transport

Germany: Flight ban law improves security for "citizens and business"

A new law that allows the German government to issue flight bans when there is a terrorist threat "improves security for citizens and business," Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said...

Austria considering legal action against German road toll plan

Austria is considering whether to take legal action against Germany's plan to introduce a road toll on its motorways, Anton Heinzl of the country's governing SPOe party said Friday, one day after...

EU agrees to let Germany introduce road toll, staving off legal feud

The European Commission has approved Germany's plan to introduce a road toll on its motorways, top transport officials from both sides said on Thursday.

Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line to buy German rival

Global shipping giant A/S Maersk Line of Denmark on Thursday announced plans to grow its business by buying German rival Hamburg Sued, the world's seventh largest container shipper.

Syrian teen with headscarf complains of being kicked off Berlin tram

A 14-year-old Syrian girl was allegedly told to disembark from a tram in Berlin because the driver did not approve of her headscarf, police in the German capital said on Wednesday.

Airbus says it will cut more than 1,000 posts

Airbus said Tuesday that it will phase out 1,164 positions and transfer 325 posts as part of an effort to increase efficiency.

One dead in shooting outside Oklahoma City airport

An airline employee was shot dead Tuesday in a parking lot outside Oklahoma City's main airport, prompting authorities to stop all flights and place the airport on lockdown.

Austria mulls legal action against planned German road toll

Austria warned Friday that it might take legal action against Germany's plan to introduce a road toll that would effectively be paid by foreign drivers rather than Germans.

US declares 40,000 kilometres of electric car highways

The White House issued plans to encourage electric cars on Thursday, including nearly 40,000 kilometres of major highways where drivers across the United States should eventually have regular...

Venezuelan fighter intercepts Colombian passenger flight

A Colombian passenger plane was intercepted and escorted from Venezuelan airspace by a Venezuelan fighter plane, the government in Bogota revealed Saturday.

Croatia Airlines celebrates 20 years of flights to Sarajevo

Croatia's national air carrier, Croatia Airlines on Wednesday celebrated 20 years of Zagreb - Sarajevo flights with the airline's CEO Kresimir Kucko announcing the airline's stronger presence in...

Singapore to launch first trial of driverless buses in university

In a move that could see driverless buses plying between a metro station and a university, Singapore's transport authority announced Wednesday it was launching a trial of the vehicles.

Uber launches 50-cent rickshaw rides in Pakistan

Global taxi-hailing giant Uber has begun offering rides for the equivalent of as little 50 US cents in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore with its new rickshaw service.

US bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones from flights

US officials are banning all Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones from all flights amid concerns about the devices catching fire.

Train services resume at German station closed by bomb threat

Train services resumed at a railway station in southern Germany after it was evacuated because of a bomb threat early Tuesday.