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Public Transit Workers Strike in Belgium

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Public transit workers in Belgium have begun a 24-hour strike has against government pension reform. Local media outlets report that members of three unions went on strike late Wednesday. The workers are upset with the government’s plan to raise the retirement age from 55 to 58. The reform is part of Belgium’s effort to stabilize […]

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China Opens World’s Longest Sea Bridge

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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China opened the world’s longest cross-sea bridge Thursday. The 36-kilometer Jiaozhou Bay Bridge stretches from China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to the island district of Huangdao. Chinese media say the bridge – touted as the longest of its kind – cost more than $2.3 billion. The official Xinhua news agency says the bridge will […]

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