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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, May 23, 1997, Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok in the western Dutch beach resort of Noordwijk, Netherlands. Former premier Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders in Europe, has died Saturday Oct. 20, 2018, at age 80. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, FILE)
October 20, 2018 - 11:46 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Kok, who died Saturday, "was...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 19, 2018 - 2:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Disagreements over the Ireland border could lead to a breakdown in the Brexit discussions, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Friday. Speaking on France Inter radio, Barnier said a deal to keep goods flowing smoothly between EU member state Ireland and Northern...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. European Union leaders are converging on Brussels for what had been billed as a "moment of truth" Brexit summit but which now holds little promise for a breakthrough. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show "courage, trust and leadership" to settle their remaining differences...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, hugs Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, as they meet in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 when European leaders meet to negotiate on terms of Britain's divorce from the European Union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 17, 2018 - 12:08 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal ahead of their separation. After the EU insisted for months that this week's summit was a...
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European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2018 - 9:52 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union largely abandoned the hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to come up with "a new method of thinking" on the Irish border issue that has stumped negotiators for over a year. With...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends a roundtable meeting with business leaders whose companies are inaugural signatories of the Race at Work Charter at the Southbank Centre in London, Thursday Oct. 11, 2018. (Henry Nicholls/Pool via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 11:09 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The European Union's top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain's point person did result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said: "Despite...
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October 12, 2018 - 3:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he sees room for a major breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations next week when leaders from the 27 EU nations meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Oettinger confirmed reports that progress was being made on the divisive...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, a Bay Area Rapid Transit train leaves the station in Oakland, Calif. Regulators fined a Northern California transit agency $650,000 for safety failures that led to a train fatally striking two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 11, 2018 - 4:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators fined the San Francisco Bay Area's transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay...
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Tourists from Taiwan take photographs with the closed Acropolis ancient site in the background in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 during a 24-hour strike called by a Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient site. The union accused the Greek government of failing to list publicly-owned properties that have been transferred to a powerful privatization fund created during the country's international bailouts. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 11, 2018 - 1:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially...
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EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives for a weekly meeting at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Brexit negotiations are in a crucial phase just one week ahead of an EU summit, where major progress is needed if Britain it is avoid leaving the EU next week without proper withdrawal procedures in place. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 10, 2018 - 11:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that an agreement on Britain's exit "is within reach," if negotiations make progress before a summit next week. Michel Barnier said that up to 85 percent of the work is done on the deal for the U.K's departure and post-...
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