British Airways cabin crew began a new strike on Monday after weekend talks to try to resolve a long-running dispute over wages, job cuts and working conditions broke down in acrimony.
The volcanic ash cloud from Iceland dissipated today and a British Airways labor strike was canceled, allowing Europe's airports to return to near-normal operations. But the British Met Office is taking fire for its volcanic ash cloud forecasts.
Scientists have several ways of forecasting when the Eyjafjallajökull eruption will stop. But their data – and history – suggest the Iceland volcano's ash cloud could persist for some time.
The Iceland volcano has also disrupted tourism, trade in goods, and other economic activities for the US.
Planes across most of Western Europe were grounded for a fourth day Sunday as a cloud of ash from last week's Iceland volcano continues to hang in the air above. Stranded travelers are losing time, money – and patience.
Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
Serbia has asked Britain to extradite Ejup Ganic, a Bosnian leader who was briefly in charge of the country and its military forces. Serbia charges him of war crimes, claiming that he ordered Bosnian forces to kill wounded Serb-led troops in 1992. The Hague says otherwise.
Three-day strike by British Airways is going ahead Saturday.