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Chinese students flee Hong Kong as violence intensifies

Nov. 13, 2019 3:56 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China are fleeing Hong Kong, and classes in primary and secondary schools have been suspended as clashes turn increasingly violent in the city's 5-month-long anti-government unrest. For the third day in a row, protesters caused major train service...

First death reported in nationwide protests wracking Lebanon

Nov. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A local official for a Lebanese political party was shot dead by soldiers trying to open a road closed by protesters in southern Beirut late Tuesday, the army reported, marking the first death in 27 days of nationwide protests. An army statement said the man was shot in the Khaldeh...

McDonald's workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

Nov. 12, 2019 12:23 PM EST

A former McDonald's employee is suing the company and one of its Michigan franchisees over sexual harassment. On Tuesday, Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain. She's one of at least 50 workers who have filed separate sexual harassment charges against McDonald's with the U.S. Equal...

Germany's Lufthansa, union agree to arbitration in dispute

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it has agreed to enter arbitration with a union representing cabin crew workers, averting the possibility of more strikes for the time being. Lufthansa said Tuesday in a joint statement with the UFO union that recent talks between the two sides had...

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

Nov. 12, 2019 7:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The Associated...

Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment

Nov. 11, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work. The pension and labor secretary said the administration aims to create 1.8 million jobs for people ages 18-29 and almost 1...

Little Rock teachers to go on strike over district's control

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be...

Spain's reinvigorated far right makes its presence felt

Nov. 11, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. Next to a bull's-eye drawn on a wall are the crossed-out words "Go away, Moors" — an old term for Muslims from...

Little Rock teachers union announces one-day strike over state's decision to strip collective bargaining power

Nov. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EST
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers union announces one-day strike over state's decision to strip collective bargaining power.