A look at France's heated debate over pensions

PARIS (AP) — The planned overhaul of the French pensions system aims to streamline a complicated patchwork of provisions, but workers argue it will require them to work longer and will reduce their in...

Colombia protesters march in 3rd strike against president

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Protesters are marching in Colombia as part of a third strike against President Iván Duque as attempts to start a dialogue drag on. Tens of thousands carried ...

Colombia president extends olive branch to protesters

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The government of President Iván Duque has agreed to an independent dialogue with labor and student groups that organized recent protests in Colombia. Adminis...

How a central banker’s low-rate shift showed the way for Fed

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — In mid-2016, even with unemployment falling and the economy growing modestly, James Bullard, head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, was concerned. Mont...

An emerging priority for Powell Fed: The plight of the poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying to Congress this month, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent a message seldom heard from his predecessors: That the Fed should consider the struggles of the lowest-inc...

Colombia maintains heightened military presence in capital

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Authorities in Colombia are maintaining a heightened police and military presence in the nation’s capital following two days of unrest. Gen. Luis Navarro said...

The Latest: Colombia president orders curfew in capital city

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on protests in Colombia (all times local): 6:23 p.m. Colombian President Iván Duque has ordered a curfew in the nation’s capital ...

IOC’s Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute

TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. ...

Colombia protesters hope to channel wave of discontent

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque are hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent as they take to the streets Thursday with a long list of grieva...

Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Demands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts nationwide, where sho...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on...

Bullock calls to limit fundraising of lawmakers, president

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is pushing back against fundraising laws that have allowed federal officeholders seeking the presidency to transfer millions from their existing campaign accounts, leaving h...

Labor union wants inspections at Tokyo Olympic venues

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction sites. ...

Biden to Trump on baseless attacks: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden assured supporters Wednesday night that his message to President Donald Trump is “I’m not going anywhere” as he laid out his most forceful...

Tokyo Games: Union wants venue inspection, worker interviews

TOKYO (AP) — An international labor union investigating worker safety and the use of migrant workers at venues for next year's Tokyo Olympics is asking for a joint inspection of construction sites and...