Dutch airport cancels all flights as storm batters Europe

January 18, 2018 8:06 pm

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has suspended all flights and the Dutch national rail service halted all trains as a powerful storm lashes the Netherlands, toppling trees and causing traffic chaos. Schiphol tweeted shortly after 11am local time that it was halting all take-offs and landings “until further notice” because of the...

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Knifeman shot at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport

December 15, 2017 6:11 pm

Image copyrightAFP Dutch police say they have shot and arrested a man who wielded a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The emergency prompted the authorities to evacuate part of Schiphol, one of Europe’s biggest airports. No other injuries were reported. Schiphol Plaza, a shopping area near passport control, was temporarily...

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EasyJet pilots announce new Amsterdam strike

June 23, 2016 7:30 am

EasyJet pilots stationed at Schiphol Airport will be striking again on Friday, the association of Dutch pilots VNV announced. This strike will go on for 24 hours, which means the pilots will not work at all on Friday, NU.nl reports. “Because talks between VNV and EasyJet to date have not...

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The 119 Most Underrated Attractions Around the World

January 8, 2016 10:01 pm

Everybody has those iconic vacation photos posing by major attractions the world over—jumping in front of a famous sky-high landmark, balancing in tree pose on a mountain, or a view-from-the-top cityscape that makes you hold your breath. We’ve seen them all (on Instagram, on Facebook, on your phone during a...

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Rotterdam dockers vote for strike action

December 24, 2015 2:11 am

DOCK workers in Rotterdam have voted unanimously in favour of industrial action in the new year amid fears that a significant number of jobs could be lost at Europe’s largest port. Talks between the FNV Havens union and the port broke down in November over employee concerns that increased automation...

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