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12/12 Ryanair pilots in Germany call strike in dispute over wages

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The pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) announced on Tuesday that pilots on Ryanair would take part in the first industrial action in the budget airline’s history. The announcement comes after pilot’s unions in Portugal and Italy had also called their members to strike against the Irish company. VC did not name dates for the strikes in order […]

12/11 ‘Historic’ opening of Berlin-Munich high-speed rail line hit by delays, cancellations

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Deutsche Bahn (DB) heralded the opening of the high-speed rail line between Berlin and Munich as a significant moment in German rail history. But the opening went far from smoothly. The new rail line cuts over two hours off train journey between Germany’s two most prominent cities, taking the journey from over six hours to under […]

12/11 Angela Merkel condemns burning of Israeli symbols in Berlin

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday denounced the burning of Israeli flags to protest against the United States’ decision last Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We oppose all forms of anti-Semitism and xenophobia,” she said following a meeting of senior members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Berlin. She added that […]

12/9 This is how much quicker German trains will be starting Sunday 12/10

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Deutsche Bahn is implementing the largest timetable change it has had in decades, meaning that from Sunday onward, many long-distance trains will run on a different schedule and travel times will be reduced. The change is due to the opening of the new high-speed line between Berlin and Munich on Sunday which has affected the schedules […]

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