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Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salaries

Nov. 18, 2018 11:03 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. The Sunday report says that in recent days many people have attended the...

UK leader warns ousting her won't make Brexit talks easier

Nov. 18, 2018 9:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's besieged Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that a leadership change wouldn't make Brexit negotiations easier, as opponents in her Conservative Party threaten to unseat her and the former Brexit secretary suggested she failed to stand up to bullying from European Union...

GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors' power

Nov. 17, 2018 11:40 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas. In Michigan, where the GOP has held the levers of power for nearly...

The Latest: UK's May fills Brexit-related Cabinet vacancies

Nov. 16, 2018 11:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has filled two vacancies in her Cabinet left by ministers who quit over Brexit. Little-known lawmaker Stephen Barclay was named Brexit secretary. He replaces Dominic Raab, who quit Thursday...

Eurozone central banker suggests rates could stay low longer

Nov. 16, 2018 5:41 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank indicated a first interest rate increase could be postponed if unexpected trouble strikes the 19 countries that use the euro as their currency. Mario Draghi warned in a speech Friday the current economic expansion remains "resilient" as...

Forest Service chief vows to rid agency of sexual harassment

Nov. 15, 2018 7:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scrutiny stemming from fresh revelations of rampant discrimination, bullying, retaliation and sexual misconduct at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency's new chief pledged Thursday that she will "do everything in my power to put us on a path to no harassment." Vicki Christiansen...

Unions file lawsuit against Puerto Rico over worker pensions

Nov. 15, 2018 5:38 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two unions have filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's government accusing it of mismanaging employee retirement accounts. The announcement was made Thursday by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The unions...

China says foreign concerns over Muslim rights unwarranted

Nov. 15, 2018 6:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told...

Subway workers stage strike over wages in Romanian capital

Nov. 15, 2018 4:34 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Subway workers have staged a two-hour strike in the Romanian capital and threatened an all-out walkout if the government doesn't agree to their wage demands. Trains didn't run early Thursday after talks broke down between the subway trade union and management. Bucharest...

Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

Nov. 14, 2018 10:26 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border. Several hundred people from the caravan...