Tag: cable

High-Voltage Power Cable Snaps in Kinshasa Market, Killing 26

KINSHASA—Twenty-six people died on Wednesday after lightning struck a high-tension power cable on the outskirts of the Congolese capital Kinshasa, causing it to snap and fall on houses and a market, the authorities said. The victims included 24 women and two men, and another two people were seriously injured, Democratic Republic of Congo’s government spokesman…


Israel, Cyprus, Greece Electricity Cable Link Gets EU Money

NICOSIA, Cyprus—The European Union has earmarked 657 million euros ($736 million) for the construction of a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable that will link the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece, Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides said Thursday. Pilides told reporters the funding is Cyprus’ largest-ever investment as well as the lion’s share of the…


Italy Judge Releases 3 Held in Jail Over Cable Car Crash, One Under House Arrest

MILAN—An Italian judge ruled late on Saturday that three men detained over a cable car crash that killed 14 people in northern Italy could leave prison, with one of them being placed under house arrest. In the crash a week ago, the gondola on a cable way connecting the Lake Maggiore resort town of Stresa…


Italian Cable Car Crash Kills at Least 13, Injures 3

ROME—At least 13 people died and three were seriously injured on Sunday when a cable car linking Italy’s Lake Maggiore with a nearby mountain in the Alps plunged 20 meters (66 feet) to the ground, local officials and rescuers said. The Stresa-Mottarone cable car takes tourists and locals from the town on Lake Maggiore, almost…


Italian Cable Car Crash Kills 14 People, Child Seriously Hurt

ROME—At least 14 people died and a child was seriously injured on Sunday when a cable car linking Italy’s Lake Maggiore with a nearby mountain plunged 20 meters (66 feet) to the ground, local officials and rescuers said. The Stresa-Mottarone cable car takes tourists and locals from the town on Lake Maggiore, almost 1,400 meters…


Italian Cable Car Crash Kills 9, Injures 2 Children

ROME—Nine people died and two children were seriously injured on Sunday when a cable car linking Italy’s Lake Maggiore with a nearby mountain in the Alps plunged to the ground. The Stresa-Mottarone cable car carries tourists and local people from the town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, almost 1,400 meters (4,593 feet) above sea level,…


Shaw-Rogers Merger Good for Rogers, Risky for Consumers

News Analysis The merger of telecommunications companies Rogers and Shaw makes good business sense, but the resulting consolidation could be bad for consumers, experts say. Rogers Communications Inc. is proposing to buy Shaw Communications Inc. in a deal worth $26 billion. The companies hope to clear regulatory hurdles to have the deal closed by the…


Vodafone Germany Suspends China TV From Cable

BERLIN—Vodafone Germany has had to stop distributing China’s state-owned CGTN television on its cable services as a result of a media row between Britain and China. The unit of British telecoms group Vodafone said on Friday it hoped to restore CGTN to its services, but that it currently did not have a valid license to…