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Odds of settling US-EU trade rifts? Hope may outrun progress

Jun. 14, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has vowed to mend America’s trade relations with its European allies, which were stretched to the breaking point by President Donald Trump’s mercurial behavior, combative policies and aversion to multinational alliances. Yet...

Public transit workers vote to join union

Jun. 13, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

Public transit workers in three southern Maine communities are joining a union to help them negotiate higher wages. Thirty-two drivers, mechanics and other workers in the Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach transit service voted to join the Amalgamated Transit Union...

Caution on Iran nuclear deal as G7 leaders vow to stop bomb

Jun. 13, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats from outside the European Union cautioned Sunday that negotiations with Iran to salvage a landmark nuclear deal still need more time, as leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations reaffirmed a commitment to stop the Islamic republic from building nuclear weapons....

Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat

Jun. 13, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, England (AP) — Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit. Britain and the EU are in a spat over...

EU talks up hope of breakthrough at Iran nuclear meetings

Jun. 12, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — European Union negotiators said international talks that resumed Saturday on the Iran nuclear agreement were on track to revive the deal, which crumbled after the United States withdrew in 2018. Senior diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia, and...

Union: No charges support police action in fatal shooting

Jun. 10, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii police union leaders on Thursday said a grand jury's decision not to indict anyone in a shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy supports the officers' actions. Grand jurors Wednesday declined to indict three Honolulu police officers in the April...

Culture of Corruption: ex-UAW leader gets 28-month sentence

Jun. 10, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — He plotted to steal up to $1.5 million in union dues, and the money he diverted was spent on golf clubs, vacation homes, booze and lavish meals, fostering a culture of corruption within the United Auto Workers union. Now former UAW president Gary Jones...

South Dakota pork plant, labor union reach 4-year agreement

Jun. 10, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The union that had threatened a strike at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota says it has reached a tentative agreement with the company on a four-year contract. The Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers...

Greek unions strike, seek return to pre-pandemic work rules

Jun. 10, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece brought public transport and other services to a halt Thursday as the country’s largest labor unions protested employment reforms they argue will make flexible workplace changes introduced during the pandemic more permanent. ...

EU vows a firm response as Brexit tensions rise anew

Jun. 10, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials vowed Thursday to use all measures available to ensure that the United Kingdom respects the terms of its Brexit agreement with the bloc as tensions rise over trade involving Northern Ireland. “It is paramount to implement...