Transportation And Shipping

Thousands flee from 'monster' wildfire on Canary Islands

Aug 19, 2019

A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands is throwing flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Aug 16, 2019

Tokyo's famous and efficient rail system is likely to be stressed during next year's Olympics.

The Latest: UK says Iran must abide by EU sanctions on Syria

Aug 15, 2019

Britain's Foreign Office has warned Iran to abide by the assurances it provided to the government of Gibraltar that led to the release of a detained Iranian supertanker

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leader released on bail

Aug 15, 2019

A leader of 2014 pro-democracy protests has been released on bail as Hong Kong's government attempts to quell a movement that has paralyzed parts of the city and its airport and led to hundreds of arrests

Germany: Father jumps on moving train with children on board

Aug 14, 2019

German police say a 42-year-old man jumped on a train pulling out of a station after the doors closed with his 7-and-9-year-old children on board

Riot police clash with protesters at Hong Kong airport

Aug 13, 2019

Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled Hong Kong's international airport for a second day, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city's pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a "path of no return"

The Latest: Concerts canceled over Hong Kong airport protest

Aug 13, 2019

At least three concerts by overseas performers have been canceled in Hong Kong as protesters forced the airport to suspend operations for a second day

Norwegian plane damaged on pushback from London's Gatwick

Aug 12, 2019

A Norwegian airlines jet sustained damage while pushing back for the flight from London's Gatwick Airport to New York's JFK, prompting the aircraft to be taken out of service

The Latest: Cathay chief warns employees over HK protests

Aug 12, 2019

The chief executive of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways says there will be "disciplinary consequences" for employees involved in "illegal protests"

China issues top warning for strong typhoon nearing coast

Aug 9, 2019

China issued its top warning for coastal Zhejiang province ahead of a strong typhoon now passing northeast of Taiwan

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