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Combative Mexican union leader forms new labor federation

Feb. 13, 2019 8:01 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican union leader known for his combativeness announced a new labor federation Wednesday and said 150 unions have joined, the latest sign that the country's long-dormant labor movement might be awakening. Miners' union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia said the umbrella organization is...

The Latest: French minister 'disgusted' by protester attacks

Feb. 9, 2019 2:36 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French yellow vest protests in Paris (all times local): 6 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has gone on Twitter to express his "disgust" as French yellow vest protesters set alight an anti-terror military car at a protest in Paris. Such vehicles have been a...

French yellow vest anti-govt protests turn violent in Paris

Feb. 9, 2019 12:39 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French yellow vest protester's hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters from...

Booker urges activists, leaders to heed social justice call

Feb. 8, 2019 11:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — On his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democratic activists and black leaders on Friday to heed his call for social justice and apply it to the fight for universal health care coverage and a fair criminal justice system. In a Mason...

The Latest: Booker stresses social justice in Iowa stop

Feb. 8, 2019 3:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Cory Booker's first presidential campaign visit to Iowa (all times local): 1 p.m. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is stressing a theme of social justice on the first visit of his presidential campaign to Iowa. Booker's first stop Friday was to a crowded...

Political ambitions reveal cracks in yellow vest movement

Feb. 8, 2019 4:49 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Having brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets over the past three months in protest at French President Emmanuel Macron's politics, yellow vest activists now want to build on their street cred to achieve electoral success. But the movement, named after the fluorescent...

Macron claws back support amid focus on yellow vest movement

Feb. 6, 2019 12:16 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appears to be clawing back support as he tries to quell the yellow vest protest movement with a national political debate. Recent polls by Ifop, BVA and Harris Interactive institutes show Macron's approval ratings rising — from 23 to 31 percent in...

Venezuela's dueling political movements each push elections

Feb. 5, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-dominated congress on Tuesday said it will hold new elections as soon as possible within a year — once embattled President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power. Meanwhile, Venezuela's socialist party boss, Diosdado Cabello, threatened to hold early...

Trump judicial pick: 'I cringe' at past remarks on date rape

Feb. 5, 2019 5:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court said Tuesday she cringes at some of the language she used as a college student in writing about sexual assault, race and equal rights for women. Neomi Rao told the Senate Judiciary Committee that...

No relaxation for PBS with Democratic House takeover

Feb. 2, 2019 7:39 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. ____ NO RELAXING PBS chief executive Paula Kerger isn't taking her funding for granted just because Democrats are now in...