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Air France workers gather during a protest in front of the company headquarters in Tremblay-en-France, outside Paris Friday, July 3, 2020. Air France is meeting with personnel representatives Friday to discuss thousands of job cuts after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

Jul. 3, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Air France and regional subsidiary Hop announced 7,500 job cuts Friday after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel. Activists from multiple unions protested at Air France headquarters at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport as talks began...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration increased pressure on Venezuelan Maduro, Thursday, June 18, targeting a lifeline he's used for selling crude oil run by a close associate of the socialist leader who was recently jailed in Cape Verde. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

Venezuela's Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

Jun. 29, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the European Union’s ambassador to leave the country, hours after the bloc that's pushing for a democratic transition hit several officials loyal to the socialist leader with sanctions. Maduro's order, given in an...

Climate activists disrupt reopening of Paris' Orly Airport

Jun. 26, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Twenty-nine environmental activists were arrested Friday after breaking onto a runway of Paris’ Orly Airport to protest plane emissions — just hours after the airport reopened for the first time since the virus pandemic grounded most air travel three months ago. The activists...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan’s state-run airline announced Thursday, June 25, 2020, it will ground 150 pilots on charges they obtained their pilot licenses by having others take exams for them. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for PIA, said the decision comes after a probe into last month’s Pakistan International Airlines crash that killed 97 people in the city of Karachi.  (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan to ground 150 pilots for cheating to get licenses

Jun. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s state-run airline said Thursday it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licenses by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month’s crash that killed 97 people in Karachi. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for...

Pakistan state-run airline: 150 pilots to be grounded following crash probe for obtaining licenses by cheating on exams

Jun. 25, 2020 6:32 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan state-run airline: 150 pilots to be grounded following crash probe for obtaining licenses by cheating on exams.
In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo provided by Honeywell, Honeywell CEO Darius Adamczyk is photographed at the company's corporate headquarters in Morris Plains, N.J.  (Jeff Zelevansky/Honeywell via AP)

Insider Q&A: Honeywell CEO gears company for pandemic shifts

Jun. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Honeywell no longer sells its iconic home thermostats, but it's still in the business of making control systems for buildings and aircraft. That's put the 114-year-old conglomerate in a tough spot as workplaces have gone vacant and flights grounded in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Darius Adamczyk, who...

Juan Manuel Ballestero stands on his boat in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Ballestero crossed the Atlantic on a small sailboat, setting off from the port of Porto Santo in Portugal on March 24 and finally reaching Mar del Plata on Wednesday to be reunited with his parents after flights to Argentina were cut due to the COVID-19 lockdown. (AP Photo/Vicente Robles)

No flights, Argentine sails the Atlantic to be with parents

Jun. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Unable to fly home to be with his parents during the pandemic, Juan Manuel Ballestero decided to make the cross-Atlantic trip to Argentina from Portugal by sailboat, launching a three-month odyssey that included battling storms and dangerous waves. Now in his hometown of Mar...

The entrance to the H Mart Groceries & More store posts several signs letting customers know that face masks are required to enter the store, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has increased significantly over the past several weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

Jun. 17, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in China's capital this week, Beijing canceled flights, suspended reopenings and described the situation as “extremely grave.” But with cases rising in some U.S. states, local officials have balked at even requiring people to wear masks. In the...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators Adam Huray, right, and Carol Hogan examine wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. Federal investigators said Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was descending. (James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Probe: Kobe Bryant pilot may have become disoriented in fog

Jun. 17, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday. Ara Zobayan radioed to air traffic...

A man holds a child wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Beijing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Chinese capital on Wednesday canceled more than 60% of commercial flights and raised the alert level amid a new coronavirus outbreak, state-run media reported. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Asia Today: Beijing adds more measures to curb new outbreak

Jun. 17, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it fights a new outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of a new wave of infections across the country. More than 60% of commercial flights in and out of Beijing have been canceled...