False bomb alert on Rome metro causes panic

June 8, 2018 12:50 pm

Reports of an explosion at Rome’s Policlinico metro station triggered panic during Friday morning rush hour, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of passengers before the noise was determined to be an electrical fault. Some 1,500 people were evacuated from the station, located on Line B in the north-east of Rome,...

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Italy fines Ryanair for mass flight cancellations

June 8, 2018 12:47 pm

Italy’s competition authority (AGCM) on Thursday hit Ryanair with a €1.85 million fine for mass flight cancellations late last year and failing to adequately inform affected passengers of their rights. In a statement, AGCM said it launched the procedure in September 2017 for “incorrect commercial practice” after the low cost...

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Kosovo Telecom Staff Threaten Strike Over Pay Cut :: Balkan Insight

June 2, 2018 9:50 am

Post and Telecommunication of Kosovo. Photo: BIRN The union representing workers at Kosovo Telecom, formerly Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo, PTK, has warned of strikes if their salaries are cut – after Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said a pay cut of 20 per cent might be needed to save the...

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Rare snow storm disrupts flights, shuts down schools in Rome

February 26, 2018 8:23 pm

Rome: A rare snow storm in Rome on Monday disrupted transport, shut down schools and prompted the authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets. Only one runway was operating at Rome’s main airport, Fiumicino. The Italian capital’s second airport, Ciampino, was closed overnight and workers were clearing...

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Strikes disrupt air travel in Italy

February 11, 2018 5:58 am

Pilots, cabin and ground crews from a number of Italian budget airlines walked out of their jobs on Saturday. They’ve been demanding a choice for workers to decide freely about their representatives without facing any pressure under EU regulations Max Civili Press TV, Rome