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Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic
Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that Baghdad's "Green Zone" was open to the public for the first time in 12 years, albeit with many remaining restrictions.

Iraq PM opens Baghdad Green Zone to traffic
France hit by national train strike
France hit by national train strike

French commuters faced traffic chaos Wednesday amid a national train strike called by trade unions in protest against a proposed railway reform aimed at containing the sector's soaring debt.

France hit by national train strike
Actor Alec Baldwin. ©Reuters/Mark Blinch
Alec Baldwin rages at NY police over traffic stop

Actor Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to vent his anger on Tuesday after being detained by police in New York for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a street.

Alec Baldwin rages at NY police over traffic stop
NYC mayor in hot water on dangerous driving
NYC mayor in hot water on dangerous driving

New York mayor Bill de Blasio has driven head into accusations of hypocrisy after his SUV repeatedly violated traffic rules two days after he ordered a crackdown on dangerous driving.

NYC mayor in hot water on dangerous driving
Asian gecko threatened by medicine trade: TRAFFIC
Asian gecko threatened by medicine trade: TRAFFIC

Activists warned Thursday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking Tokay Gecko were in danger of being over-hunted for use in traditional medicine in China and other countries.

Asian gecko threatened by medicine trade: TRAFFIC
Control post. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Almaty drivers fined 1 billion tenge in 2 months

Over 98 thousand violations of traffic rules were registered and 95 thousand tickets worth over 1 billion tenge were issued in Almaty since December 2012.

Almaty drivers fined 1 billion tenge in 2 months
Kazakhstan citizen never been to Germany but fined for violation of German traffic rules
Kazakhstan citizen never been to Germany but fined for violation of German traffic rules

An Almaty citizen received a notification of violation of traffic rules in Germany where he has never been to.

Kazakhstan citizen never been to Germany but fined for violation of German traffic rules
Overground pedestrian cross-walk. ©Almaty Administration's press-office
PHOTO: 48 underground and overground pedestrian crossings to appear in Almaty in three years

48 underground and overground pedestrian crossings will be constructed in Almaty in three years period.

PHOTO: 48 underground and overground pedestrian crossings to appear in Almaty in three years
Photo courtesy of stat16.privet.ru
Every third traffic accident happens because of ice on Astana roads

In Astana every third road traffic accident happens because of icy roads during winter.

Every third traffic accident happens because of ice on Astana roads
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Big Almaty Ring Road to be built by the end of 2015

Big Almaty Ring Road will be completed by 2015: Almaty Road Authorities.

Big Almaty Ring Road to be built by the end of 2015

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