China Builds Ambitiously in Africa as US Sounds the Alarm

The sleek, green-and-white trains glide past the congested, ragged streets of Addis Ababa along the city’s new light rail — built and financed by China. The towering silver African Union headquarters here was built by China, too. So was the new ring road system around the city. And the new railway connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti.

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EU Sets Sights on Passenger Bill of Rights for Trains

With just five of 28 states enforcing all European Union rules regarding rail passengers’ rights – and just as many giving exemptions to everything on rails in and outside their borders – the European Commission said Thursday it will crack down on poor treatment of riders just as it’s done with the airline industry.

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