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French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin, right, speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. European Union ministers are putting the final touches on the mandate that will be the guide for EU negotiator Michel Barnier as he sits own with UK officials to thrash out a free trade deal over the next ten months. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU approves tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks

Feb. 25, 2020 7:08 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday gave its chief negotiator Michel Barnier a robust negotiating mandate to get a free trade deal with Britain, which counters several of the red lines that London has set. The 27 EU nations are insisting that if Britain wants the best possible deal in the wake of...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Nev. union support for Sanders shows limits of labor warning

Feb. 23, 2020 7:13 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Members of Nevada’s most politically powerful labor group were warned by union leaders that Bernie Sanders’ plan would doom their prized health care, but they voted for him anyway. The casino workers of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 are powerful enough in Nevada...

In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic inspects arms at the Batajnica military airport outside Belgrade, Serbia. President Vucic says his country has taken delivery of a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state that formally seeks European Union membership. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

Feb. 23, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir S1...

John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Player reps not voting on NFL labor deal; more talks Tuesday

Feb. 21, 2020 6:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners' eagerness to approve negotiated terms of a new labor agreement apparently is not matched by the players. They want more talks. Union player representatives decided Friday to not vote on the new labor deal approved by team owners Thursday. The NFL Players Association will meet...

NFL player reps won't vote on labor terms approved by owners; union wants more negotiations

Feb. 21, 2020 4:48 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player reps won't vote on labor terms approved by owners; union wants more negotiations.
John Mara, owner of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), arrive for a meeting with NFL owners to discuss a proposed labor agreement, Thursday Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NFL owners approve negotiated terms for new labor agreement

Feb. 20, 2020 10:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has put the labor ball in the players' hands. In a somewhat surprisingly strong decision, the 32 team owners voted Thursday to “accept the negotiated terms on the principles of a new collective bargaining agreement.” Details of that agreement were not forthcoming from...

European Parliament President David Sassoli speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

1 trillion euros: EU leaders get into big fight over budget

Feb. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders argued into the early hours of Friday about how to spend and share some 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) over the next seven years. Their first summit since Britain quit the EU last month has been bruising, long — and so far inconclusive. Gaps and resentments between...

NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

Feb. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.

Feb. 20, 2020 4:32 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners approve terms for labor agreement; union to discuss in Friday conference call.
European Union leaders engage in discussion during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. After almost two years of sparring, the EU will be discussing the bloc's budget to work out Europe's spending plans for the next seven years. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Conflict of interest fears cast shadow over EU budget talks

Feb. 20, 2020 12:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — As European Union leaders deliberated over their 1 trillion-euro ($1.1 trillion) budget Thursday, lawmakers were deeply concerned about potential conflicts of interest that could see hundreds of millions of euros in funds granted to companies linked to some of the very people deciding how...