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File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya checkpoint , between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel began construction of its 150-mile (250-kilometer) separation barrier in 2002 in response to a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings. Israel says the structure is a defense measure. But because it frequently juts into occupied West Bank land, the Palestinians see it as a land grab that poses an obstacle to their dream of establishing an independent state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
April 27, 2017 - 2:23 am
As President Donald Trump marks 100 days in office, he is vowing to keep his campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Despite widespread skepticism and Mexico's refusal to pay for the wall, as Trump has demanded, the U.S. government has been soliciting bids and test sections...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017 file photo, an Alitalia plane comes in for landing at Linate Airport, in Milan, Italy. Alitalia says it’s still flying normally for now, after employees rejected a government-brokered deal of salary cuts and layoffs cuts aimed at avoiding bankruptcy for Italy’s financially troubled flagship airline. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
April 25, 2017 - 9:15 am
ROME (AP) — Alitalia is expected to start bankruptcy procedures after employees rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs cuts aimed at saving Italy's financially troubled flagship airline. The company's board said Tuesday that "given the impossibility of recapitalization" it has decided to "begin...
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April 23, 2017 - 7:20 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree, issued late Saturday, states that King Salman is "keen to...
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In this photo taken Jan. 4, 2013, from Air Force One, with then-President Barack Obama aboard, shows the White House, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, downtown Washington and Ronald Reagan National Airport during the president's return from a day trip to Minneapolis before landing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2017 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation's capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of Columbia paid...
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April 17, 2017 - 12:29 am
AP-AS-PENCE-KOREA-THE-LATEST The Latest: Pence says 'era of strategic patience' is over PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says the "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea, expressing impatience with the unwillingness of the North Korean regime to move toward...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2009 file photo, an Alitalia Airbus A320 is seen at the Linate airport in Milan. Premier Paolo Gentiloni urged Alitalia workers on Friday to approve a compromise deal to relaunch Italy's struggling flagship airline that was reached in last-ditch, government-mediated negotiations between unions and Alitalia management. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
April 14, 2017 - 11:42 am
ROME (AP) — Premier Paolo Gentiloni urged Alitalia workers on Friday to approve a compromise deal to relaunch Italy's struggling flagship airline that was reached in last-ditch, government-mediated negotiations between unions and Alitalia management. The deal reached early Friday reduces proposed...
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April 14, 2017 - 6:56 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni is urging Alitalia workers to approve a compromise deal to relaunch Italy's struggling flagship airline that was reached in last-ditch negotiations between unions and Alitalia management. The government-mediated deal reached early Friday reduces proposed...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, Bonobos manager Stephen Lusardi arranges clothing at the brand's Guideshop, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. government issues the March jobs report, Friday, April 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 07, 2017 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the U.S. economy deliver a third straight month of robust job growth? The year began with a burst of hiring — 238,000 jobs added in January and 235,000 in February, along with solid pay growth. It all added up to a picture of confident employers and ample opportunities for job...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley exits out of the back of the RSA Union Building in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday began weighing whether Bentley might have broken the law in a sex-tinged scandal that has engulfed him for the past year. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 06, 2017 - 4:23 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley could face criminal prosecution after a state ethics panel found probable cause that he broke ethics and campaign finance law in a sex-tinged scandal that has engulfed him for more than a year. The Alabama Ethics Commission, after an all-day...
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Palestinian Authority employees hold placards during a protest the sudden slashing of their monthly salaries at the Unknown Soldier Park in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority said it has slashed the salaries of some 50,000 government employees in the Gaza Strip who have been sitting idly since the rival Hamas militant group took over the territory a decade ago. Spokesman Yousif al-Mahmoud says that salaries would be cut by 30 percent because of a reduction in foreign aid. Sign in red reads, "Salaries are our children's right." (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
April 05, 2017 - 4:41 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The cash-strapped Palestinian Authority on Wednesday said it was slashing by nearly one third the salaries of tens of thousands of government employees in the Gaza Strip who have been sitting idly since the rival Hamas militant group took over the coastal territory a...
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