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German passenger train drivers were scheduled to strike for 48 hours beginning at 2 a.m. Thursday. The strike would follow one that began Wednesday by the nation’s freight train drivers.

According to Bloomberg, Deutsche Bahn AG, the nation’s state-owned railway, planned to run about two-thirds of its long-distance trains and 50 percent of its regional trains using replacement drivers.

The strike, including one last week by freight train drivers, is the latest in a string of work stoppages by rail workers that began in July, when they began negotiating new contracts. The current strike is by the GDL train drivers’ union.

WWII-era bomb found buried in airfieldVICENZA, Italy — Italian contractors hired to survey the Dal Molin airfield for potential unexploded ordnance found a bomb dating back to World War II on Wednesday morning.

The 250-pound bomb was found buried in the ground on the southwest portion of the airfield, according to a news release issued by the Southern European Task Force (Airborne). The site has been secured by Italian authorities, who will dispose of the bomb.

Dal Molin is the future home of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, once the survey is completed and a contractor is selected to build offices and barracks there. The move, which shouldn’t take place until 2011 or 2012, has been bitterly opposed by some Italians who don’t want a larger U.S. military presence in the city.

K-town job fair set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will be host to a job fair Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Kazabra Club, Building 2057, on Vogelweh.

Nonappropriated fund Morale, Welfare and Recreation jobs and contracting jobs will be available. At least 30 agencies and companies, such as Community Bank, University of Oklahoma, Pond Security and others, will be present.

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