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West Virginia Senate passes GOP charter school bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate passed a sweeping GOP education bill Monday that would allow the state's first charter schools, a move that has drawn heavy protests from teachers. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved the bill 18-16. It now moves to the office of Gov....

The Latest: Climate protesters leave German coal mine

Jun. 23, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on climate protests around a coal mine in western Germany (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Hundreds of climate activists have ended their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and authorities pulled some protesters out. The...

Climate protesters storm open-pit mine in western Germany

Jun. 22, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of environmental activists broke through a police cordon to enter one of Germany's biggest lignite coal mines Saturday, determined to draw attention to the urgency of climate change after a plan to make the European Union carbon neutral by 2050 failed to find...

AP Interview: Albania PM says opposition ruining EU chances

Jun. 21, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prime minister said Friday that the opposition's main goal is to disrupt the country's efforts to launch full membership negotiations with the European Union. Edi Rama, also leader of the ruling left-wing Socialist Party, also told The Associated Press in an interview Friday...

UAW reaches deal, ends strike at Michigan auto parts factory

Jun. 21, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — About 1,900 workers at a key auto parts plant near Detroit have ended a nine-hour strike after reaching a tentative deal with a parts supply company. Members of the United Auto Workers union set up picket lines around midnight at the Faurecia (For-SEE-uh) plant in Saline, Michigan. But...

EU leaders push for eurozone budget funding solutions

Jun. 21, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday urged the 19 countries that use the euro currency to quickly figure out how they would fund a joint budget that would seek to stabilize strengthen the single currency zone. The idea of a eurozone budget, which is being championed by French President Emmanuel...

EU rules out reopening Brexit deal whoever replaces May

Jun. 21, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that it will not reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the U.K. government whoever succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU's executive Commission, said the bloc's leaders were unanimous in the view...

EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

Jun. 20, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed Thursday to back a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050 in spite of promises to protesters across the continent to fight harder against climate change. Ahead of a U.N. meeting in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a non-binding footnote...

EU fails to reach top jobs deal, will try again June 30

Jun. 20, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders failed to reach a deal early Friday on candidates for a full slate of the bloc's top jobs and announced a special summit for June 30 to try and break the deadlock. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the issue was still far too complicated to reconcile...

The Latest: Juncker: filling Europe's top jobs won't be easy

Jun. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU summit on the candidates for the bloc's top jobs (all times local): 2:20 a.m. European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will have to wait at least one more week before he finds out about his successor at the helm of Europe's executive arm. Although he is...