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  • 2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:14:01 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month.

  • Lawsuit: Black cop told to style hair like white officer's

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:15:03 GMT

    HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer's.

  • NJ officer sues her department, claiming discrimination

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:16:40 GMT

    HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has sued her department, saying she endured years of racial and gender discrimination that included supervisors telling her to style her hair like a white officer.

  • Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:13:56 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Thousands of Italian taxi drivers protesting legislation they say will favor Uber clashed with riot police Tuesday, intensifying a weeklong cab strike that has crippled transportation in Rome, Milan and Turin.

  • Eiffel Tower view: Paris tourism rises after yearlong slump

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:05:03 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Tourism to Paris is showing signs of a revival after a yearlong slump attributed to deadly extremist attacks, violent labor protests, strikes and floods.

  • Irish employment tops 2 million for 1st time since crash

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:06 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Statisticians say the number of people in Ireland with a full-time job has topped 2 million for the first time since the country's property-driven economy suffered a calamitous crash in 2008.

  • Guinea says accord reached with teachers; schools to reopen

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:27:45 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's government has signed an agreement with the country's two largest teachers' unions, it said, ending strikes that closed schools since the beginning of the month.

  • Guinea reaches accord with teachers as schools to reopen

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:04:11 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's government says it has signed an agreement with the two largest teacher unions, ending strikes that saw schools closed for weeks.

  • Brexit official: Latvians in Britain will keep their rights

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:14:15 GMT

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Britain's top official negotiating an exit from the European Union says Latvian citizens in Britain will "have all the rights they have now" after Brexit.

  • In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:05:23 GMT

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens.

  • Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:34:08 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks.

  • 5 killed amid student protests, Guinea's government says

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:03:51 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people have died after police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks while demonstrating against teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks.

  • Iowa union files lawsuit against collective bargaining law

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:45:30 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new Iowa law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers is unconstitutional and should be immediately blocked, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by a key union in the state.

  • Students protest amid school closures in Guinea

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:04:23 GMT

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated Monday in the capital over strikes by teachers that have blocked them from going to classes for weeks.

  • 'Moonlight' and 'The Americans' receive Writers Guild Awards

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:21:42 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — The screenplay for "Moonlight" and the scripts for "The Americans" and "Atlanta" were among the winners of this year's Writers Guild Awards.

  • Boston, patrolmen's union agree to 4-year, $68 million deal

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:20:56 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor and the city's largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers.

  • Strike closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greece

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:39:05 GMT

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

  • Clark: Comments "unprofessional" on Betances arbitration

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:38:42 GMT

    PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances "unprecedented" and "unprofessional."

  • Spate of protests breaks out in Belarus

    Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:14:18 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — News media in Belarus are reporting sizable protests in five cities against an unpopular labor law that obliges citizens to pay the equivalent of $250 if they work less than half the year and do not register with state labor exchanges.

  • Old farmstead's history runs from John Brown to James Brown

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:16:49 GMT

    DARGAN, Md. (AP) — From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-century farmstead in the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland.

  • The Latest: Trump interviewing 2 candidates for adviser job

    Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:32:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):