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Southwest to recall flight attendants before summer season

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday it plans to recall more than 2,700 flight attendants who took leaves of absence last year, the latest sign that the travel industry believes it is recove...

AP PHOTOS: Greek cafes still shuttered by COVID-19 measures

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Silence has replaced the low hum of conversation and the clink of glasses that pervaded the sidewalk cafes across Athens. Their chairs and tables, once occupied throughout the da...

German unemployment slightly lower in March

BERLIN (AP) — Unemployment in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, was slightly lower in March thanks to seasonal factors, official data showed Wednesday. Extensive use of a short-term salary support pr...

AP PHOTOS: Cars become home for Spain's pandemic casualties

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — When the social worker called to tell Javier Irure that he was being evicted, the 65-year-old Spaniard could not fathom that he could end up homeless after five decades of manua...

British-Iranian woman back in court after 5 years in prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A trial to present fresh charges against a British-Iranian woman detained for five years in Iran convened Sunday, her supporters said, casting uncertainty over her f...

Iranian-British national ends 5-year sentence in spy case

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British-Iranian woman held in an Iranian prison for five years on widely refuted spying charges ended her sentence on Sunday, her lawyer said, although it remains unclear when sh...

UK Treasury boss to extend job support, tax breaks in budget

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief is expected to extend job support programs and temporary tax cuts to help workers and businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic when he delivers his budget to P...

German unemployment still largely steady despite lockdown

German unemployment held more or less steady in February despite the impact of lockdown measures, according to official data released Tuesday. Extensive use of a short-term salary support program is s...

Best Buy cut 5,000 jobs even as sales soared during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs...

UK unemployment rate rises for 6th straight month

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. unemployment rate rose for a six straight month in December as renewed coronavirus restrictions shut down most businesses across the country. The Office for Na...

Mickey's flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as...

DIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmates

AVLONA, Greece (AP) — Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do — especially without prior technical knowledge and for use inside a ...

No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's feeding time at Greece's only zoo, and a capuchin monkey grabs as many mandarins as it can — even tucking one into his long, supple tail. It might be wise to stock up. ...

German unemployment steady, but virus having effect on jobs

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's job market performed unexpectedly well in January, according to statistics released Friday, though lockdown measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue to lea...

Delta plans to return 400 pilots to active flying by summer

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines plans to return 400 pilots to regular flying duties by this summer in a sign that it expects travel to increase over the peak vacation season from current, low pandemic ...