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Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were...

Tunisian president vows safer roads after 2 deadly crashes

Dec. 2, 2019 6:53 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president is promising to improve his country’s poor road safety record after 26 people were killed in a bus crash — and then a car transporting one of the bodies was reportedly hit by a train. The Health Ministry on Monday raised the death toll to 26...

Sabbath buses barrel through Israel’s religious-secular rift

Nov. 29, 2019 2:04 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tel Aviv has taken a major step to cement its status as Israel’s secular mecca, launching public transportation services on the Jewish sabbath and redrawing the lines in the country’s culture wars between religious and secular citizens. The defiant move circumvents the...

20 tourists, mainly Russians, injured in Dominican bus crash

Nov. 26, 2019 5:54 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — At least 22 Russian tourists were seriously injured on Tuesday after a bus they were in collided with a truck in the Dominican Republic’s eastern region, according to officials. The bus was en route to the airport in La Romana and was carrying 41 people,...

NYC commuters enjoy Thanksgiving feast on subway car

Nov. 26, 2019 1:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving came early for a group of New York City commuters who enjoyed a holiday feast on a subway train. Video footage shows riders standing behind a white-clothed table covered with plates of turkey, mashed potatoes and cornbread in the middle of a Brooklyn-bound L train on Sunday....

London’s transit operator declines to renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, citing safety breaches.

Nov. 25, 2019 5:04 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — London’s transit operator declines to renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, citing safety breaches.

St. Louis poised to add 14 electric buses to busy route

Nov. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis is poised to add 14 new electric buses to a heavily traveled route. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Metro Transit is set to approved the $18.6 million purchase Friday. The move would mark the St. Louis-area transit agency’s first major commitment to electric...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

California transit chief says man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during fight

Nov. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EST
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — California transit chief says man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during fight.

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...