Lufthansa Pilots Propose Talks Over Pay, Benefits

Lufthansa Pilots Propose Talks Over Pay, Benefits

  German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has proposed restarting talks with Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits but does not rule out further strikes during the negotiations. The dispute has resulted in eight strikes at Lufthansa this year, the latest one lasting for 30 hours earlier this week and affecting thousands of passengers. […]

Oscar De La Renta Dead: Legendary Fashion Designer Dies At 82

Oscar De La Renta Dead

  Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on Monday at the age of 82, ABC News reported. The cause of death was complications from cancer, his wife confirmed to The New York Times. De la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932. He left home at the age of 18 to […]

Oscar Pistorius Gets 5 Years For Killing Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius Sentenced To Prison For Killing Girlfriend (Photo AP)

  Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in South Africa today to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his then-girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. He was also given a 3-year suspended sentence for a firearms conviction. Pistorius’ attorney, Barry Roux, told Reuters he expects the double-amputee athlete to serve only 10 months of the sentence […]

Budapest-Tehran Train Trip is Newest Luxury Pursuit

A conductor stands in front of a historic steam locomotive as it pulls a Tehran-bound train into Nyugati Terminus in Budapest, October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

  BUDAPEST  (Reuters) – A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars. The two-week trip sets back each participant at least 9,000 […]

Air Berlin, Alitalia Sign Codeshare Deal

Air Berlin, Alitalia Sign Codeshare Deal

  Air Berlin and Alitalia have agreed to cooperate on over 400 routes from later this month, hoping to boost ticket sales. The airlines, both battling to return to profitability, said the codeshare deal would cover 412 flights between Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Strict foreign ownership regulations mean it is difficult for airlines in […]

MH17 Crash Items Recovered Despite Nearby Clashes

MH17 Crash Items Recovered Despite Nearby Clashes

  Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in east Ukraine, despite fighting nearby. But the leader of the Dutch team coordinating the repatriation mission said the aim was still to get a Dutch team on site to comb […]

NASA Prepares Its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

  NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19. Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet — less than half the […]

Lunar Eclipse Turns Moon Blood Red (VIDEO)

Lunar Eclipse Turns Moon Blood Red

  Early risers in North America were able to witness a spectacle in red on Wednesday morning: a total lunar eclipse, often referred to as a “blood moon.” WSJ’s Monika Auger reports. Photo: AP Source:  Wall Street Journal Related posts: Lunar Eclipse October 2013: How To Watch The Celestial Show Online (LIVESTREAM) LOOK: Lake In […]

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