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Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by r...

AP source: MLB labor talks to resume after 42-day break

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' association are scheduled to meet Thursday, ending a 42-day break in negotiations that began when management started a lockout, the sport's firs...

Taiwanese netizens envious of migrant laborer's paycheck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant laborer’s payslip has been doing the rounds on Taiwanese social media recently, prompting fierce discussion among netizens who showed envy at the salary fi...

Trickle-down economics at heart of baseball labor dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s $341 million contract with the New York Mets was supposed to be a boon for other shortstops. Same for pitchers when aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer signed megadeal...

Key proposals in Major League Baseball labor negotiations

Some of the key areas in collective bargaining between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association heading into the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement at 11:...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely...

Orioles reach 1-year deal with veteran 2B Rougned Odor

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with second baseman Rougned Odor. The team announced the move Tuesday night. The 27-year-old Odor spent last season with the New ...

Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor released by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor were released by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they were designated for assignment four days ago and went unclaimed on waive...

Bauer, Arenado, Blackmon, Profar keep deals, don't go free

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Trevor Bauer, third baseman Nolan Arenado, outfielder Charlie Blackmon and infielder-outfielder Jurickson Profar declined to opt out of their contracts to become free agen...

Election likely in Portugal after govt defeat in budget vote

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament on Wednesday rejected the minority Socialist government’s proposed state budget for 2022, a move expected to trigger an early election and put a brake on ...

New hoops league for prep standouts signs deal with Gatorade

ATLANTA (AP) — A startup basketball league with goals of giving high school players another option besides the college route has added Gatorade as its first brand sponsor. Overtime E...

Minimum wage in Taiwan set to increase starting 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Oct. 14) is set to approve the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) proposal to raise the minimum wage from NT$24,000 (US$ 854....

Back-to-back salary cap champion Lightning are envy of NHL

Long before the Tampa Bay Lightning showed they were the best hockey team by winning the Stanley Cup back to back, they proved to be the class of the NHL in something far more mundane to the average f...

Taiwan decision on minimum wage likely on Oct. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take until Oct. 8 to find out whether the basic minimum wage will rise or not in 2022, reports said Wednesday (Sept. 22). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mini...

Taiwan business leader opposes rise in minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The leader of one of Taiwan’s top business groups, Lin Po-feng (林伯豐), voiced opposition to a rise in the minimum wage Wednesday (Sept. 8), calling for special aid fo...