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German airline Lufthansa grounds 1,300 flights amid flight attendant strike

German airline Lufthansa grounds 1,300 flights amid flight attendant strike

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Nov. 7 (UPI) -- German airline Lufthansa grounded 1,300 flights on Thursday as thousands of flight attendants launched a strike. The strike over pay, pensions and working conditions is expected to last through Friday evening and affects about 180,000 passengers, NPR reported. The flight attendants' union, UFO, agreed to preliminary talks over the weekend but was not expected to end the strike early. UFO issued a statement accusing the airline of not working with them earlier to avoid the need for a strike. "Instead of averting the strike, plans were changed on a massive scale and additional standby services were acquired for the day of the strike," the union said. Lufthansa condemned the strike in a statement before it took effect and offered affected customers the opportunity to rebook ...
Man confesses to shooting near German synagogue

Man confesses to shooting near German synagogue

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Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A man accused of fatally shooting two people near a German synagogue confessed to the killings, federal prosecutors said Friday. The German federal prosecutor's office told NBC News that Stephen Balliet, 27, gave "comprehensive testimony" Thursday. "Stephen B. has admitted to the accusations and specifically to his anti-Semitic as well as right-wing extremist motives," said Markus Schmitt, a spokesman for prosecutors. The office said Balliet had nearly 9 pounds of explosives in his vehicle when police arrested him. Police said he posted a 35-minute video to the Twitch streaming service showing the killings and a brief anti-Semitic rant in which he said the Holocaust never happened. The attack happened on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, and more than 8...
New York Yankees’ Domingo German placed on administrative leave

New York Yankees’ Domingo German placed on administrative leave

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Domingo German was placed on administrative leave under the joint MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy, the league announced Thursday. League sources told ESPN that German was put on leave following an incident that MLB learned about Tuesday. According to MLB.com, Major League Baseball's Department of Investigations is looking into the matter. Despite the absence of a detailed police report, MLB and the union agreed the allegations against German were enough to place him on seven-day leave as the investigation continues, according to ESPN. The league's investigation is expected to be expedited, and German could face discipline, including a possible suspension, from MLB before the playoffs. "We fully support all measures being undertak...