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Briefs from around the globe

Posted on July 1, 2003

Britain to stage terror strike drill in Underground Britain’s emergency services will stage a major anti-terror exercise in September to simulate a chemical or biological attack on the Underground rail system, reported Agence France Presse. “This is one of a number of regular exercises designed to test emergency procedures and equipment carried out in London,” said a Department of Transport spokeswoman. The plan, which was announced earlier in the year, would simulate the evacuation and treatment of victims, the AFP report said. India, Bangladesh begin new bus link, may resume rail India and Bangladesh started a new bus service in August linking the two countries and will begin talks to resume a passenger train link that has been idle for 50 years. The new bus service will run between the northeast Indian town of Agartala and the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Currently, no train services link the neighboring countries, which have been clashing over border disputes and issues stemming from illegal immigrant deportation. Germany starts Deutsche Bahn privatization process The German government began the process of privatizing the state rail service Deutsche Bahn, according to the Agence France Presse. Deutsche Bahn is currently facing economic challenges with a net loss of $548 million, its second year of losses in a row. The bank chosen for an advisory role in a float expected to involve an estimated 20% of the railway will be named this year.

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