IHA Video News
24 May 2015 Sunday
German train drivers begin open-ended strike
German train drivers have announced their ninth strike in 10 months due to an ongoing dispute with rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Freight trains shut down at 3pm on Tuesday (May 19) with passenger trains stopping from 2pm Wednesday. The GDL union, representing 20,000 drivers, has not given a date for when the strike will end but says it will give 48 hours notice. In Germany 5.5 million people travel by train every day and 620,000 tonnes of freight is moved. IHA is operational in Berlin.
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UN special envoy to meet Syrian opposition in Turkey
The UN’s special envoy to Syria is to visitTurkey to meet Syrian opposition members, a UN spokesman said. No date has yet been set for Staffan de Mistura’s meeting with representatives of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SOC). Talks in Geneva started two weeks ago ahead of next month’s three-year anniversary of the Geneva Communique. IHA is operational in Istanbul and Ankara.
Greece Fears Cash Will Run Out In Two Weeks
The Greek finance minister has admitted his country may have only enough cash to meet its financial commitments for a "couple of weeks". Yanis Varoufakis was speaking after a meeting of his eurozone counterparts in Brussels as Greece confirmed it had scraped together enough money to make an International Monetary Fund (IMF) repayment of €750m due on Tuesday. IHA is operational in Athens.
US and Turkey will train and equip Syrian rebels
According to reports from Ankara, the United States and Turkey have hatched plans to begin arming and training a major Syrian opposition force. The plan calls for the training of more that 15,000 troops. Reports from Damascus say that the civil war, now in its fourth year, is beginning to take its toll on the Syrian armed forces. IHA is operational in Istanbul and Ankara.
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