Plane carrying Brazil team ran out of fuel before crash, Colombia says

Plane carrying Brazil team ran out of fuel before crash, Colombia says

Colombian aviation authorities said Monday that an airliner that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel before it could land. The plane, operated by Bolivia-based charter company LaMia, crashed on a wooded hillside near Medellin because the pilot failed to refuel en route and did not report engine failures caused […]

Crashed plane carrying Brazilian football team ‘ran out of fuel’

Crashed plane carrying Brazilian football team ‘ran out of fuel’

The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian soccer team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power, and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot’s final words. The disaster on Monday night killed 71 people and sent shock waves round the global soccer world. Only six […]

France’s Valls stands firm on labour reforms despite fuel blockade

France’s Valls stands firm on labour reforms despite fuel blockade

  The stand-off between France’s government and a hardline union over labour reforms stiffened on Wednesday as the country mobilised strategic oil stocks for the first time in 6 years and employers warned the protests were starting to hurt the economy. Police broke up a fuel depot blockade with water cannons while the CGT union […]

France turns to oil reserves as unions blockade fuel depots

France turns to oil reserves as unions blockade fuel depots

France has been relying on its strategic fuel reserves for the past two days in the face of widespread blockades of oil depots by union activists, the head of the oil industry federation said Wednesday. “For the past two days, since there have been operational problems at the refineries and blockades of depots, we have […]