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Two ‘courteous’ US anti-war veterans in their 80s fined for disrupting Irish airport

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Two elderly American anti-war activists described as “the nicest and most courteous protesters” have each been fined €5,000 by an Irish court for interfering with operations at Shannon airport, which hosts US military...

One of UK’s most wanted men arrested at Lisbon airport

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One of the UK’s most wanted men has been arrested after trying to fly to Portugal using a fraudulent passport. Alex Male, 29, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, is alleged to have been a regional distributor of class A d...

Panic at Israeli airport as US family packs unexploded bombshell for flight home

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An American family set off a bomb scare at Israel’s main airport when they showed security inspectors an unexploded shell that they found while visiting the Golan Heights and had packed for their return trip, authorit...

A picture in time: Evdokia Petrov in the hands of Soviet ‘couriers’ at Sydney airport

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At the height of the cold war in 1954, Australia was gripped by the Petrov affair. Two agents working in the Soviet embassy in Canberra defected in sensational circumstances. Vladimir Petrov was consul and third secre...

‘Hurricane Hazel’: Canada political icon, 101, still flying high as airport director

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When Hazel McCallion retired in 2014 as the mayor of the Canadian city of Mississauga, she was 93. But while most people her age typically retreat from the spotlight of public life, “Hurricane Hazel” has shown little ...

Sword found hidden in cane during X-ray scan at Logan airport

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A man passing through a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) checkpoint was stopped for having a sword concealed in his cane – and claimed he had no idea the blade was there. Around noon last Tuesday, TSA officers at ...

Sydney airport warns delays could last weeks on third day of travel chaos

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Long queues at Sydney airport’s domestic terminals have continued for a third day, with some passengers missing international connections, as the airport warns delays resulting from a surge in travellers and a shortfa...

Airport workers ramp up pressure for a living wage and union rights

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Larry Allen has worked in various jobs at Dallas Fort Worth international airport for over 40 years. Before the pandemic, Allen worked as a baggage handler, making just over $2 an hour and relying on tips to get by. W...

‘We left at 5am for a 3pm flight’: travellers facing long waits at Manchester airport

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David and Jasmine Pringle had woken up at 4am to travel to Manchester airport from County Durham after Qatar Airways told them to expect huge delays for their flight to Doha. “Leaving the house at 5am for a 3pm flight...

Manchester airport manager quits after weeks of chaos

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The managing director of Manchester airport has quit after weeks of chaos in which thousands of passengers have missed their flights because of queues up to seven hours long. Karen Smart stepped down on Tuesday after ...

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson says he is being detained at Mexican airport

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The far-right activist Tommy Robinson has said he has been detained in Mexico while attempting to visit the country on holiday, despite repeated claims of bankruptcy. The English Defence League founder, whose real nam...

Ted Cruz laments angry supreme court hearings a day after angry airport fracas

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In Washington on Monday, the Texas senator Ted Cruz complained that supreme court confirmation hearings have become increasingly angry and confrontational. In Bozeman, Montana the previous day, however, the Republican...

Roman Abramovich spotted at Israeli airport following UK sanctions

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Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea FC who was subjected to sanctions by the UK government last week, has been spotted at a VIP lounge at an airport in Israel. One of seven Russians who had their assets...

Ukraine: footage appears to show Vinnytsia airport on fire – video

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The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said Russian rockets had completely destroyed the civilian airport in central Ukraine on Sunday. Footage appears to show columns of smoke and fire billowing from the airport

Passengers using Heathrow airport fall to lowest level since 1972

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The number of passengers travelling through Heathrow airport fell to 19.4 million in 2021, its lowest level for nearly 50 years, the airport has said as it reported a pre-tax loss of £1.8bn. As a result, its cumulativ...

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