Train Drivers' Latest Strike Paralyses German Rail Network

Millions of German commuters have been left stranded after train drivers went on strike indefinitely for the ninth time in 10 months, demanding improved negotiating rights, higher pay and a shorter working week.
Marking a stinging blow to Germany’s reputation as Europe’s most efficient and smooth-running economy, the strike has brought freight and passenger trains to a standstill and is causing havoc across the country since starting in the early hours of Wednesday.