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Chinese city with coronavirus outbreak stops buses, trains

Sep. 12, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public Sunday not to leave town, suspended bus and train service and closed cinemas, bars and other facilities. Anyone who needs to leave Putian, a city of 2.9 million...

German train operator fails to get injunction to end strike

Sep. 02, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court on Thursday rejected a bid by German train operator Deutsche Bahn for an emergency injunction to stop a strike by many train drivers that has disrupted rail traffic in the country for a third time this summer. Deutsche Bahn said it considers the...

Train station protests fizzle in Italy as COVID passes start

Sep. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Police outnumbered demonstrators at several of Italy's main train stations as COVID-19 vaccination or tests became mandatory Wednesday for long-distance travel within the country. Threats by some of the rule's opponents to block railroad tracks apparently fizzled. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 01, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 31, 2021. Editorial: Afghans are welcome here On Friday, Afghan refugees began arriving at Philadelphia International Airport, and elected officials, including Mayor Jim Kenney, have rightly expressed “solidarity with...

Anniversary celebration of tourist railroad back on track

Aug. 29, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ANTONITO, Colo. (AP) — On a recent Saturday morning, it looked like the town of Antonito, Colorado, was on fire. But it was just steam from the Cumbres & Toltec train depot — lots of it. Four steam engines from the 19th century were running...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 25, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 20, 2021. Editorial: School vaccine mandates are key as Philly families prepare for in-person classes With less than two weeks to go until the Philadelphia School District’s roughly 125,000 students return to...

The Latest: S Korea nearly matches its high for new cases

Aug. 24, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 2,155 new coronavirus cases, nearly matching a record daily increase set earlier this month amid an alarming spread of infections. With Wednesday's report, the country has tallied more than 1,000 new cases for 50 consecutive...

The Latest: Alabama gov issues state of emergency amid surge

Aug. 13, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday issued a state of emergency as state hospitals face a surge in COVID-19 cases, an order that came the same day the state tied a record low for available intensive care unit beds. Ivey issued a limited state of...

Germany: Labor strike disrupts train service for 2nd day

Aug. 12, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Striking railway workers in Germany kept much of the country's train service suspended Thursday as they continued their nationwide work stoppage for a second day. Only one-quarter of long-distance trains were running and about 40 % of regional and local...

Nationwide train strike disrupts travel across Germany

Aug. 11, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

A nationwide railway workers strike brought large parts of Germany's long-distance and commuter train systems to a standstill Wednesday as vacationers scrambled to remake their travel plans and children in big cities like Berlin squeezed into buses and trams to get to school. ...