Labor issues

People walk behind a closed entrance at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Greek seamen are to go on a 24-hour strike, stranding tourists and Greeks and leaving dozens of islands cut off for the day as ferries remain tied up in port until midnight. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
July 03, 2019 - 7:25 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour strike by seamen has left Greek ferries and other passenger boats tied up in port, stranding tourists and Greeks heading for vacation and leaving many islands cut off for the day. The PNO seamen's union called Wednesday's strike to demand salary increases as part of...
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FILE-In this May 16, 2019 file photo German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen attends a debate on '70 Years German Constitution' of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin. EU leaders reconvened Tuesday July 2, 2019, for a formal summit to consider a list of top job candidates that may have Ursula von der Leyen becoming president of the executive European Commission. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
July 02, 2019 - 6:12 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — For the first time, European Union leaders nominated women for half of the top positions they filled Tuesday to lead the world's biggest trade bloc. And the women were picked for what are arguably the two most important jobs of the four posts: heading the EU's executive Commission...
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Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Sunday, June 30, 2019. European Union leaders on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, after a lengthy session of talks, have named current Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel for the post of President of the European Commission. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 02, 2019 - 4:25 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 9:55 p.m. French President Emmanuel says the selection of candidates for the European Union's top jobs reflects the Franco-German alliance that's dominated the EU since its inception. Macron said after he and other leaders...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019 file photo, German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen speaks in Athens. European Union leaders on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, after a lengthy session of talks, have nominated current German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen for the post of President of the European Commission. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:43 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — After three days of arduous negotiations, European Union leaders broke a deadlock Tuesday and nominated German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the bloc's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, and take over from Jean-Claude Juncker for...
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FILE - This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. More than 200 corporations have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The brief, announced Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by a coalition of five LGBTQ-rights groups, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week ahead of oral arguments before the justices this fall on three cases that may determine whether gays, lesbians and transgender people are protected from discrimination by existing federal civil rights laws. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 02, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The corporations outlined their stance in a legal...
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Rescuers and others gather at the spot after heavy rainfall caused a wall to collapse onto shanties, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. More than a dozen people were killed even as forecasters warned of more rains. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
July 02, 2019 - 10:10 am
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains in western India caused at least four walls to collapse onto huts and city shanties, killing at least 31 people and injuring dozens of others, officials said Tuesday, as forecasters warned of more rain. At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 others...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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An EU flag flaps in the wind as the sun rises during an all night negotiating session at an EU summit in Brussels, Monday, July 1, 2019. European Union leaders participated in another marathon session of talks desperately seeking a breakthrough in a diplomatic fight over who should be picked for a half dozen of jobs at the top of EU institutions. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 01, 2019 - 4:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials say leaders pulled an all-nighter at a summit but failed to agree on the list of candidates for the bloc's key posts, with the marathon talks entering a second day. The leaders trickled in for bilateral contacts through Sunday before officially convening at...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012 file photo, a model poses with a 55-inch Samsung OLED, or organic light-emitting diode, TV during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips and smartphones and a major producer of display panels, said it’s assessing how the Japanese import restrictions could possibly influence its business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 01, 2019 - 4:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is imposing restrictions on exports to South Korea, citing a decline in "relations of international trust" between the Asian neighbors. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said a review soliciting public comments starts Monday on the move to effectively remove South Korea...
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An EU flag flaps in the wind as the sun rises during an all night negotiating session at an EU summit in Brussels, Monday, July 1, 2019. European Union leaders participated in another marathon session of talks desperately seeking a breakthrough in a diplomatic fight over who should be picked for a half dozen of jobs at the top of EU institutions. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 01, 2019 - 1:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Marathon talks of European Union leaders dragged into a second day Monday as they sought to narrow a list of candidates for key posts at the helm of the 28-nation bloc amid deep divisions over how to best balance political, geographic and gender considerations. With the selection...
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