Government pay

December 22, 2018 - 10:33 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The winner of the 2019 mayor's race in North Charleston will make $193,880 a year. The North Charleston City Council voted Thursday to give the mayor a 10 percent raise from the current $176,225 salary. The Post and Courier reports the raise will kick in after the city...
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Stickers are set up in protest on the entrance of the police station in Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. French authorities are suggesting they will bow to demands by police officers for decades of overtime pay, but officers nevertheless engaged in go-slows Wednesday, including at France's biggest airport, seeking to ensure that the payback matches intentions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 20, 2018 - 3:15 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government has bowed to police demands for a salary boost and years of overtime pay after police staged protests, including at the main Paris airport. Police are overstretched after weeks containing protests by the grassroots yellow vest movement. A deadly attack last week...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons, in London, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 19, 2018 - 7:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — With British politics gridlocked and just 100 days until Brexit, the European Union on Wednesday triggered contingency plans designed to cushion some of the shock of a "no-deal" U.K. exit from the bloc. The EU measures, announced a day after Britain ramped up its own no-deal...
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The Capitol is seen at twilight in Washington, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 17, 2018 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn't always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government...
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A soldier allied to Yemen's internationally recognized government stands guard at the fish market in Aden, Yemen, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. A sense of normalcy has returned to Aden, now the seat of power for Yemen's internationally recognized government, but many challenges remain for bringing a lasting peace to the Arab world's poorest country. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
December 13, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government nearly saw itself pushed into the sea by advancing rebels here three years ago. Now the port city of Aden shows the challenges that will likely still plague the nation following any potential peace agreement. Bursts of heavy machine gun fire still punctuates...
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December 06, 2018 - 5:41 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese prison guards are walking off the job in an ongoing pay dispute, just days after prisoners rioted at two prisons amid restrictions caused by strikes. The prison guards, who are government workers, started a new strike Thursday to demand salary hikes and bonus...
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A residential building was destroyed by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been...
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An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Al-Rahma building in Gaza City, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Palestinian militants on Monday fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel, and the Israeli military responded by dispatching fighter jets to strike throughout the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
November 12, 2018 - 6:14 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three...
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FILE- In this July 20, 2018 file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during the inauguration of the newly-elected legislature, in Bogota, Colombia. Colombians are voting on Sunday, Aug. 25, in a first of a kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper echelons of power. The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of Colombia’s Congress members and to bring laws that make public spending more efficient and transparent. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File, File)
August 26, 2018 - 12:07 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are voting Sunday in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper echelons of power. The referendum seeks to slash the salaries of...
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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter pulls on his coat as he arrives for an arraignment hearing Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in San Diego. Hunter and his wife were indicted on federal charges that they used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses that ranged from groceries to golf trips and lied about it in federal filings, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 23, 2018 - 2:06 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret pleaded not guilty Thursday in San Diego to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. The California Republican and his wife entered their pleas in federal court, where prosecutors said bond could be set...
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