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Protesting Renault workers stand outside their plant Friday, May 29, 2020 in Choisy-le-Roi, outside Paris. Struggling French carmaker Renault announced 15,000 job cuts worldwide as part of a 2 billion euros cost-cutting plan over three years. The cost-cutting plan comes as Renault came into the virus crisis in particularly bad shape. Its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi is a major global auto player but has struggled since the 2018 arrest of its longtime star CEO Carlos Ghosn. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French carmaker Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

May. 29, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault said Friday it will cut 15,000 jobs worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) cost-cutting plan, as a brutal drop in industry sales during the pandemic worsened the company's pre-existing problems. Renault, which employs 180,000 and is already negotiating a...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric truck leaves the company's Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. PG&E's chief financial officer, Jason Wells, is expected to face questions Thursday, May 28 about the company's plan to nearly double its debt to almost $40 billion to finance its payments to wildfire victims, insurers and government agencies in the second day of the company's bankruptcy trial. Meanwhile, the Public Utilities Commission will vote on the bankruptcy plan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Regulators approve PG&E bankruptcy plan despite safety fears

May. 28, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators on Thursday unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric's $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by a series of deadly wildfires, despite ongoing worries about the utility's ability to safely operate its crumbling electrical grid. The...

FILE-  This Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, shows homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited horrific Northern California wildfires that left entire cities in ruins. After nearly a year-and-a-half of wrangling during one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history, it’s unclear if PG&E is now any better equipped to protect the 16 million people who rely on it for power. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

PG&E nears end of bankruptcy amid persisting safety worries

May. 26, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited a succession of horrific Northern California wildfires. After nearly a year-and-a-half of wrangling during one of the most complex bankruptcy cases in...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, wearing a protective face mask, listens to explanations by an employee as CEO of France-based multinational automotive supplier Valeo Jacques Aschenbroicha looks on, in Etaples, , northern France, Tuesday May 26, 2020. Emmanuel Macron announced a 8 billion euro ($8.8 billion) plan to save the country's car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, including a big boost for electric vehicles. The plan includes government subsidies for car buyers and longer-term investment in innovative technology, especially in battery-powered cars. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

France deploys $8.8 billion to rescue ailing car industry

May. 26, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s government is injecting more than 8 billion euros ($8.8 billion) to save the country’s car industry from huge losses wrought by virus lockdowns, and wants to use the crisis to make France the No. 1 producer of electric vehicles in Europe. Starting next week, consumers...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Holiday amid pandemic: Americans divided on how to respond

May. 23, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million. In California, where...

Cemetery musician Victor Dzib Cima, 70, plays his accordion as he waits for clients while cemetery workers remove coffins from gravesites that belonged to families who stopped paying rent at the San Nicolas Tolentino Pantheon, where he has worked for tips for 22 years, in the Iztapalapa area of Mexico City, Friday, May 22, 2020. The cemetery is making space for more burials amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is custom for cemeteries in Mexico to rent, instead of sell, grave sites. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Record virus infections, deaths are ravaging Latin America

May. 22, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A surging coronavirus is ravaging parts of Latin America, setting records for cases and deaths Friday in some countries in the world's most unequal region even as the pandemic's march slows in much of Europe, Asia and the United States. Latin America's two largest nations —...

Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Pool)

Bayern wins on Bundesliga return in silent stadium

May. 17, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

Defending champion Bayern Munich returned to action Sunday with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin as the restart of German soccer continued in empty stadiums. Players' shouts echoed off the rows of concrete terracing around Union's stadium as Bayern moved closer to an eighth straight league title. Bayern chairman...

Dortmund's Erling Haaland, center, and his teammates celebrate at the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, May 16, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dortmund won 4-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

Soccer reboot in Germany: No fans, lonely goal celebrations

May. 16, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga’s first goal in more than two months and then celebrated. Alone. The 19-year-old’s Borussia Dortmund teammates stayed away, mindful of the strict hygiene measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Germany’s soccer season resumed in...

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  Shares fell in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street logged its biggest loss since the start of the month on worries about the downside of reopening the economy too soon. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat on virus rebound fear

May. 12, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

Shares fell in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street logged its biggest loss since the start of the month on worries about the downside of reopening the economy too soon. Benchmarks slid in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong but rose in Taiwan. The top U.S. infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told Congress...

A bullet hole is visible in the front door of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2020, after a man opened fire with an assault rifle on Thursday morning. Officers found the suspect with an assault rifle and took the person into custody without incident, police said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Cuba blames Trump's hostility for gunman's embassy attack

May. 12, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s foreign minister on Tuesday accused the Trump administration of inspiring the gunman who attacked the Cuban Embassy in Washington last month. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez also criticized Trump officials for remaining silent about the April 30 attack, which he called a sign...