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EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

Jun. 20, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have failed to agree unanimously on a decision to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050. Ahead of a U.N. meeting on climate change in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a footnote in the final statement of Thursday's meeting of EU leaders in Brussels....

EU leaders prolong economic sanctions against Russia

Jun. 20, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its continued destabilization of Ukraine. The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month. Preben Aamann, the European Council spokesman, tweeted: "Russia...

Trump, Canada's Trudeau talk trade at White House meeting

Jun. 20, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to demonstrate a united front Thursday in the uphill effort to get a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement over the finish line. At Trump's insistence, the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to an...

New EU summit likely as bloc is split over who gets top jobs

Jun. 20, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders struggled Thursday to bridge deep differences over who should be appointed to some of the bloc's most prestigious jobs — making it likely they will need to convene yet another summit to sort out the top posts. Keen to show that Europe can react to its citizens'...

2 ambulance workers killed in strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Jun. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescuers say at least two ambulance workers and several other civilians, including children, have been killed in government airstrikes in the last rebel stronghold in the country's northwest. The Syrian Civil Defense, known as White Helmets, said Thursday's airstrikes killed 16,...

German cabin crew union threatens strike in July over pay

Jun. 20, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German cabin crew is threatening to stage a strike at the height of the summer travel season amid negotiations with airlines over pay. The UFO union said Thursday that it will ballot members who work for budget airlines Eurowings and Germanwings. Both are part of the...

Nevada's unemployment rate hovered at 4% in May

Jun. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate held steady at 4% last month while about 5,900 new jobs were added to the state's economy. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Wednesday that new applications for unemployment benefits were lower in May than the same...

W.Va. House passes GOP education plan, moves to Senate

Jun. 19, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a sweeping Republican education proposal Wednesday that would allow the state's first charter schools. Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled chamber passed the bill on a vote of 51-47. It now moves to the Senate. The approval came after about...

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights

Jun. 19, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work...

Ex-deputy: Supervisor used racial slur, pointed gun at him

Jun. 19, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A supervisor in a North Carolina sheriff's office addressed a biracial deputy with a racial slur multiple times, called him "monkey boy," mocked him for his hair and pointed a gun at his head at least eight times, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Attorneys for former...