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PARIS | France frees Ryanair jet after tarmac standoff over subsidy

PARIS— Ryanair paid 525,000 euros ($610,000) in subsidies back to French authorities on Friday in order to end a tarmac standoff that forced 149 passengers to disembark from an impounded plane. The French civil aviation authority said it had seized the plane at the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort,” after France had repeatedly tried … Continue reading PARIS | France frees Ryanair jet after tarmac standoff over subsidy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana | Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured

GEORGETOWN, Guyana— A Fly Jamaica Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport early Friday, injuring several people. Airline spokesman Carl Bowen said the plane, which was on its way to Toronto, reported a hydraulic failure emergency shortly after taking off from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and returned after less than … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, Guyana | Jet overshoots runway in Guyana, several injured

PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

PARIS— French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. The French civil aviation authority announced Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort.” Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure. … Continue reading PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

COMPIEGNE, France | Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history

COMPIEGNE, France — Adolf Hitler went in wartime for revenge. Angela Merkel plans a pilgrimage in the name of peace. Two German chancellors, with opposite aims and the same destination: a train car in a French forest. Hitler literally tried to rewrite history in 1940 when the Nazi leader commanded the dining coach to serve … Continue reading COMPIEGNE, France | Hitler in war, Merkel in peace: A train car for history

BERLIN | Train hits construction vehicle in Germany, no one injured

BERLIN — Police say a night train traveling from Berlin to Zurich has collided with a small construction vehicle in southwestern Germany. No one was hurt. Federal police said the accident happened south of Freiburg about 7 a.m. Sunday. The train, operated by Austria’s OeBB, ran into the smaller vehicle at about 80 kph (50 … Continue reading BERLIN | Train hits construction vehicle in Germany, no one injured

NEW YORK  | Southwest 3Q profit rises on more passengers, flights

NEW YORK  — Southwest Airlines is reporting profits rose more than 16 percent during the third quarter as it booked more passengers on more flights. The company earned $615 million, or $1.08 per share, beating estimates by 2 cents, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue rose 5.1 percent to $5.58 billion, also … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Southwest 3Q profit rises on more passengers, flights

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Twenty-two people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

MOSCOW, Pa. | Bus crashes on Pennsylvania interstate, killing 1

MOSCOW, Pa.  — A passenger bus has crashed on a Pennsylvania interstate, killing a woman and injuring an unknown number of passengers. The bus crashed around 9 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 380 in Covington Township, Lackawanna County. News video and photos showed the bus leaning to its right side along the tree line. Rescue workers … Continue reading MOSCOW, Pa. | Bus crashes on Pennsylvania interstate, killing 1