Labor issues

A couple with their child walk in front of a docked ferry at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Greek seamen are on a 48-hour to protest new austerity measures as Greece struggles to emerge from a seven-year financial crisis.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 16, 2017 - 7:28 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek seamen and journalists walked off the job Tuesday, a day before a nationwide general strike to protest new austerity measures the government is legislating for in return for more bailout funds. The 48-hour seamen's strike will leave ferries servicing the country's...
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 8:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Syrian activists say airstrikes on a town held by the Islamic State group near the Iraqi border have killed at least 20 civilians. It isn't clear who is behind the raid on Boukamal but various activist groups blame the U.S.-led...
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This frame grab from video provided by The Syrian Democratic Forces, A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows an SDF commander, identified only as Abdelqader, announces a statement after they captured Tabqa town from the Islamic State militants, in Tabqa town, north Syria, Friday May 12, 2017. (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 7:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Several civilians were killed in an airstrike on an Islamic State held village in northern Syria, activists reported on Monday. It was not immediately clear who is behind the airstrike southeast of the extremist group's de facto capital of Raqqa, and various activists groups reported...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, a boy walks by graffiti of the Palestinian flags with Arabic reads: "The flag is four colors that shine on the face of the sun" in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. On Monday, Palestinians mark 69 years since hundreds of thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel. Palestinians in Lebanon suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life, feeding a desperation that is tearing their community apart. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 14, 2017 - 10:26 am
SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Ahmad Dawoud recalls the day 10 years ago when a Lebanese soldier asked to search his taxi. Then 17, the Palestinian didn't wait for the soldier to find the weapons hidden in the trunk. He jumped from the car and fled into the nearby Palestinian refugee camp, where the...
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In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, a boy walks by graffiti of the Palestinian flags with Arabic reads: "The flag is four colors that shine on the face of the sun" in the Bourj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. On Monday, Palestinians mark 69 years since hundreds of thousands of them were forced from their homes during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel. Palestinians in Lebanon suffer discrimination in nearly every aspect of daily life, feeding a desperation that is tearing their community apart. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
May 14, 2017 - 6:10 am
SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Ahmad Dawoud recalls the day 10 years ago when a Lebanese soldier asked to search his taxi. Then 17, the Palestinian didn't wait for the soldier to find the weapons hidden in the trunk. He jumped from the car and fled into the nearby Palestinian refugee camp, where the...
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A crowd gathers to witness thousands of books, considered to be "un-German," burn in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, during the Buecherverbrennung book burnings on May 10, 1933. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2017 - 5:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as "forthrightly and independently as possible." But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately. The review was undertaken after an...
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A crowd gathers to witness thousands of books, considered to be "un-German," burn in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, during the Buecherverbrennung book burnings on May 10, 1933. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2017 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as "forthrightly and independently as possible." But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately. The review was undertaken after an...
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A crowd gathers to witness thousands of books, considered to be "un-German," burn in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, during the Buecherverbrennung book burnings on May 10, 1933. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2017 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as "forthrightly and independently as possible." But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately. The review was undertaken after an...
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A crowd gathers to witness thousands of books, considered to be "un-German," burn in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, during the Buecherverbrennung book burnings on May 10, 1933. (AP Photo)
May 10, 2017 - 7:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as "forthrightly and independently as possible." But the review also found AP handled some situations inadequately. The review was undertaken after an...
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May 08, 2017 - 3:41 pm
The cartoonist who created Pepe the Frog has killed off the character in a rebuke to far-right extremists who transformed a benevolent internet meme into a racist, anti-Semitic symbol. A Pepe cartoon released Saturday in comic book stores shows Matt Furie's creation in an open casket. Furie didn't...
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