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Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline indu...

Zaghari-Ratcliffe seeks freedom for remaining Iran hostages

LONDON (AP) — Former Iranian captive Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said Monday that brushing her young daughter’s hair was one of her greatest joys upon returning home after almost six years of detention,...

UK-US dual citizen returned to prison in Iran after furlough

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A dual British-U.S. national released from prison last week as part of a deal between Iran and the United Kingdom was returned to custody and on Sunday was transferr...

Iran frees Brits Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Ashoori after debt paid

LONDON (AP) — Two British citizens who had been jailed in Iran for more than five years — a charity worker and a retired civil engineer — were on their way home Wednesday after the U.K. government set...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan reaches 15,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers has reached 15,000, but an improvement is likely to occur in May and June, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Wednesday (March 16). Previ...

Why are India's jails so overcrowded?

Following an increase in prison overcrowding in India, critics are calling for new reforms to the judicial process, to decrease the length of trials and reduce the number of inmates. Three out of eve...

Ex-justice's Wisconsin election probe drags as critics scoff

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of a sprawling, taxpayer-funded probe of Joe Biden's victory in battleground Wisconsin ignited his political career in 2008 by unseating the first Black justice on the ...

Charges dropped against man accused of judge tampering

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has dismissed charges against a Minneapolis man accused of trying to intimidate a judge presiding over the manslaughter trial of the former officer convicted in Daunte Wrigh...

Iran confirms again imprisoning French-Iranian academic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed on Sunday that it has again imprisoned a French-Iranian researcher and anthropologist who had been furloughed with electronic monitoring bracelet, state media report...

Iranian filmmaker dies from COVID-19 despite prison furlough

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An award-winning Iranian filmmaker and poet who had been jailed on state security charges but was released on furlough after contracting COVID-19 died Saturday of th...

Arts groups innovate to battle COVID-caused revenue downturn

Naia Kete, like so many musicians, had her life turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost overnight, Kete’s busy schedule of concerts as a solo artist and with her reggae b...

Spain's govt clears crucial labor reform and budget for 2022

MADRID (AP) — Spain's left-wing ruling coalition on Tuesday secured its hold on power with the approval of a landmark labor reform backed by both unions and employers and a new national spending plan ...

French tourist jailed in Iran begins hunger strike

PARIS (AP) — A French tourist jailed in Iran since last year has begun a hunger strike to protest against mistreatment in prison, according to his sister and his lawyer. Benjamin Bri...

Nitehawk Cinema puts its film-themed menus into new cookbook

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a decade ago, Matthew Viragh was a Texan with a dream. He wanted to serve moviegoers booze and prepared food as they sat in their seats. In Brooklyn. But he had a state Prohi...

Omicron stalks UK jobs market after previous fears allayed

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s jobs market appears to have brushed aside the ending of a salary support program that supported millions of jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, official figures showed Tuesda...