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Pilots' demand for union leave dismissed by Ryanair

Ryanair has described demands by Spanish pilots for 36 days off per year for trade union duties as unacceptable. But it has appealed to their union to return to negotiations to complete a union recognition agreement. Talks on a Collective Labour Agreement (CLA) between the airline’s management and the Spanish union …

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Nasa will send helicopter to Mars to test otherworldly flight

Image copyright NASA / JPL Image caption Nasa provided this computer-generated image of the helicopter’s design Nasa is sending a helicopter to Mars, in the first test of a heavier-than-air aircraft on another planet. The Mars Helicopter will be bundled with the US space agency’s Mars rover when it launches …

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US play chronicles Frederick Douglass's trip to Ireland

A new play is opening in Washington this weekend which chronicles the visit to Ireland in 1845 by African-American anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass escaped and went on to become a leading voice in the US abolitionist movement. In 1845, he toured Ireland giving lectures and selling books …

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