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World News: UK brought to a standstill amid biggest rail strike in 30 years Updated: 2022-06-22 10:19:36 KST


Let's take a look at what's going on in 'The World Now'.

There's chaos on Britain's railways as nearly 40-thousand workers have left their posts in the UK's biggest rail strike in 30 years.
Only 20-percent of rail services in England, Scotland and Wales were operating on Tuesday.
This comes after talks on Monday failed to reach an agreement on a wage increase, with the transport union rejecting a 2-percent increase against their request for 7-percent.
Further strikes on Thursday and Saturday could also lead to major disruptions for millions of workers.
Meanwhile, only 60-percent of trains are expected to run on Wednesday, due to a delay in services as some operating staff are not doing overnight shifts.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the strike could harm businesses that are still recovering from the impact of COVID-19.

Food manufacturing company Kellogg's is set to spin off into three independent companies, in a move that will separate its iconic brands into distinct snacking, cereal, and plant-based businesses.
The announcement was made on Tuesday and signals Kellogg's move to focus on snacks as trends show people increasingly eat between meals.
This comes as sales figures for cereals reached only 2.4 billion U.S. dollars and have stagnated in the U.S. due to a wider range of breakfast options.
In contrast, the company's snacks sales reached 11 billion-dollars.
Names for the new companies are set to be announced later, with the process scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.

Electric car company Tesla is moving forward with plans to lay off up to ten percent of its salaried workers
Tesla CEO Elon Musk provided details of the move at the Qatar Economic Forum on Tuesday, where he said the staff will be laid off over the next three months in order to grow the company's hourly workforce.
According to Musk, the cuts make up about 3 to 3.5-percent of the total workforce.
He added that in a year from now the company's workforce will be bigger than today's figures.
This year Tesla has opened two new factories in Germany and Texas.

Turning back to the UK where around 6-thousand people, including groups of druids and pagans assembled at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice by watching the sun rise.
The event on Tuesday morning marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
The 4,500 year old World Heritage site has been home to solstice celebrations for millennia, as it was designed to line up with the midsummer sunrise and the midwinter sunset.
This year was the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic started over two years ago.
Thousands more watched the event online.

The editor of one of Russia’s last independent newspapers has auctioned off his 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for a record 103.5 million U.S. dollars.
Taking place in New York, the Monday auction broke the previous record price paid for a Nobel Prize medal, which was 4.76 million dollars back in 2014.
Proceeds from Monday's sale are going to UNICEF to benefit children displaced by the Ukraine war.
Dmitry Muratov was awarded the Nobel Prize in October 2021, and was one of the founding members of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper.
The paper was forced to stop its activities in Russia in March as the Kremlin clamped down on journalists and public dissent following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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