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Labor board orders Volkswagen to begin bargaining with UAW
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board is ordering Volkswagen to engage in bargaining with a group of skilled-trades workers who voted to be represented by the United Auto Workers union at the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Tennessee....

German nationalist lawmaker lashes out at Jewish activist
BERLIN (AP) -- Days before a closely watched regional election in Germany, a leading member of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany launched an attack on a prominent Jewish activist, calling Wednesday for the anti-racism organization she heads to be shut down....

Macedonia sets new date for early election in December
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's feuding party leaders agreed late Wednesday to hold early national elections on Dec. 11 to end a festering political crisis that has seen two previously agreed election dates cancelled this year....

Italy prepares for reconstruction, starts post-quake probe
ROME (AP) -- Italy began looking to the future Wednesday a week after an earthquake flattened three towns, with Premier Matteo Renzi tapping a reconstruction czar to oversee the rebuilding and investigators acquiring the first documentation into the construction blamed for the high death toll....

Danish team removes 500 tons of chemical weapons from Libya
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish-led international operation to rid Libya of its chemical weapons has removed 500 tons of chemicals from the North African country, Denmark said Wednesday....

Spain Parliament rejects PM's bid to form government
MADRID (AP) -- A majority of Spanish lawmakers Wednesday rejected conservative party leader Mariano Rajoy's bid to form a government, signaling Spain's eight-month political deadlock is unlikely to end any time soon....

The Latest: Renzi names official to rebuild quake-hit area
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the aftermath of the Italy earthquake (all times local):...