Bankrupt Alitalia cancels 40 flights
Bankrupt Alitalia canceled 40 flights on Wednesday after a small union called a four-hour strike to protest layoffs and other tough measures in a rescue plan by potential investors. The Italian airline is fighting for its survival as unions balk at accepting terms including longer hours, layoffs and reductions in routes and in the number of aircraft. Air France-KLM has expressed interest, but Berlusconi on Monday night also pointed to Lufthansa as an "ideal partner." Does Berlusconi rhymes with Mussolini?