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European Chief Negotiator of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50, Michel Barnier, arrives at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The European Union's chief negotiator in the upcoming divorce proceedings with Britain says that parallel talks on its exit from the EU and a future trade relationship "is a very risky approach" he is bent on avoiding. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
April 05, 2017 - 8:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday threw their weight behind the chief EU negotiator for the divorce proceedings with Britain, backing his call for phased negotiations — against the wishes of London — and demanding Britain pay billions in commitments that the EU thinks it is owed...
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April 05, 2017 - 6:27 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have passed a resolution calling for phased negotiations in divorce proceedings with Britain, going against the wishes of London, which would like exit talks and discussions of a future trade arrangement to happen at the same time. The lawmakers voted...
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AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 04, 2017 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Tuesday that President Donald Trump is in danger of letting a wealthy faction of his administration "hijack" the pro-worker agenda he's promised. "President Trump needs to decide who he stands with. The coal miners, farmers, steelworkers and...
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FILE -- In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, right, alongside deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, left, outside parliament at the State of the Nation address in Cape Town, South Africa. Ramaphosa this weekend called for his countrymen to get rid of "greedy" and "corrupt" people, in remarks seen as an attack on Zuma. Ramaphosa was speaking after Zuma fired widely respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle last week in which he purged other political opponents. (AP Photo/Nic Bothma, Pool, File)
April 04, 2017 - 9:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Tuesday responded to the political crisis that erupted after he fired the finance minister, acknowledging that public disputes at the top of the government are a "serious weakness," while the country's biggest labor group urged him to resign. The call...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. President Trump's latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry's prospects immediately. Experts say the biggest problem faced by the mining industry today isn't a coal shortage of coal or even the prospect of climate change regulations, but an abundance of cheap natural gas. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 01, 2017 - 8:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took steps on coal regulation and broader energy policy during a week also marked by shadow-boxing over health care and Russian intrigue. False advertising and rhetorical feints went into the mix. Here are some statements by the president and his spokesman...
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Joanna Kowalska, an English teacher, who takes part in a teachers' strike, sits in a classroom in a school Warsaw , Poland, Friday, March 31, 2017. Teachers across Poland staged a one-day strike on Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this coming fall. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 31, 2017 - 2:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers across Poland went on strike Friday to protest a sweeping educational overhaul by the populist government that will eliminate middle schools this fall. Many fear the change is a pretext for introducing a more nationalistic curriculum that will leave children less...
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Joanna Kowalska, an English teacher, who takes part in a teachers' strike, sits in a classroom in a school Warsaw , Poland, Friday, March 31, 2017. Teachers across Poland staged a one-day strike on Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this coming fall. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 31, 2017 - 10:00 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Teachers across Poland staged a strike Friday to protest a sweeping overhaul of the education system by the populist government that will see middle schools eliminated this fall. Many fear the change is a pretext for introducing a more nationalistic and old-fashioned...
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A selection of British national newspapers on sale at newsagents in London, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's letter to the Donald Tusk President of the European Council, which launched Article 50, which started Britain's withdrawal from the EU has handed to Tusk in Brussels Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
March 30, 2017 - 6:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions the U.K. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants. David Davis said Prime Minister Theresa May's letter triggering talks on Britain's...
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A selection of British national newspapers on sale at newsagents in London, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's letter to the Donald Tusk President of the European Council, which launched Article 50, which started Britain's withdrawal from the EU has handed to Tusk in Brussels Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
March 30, 2017 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions the U.K. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants. David Davis said Prime Minister Theresa May's letter triggering talks on Britain's...
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March 30, 2017 - 4:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union is rejecting the suggestion that the government has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants. David Davis told the BBC that Prime Minister Theresa May's letter triggering...
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