Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — A days-long rail walkout that is causing severe travel disruption across Britain could be just the beginning of … Read more

UK’s biggest rail strike in 30 years brings nation to standstill

UK's biggest rail strike in 30 years brings nation to standstill

Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes in three decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to agree on pay. Frustrated passengers in England, Scotland and Wales are dealing with severe disruption in what is the largest rail strike in 30 years as they scramble to find transport alternatives for their … Read more

China rejects Canadian, Australian charges in air encounters

FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of Defense, a Chinese PLA J-16 fighter jet flies in an undisclosed location. Australia on Sunday, June 5, 2022, said a Chinese J-16 fighter jet carried out dangerous maneuvers threaten

BEIJING– China defended its military pilots on Monday, saying they acted properly and were protecting its sovereignty, following recent complaints by Canada and Australia that Chinese planes engaged in risky maneuvers with their aircraft over the Pacific. Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said China “swiftly took reasonable, forceful and professional measures in response to Canada’s … Read more

Thousands attends funeral for slain Guard colonel in Iran

Thousands attends funeral for slain Guard colonel in Iran

Thousands of mourners have poured into the streets of Tehran to pay their respects to a senior Revolutionary Guard member fatally shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle earlier this week By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press May 24, 2022, 1:04 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TEHRAN, Iran — … Read more