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Power cut leaves hundreds stranded in sweltering Paris Metro trains

Power cut leaves hundreds stranded in sweltering Paris Metro trains

Hundr of commuters and holidaymakers were evacuated from one of Paris’ busiest metro lines on Tuesday evening after a power failure halted the driverless trains. The failure happened at around 20:10 (1810 GMT) between two stations on Line 1 in the French capital’s upmarket Marais district, a spokesman for the operator RATP said. Traffic didn’t fully ...

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Tourists left stranded after Osaka quake

OSAKA — When a magnitude 6.1-earthquake struck the Japanese city of Osaka on Monday, many foreign tourists found themselves stranded and in need of assistance that was not forthcoming. The need to  information quickly and efficiently is supposedly one of the lessons Japan learned from the loss of life following disasters in the northeast of the country in ...

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UK army deployed to get doctors to work in severe weather

UK army deployed to get doctors to work in severe weather

As unusually cold weather gripped Europe, Britain’s military was sent out Friday to central and western England to get hospital employees to work and help police rescue people from snowbound vehicles. Nicknamed “The Beast from the East,” the cold front caused travel chaos, with hundr of flights cancelled in the ...

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