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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 10, 2018 - 8:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Union officials are pushing ahead with tougher car emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming — but which the auto industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers. Officials from the council of EU member governments, parliament and the executive...
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October 04, 2018 - 10:27 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient sites and state-run museums has called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 11. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that day along with multiple sites around Greece that are popular with tourists. The...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo participants in #RedForEd protest march in Yuma, Ariz. Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending. After years of dense education debates over teacher evaluations and the Common Core standards, analysts say the teachers’ complaints about outdated textbooks and teacher shortages are resonating. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
October 03, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her...
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Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister Theresa May addresses delegates during a speech at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, Oct. 3 , 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
October 03, 2018 - 7:39 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May battled to unite her Conservative Party on Wednesday, telling critics to abandon their dreams of a "perfect" Brexit and "come together" as divorce negotiations with the European Union enter their tough final phase. May took on her...
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Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 27, 2018 - 1:35 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The president of Macedonia strongly urged voters Thursday to abstain from a weekend referendum on changing the country's name to "North Macedonia" to clear its path toward NATO and European Union membership. President Gjorge Ivanov's comments at the U.N. General Assembly in...
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September 27, 2018 - 3:39 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of unions is calling on the Dutch government to investigate Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea over allegations three of its stores in the United States, Ireland and Portugal have infringed workers' rights. The unions allege Ikea management has "sophisticated...
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Teachers join state employees as they march through the downtown demanding higher wages and protesting against the governments educational reforms in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
September 22, 2018 - 10:18 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland's economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt talks during a meeting with government officials Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Hunt is on a two day visit to the country. Hunt is on a two day visit to the country. (Ye Aung Thu/Pool Photo via AP)
September 22, 2018 - 6:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May's "...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May looks to passing by heads of government after the family photo at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
September 21, 2018 - 5:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint was unworkable. European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Thursday...
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Meeting in the Tumwater High School gymnasium Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Tumwater, Wash. Black Hills High School teacher Matt Bell leads a jubilant group of his fellow educators in the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline" as they celebrate a 98% ratification of their new two-year contract with the district. (Steve Bloom/The Olympian via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 11:58 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The last of the estimated 125,000 Washington state children who missed the start of school because of teacher strikes are now all going back to class, ending a series of teacher strikes over pay raises that escalated some cases to court and state intervention. South of Seattle in the...
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