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Peru protests block access to Machu Picchu, stranding tourists

Reuters Protests in Peru are blocking access to Machu Picchu, one of South America’s most popular heritage sites, with local anger over a new ticketing system halting rail transport to the iconic Incan site and leaving some tourists stranded.  Train services to the ancient ruins high up in the Andes have been suspended since Saturday […]

Winter weather snarls air, train travel across Europe

Frankfurt, Germany/Oslo, Norway Reuters Freezing rain in central and southern Germany grounded hundreds of flights and disrupted train travel on Wednesday, while heavy snowfall in Norway’s capital led to the temporary closure of its main airport. Germany’s massive Frankfurt airport cancelled all flights in early afternoon as jets could no longer be de-iced, but later […]

Lithuania will allow sanctioned Russian goods trade to Kaliningrad

Russia Kaliningrad freight cars

Vilnius, LithuaniaReuters European Union member Lithuania will allow sanctioned Russian goods to transit its territory on their way to Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, its Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, reversing its policy after new European Commission guidelines. The new guidelines on Wednesday followed weeks of tension among Moscow, Lithuania and the European Union that tested Europe’s […]

Eleven dead, 98 injured after train derails in Egypt

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Cairo, EgyptReuters Eleven people were killed and 98 injured on Sunday in a train accident in Egypt’s Qalioubia province north of Cairo, the health ministry said in a statement. People gather at the site where train carriages derailed in Qalioubia province, north of Cairo, Egypt, on 18th April. PICTURE: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany The train […]

Egypt fights sexual harassment on the train with commuter campaign

Egypt Cairo Safe cities message

Cairo, EgyptThomson Reuters Foundation Sexual harassment is so common on Egypt’s railways that many women avoid travelling by train, but a new initiative aims to make female passengers feel safer and embolden victims of abuse to report it. Billboards reading “The Railway is Safe” have been installed at Cairo’s main rail terminus, a complaints hotline […]