Are Pakistan's workers benefiting from EU's GSP+ scheme?

Pakistan has been a beneficiary of the European Union's Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) since 2014. Over the past few years, both sides have deepened their trade ties. About 33% of Pakist...

Electric wheelchair tours show Colombian city from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Wilson Guzmán lost the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while trying to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia. ...

Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s wor...

To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022

PHOENIX (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for nearly two decades. The fr...

Mexico extends northern border tax breaks to southern border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Friday he will extend tax breaks for communities on the northern border until 2024, and broaden them to cover the southern bo...

Report: Millions of full-time US workers get government aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who are working full-time jobs still rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because of low wages, a bipartisan congressional watchdog says. ...

Documentary paints bleak picture of Pacific Islands rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The treatment of Pacific Island rugby players in the professional era is compared to colonialism in a new documentary film produced and narrated by former Samoa internat...

Progressives look to make early mark on Biden White House

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Leading progressives are pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to embrace their policy agenda even as more centrist Democrats argue such proposals prevented the party from retak...

Progressives pledge to keep pressure on Biden in White House

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Leading progressives are pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to embrace their policy agenda even as more centrist Democrats argue such proposals prevented the party from retak...

Mexican president presents bill to ban outsourcing of jobs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday that he will propose legislation to Mexico's congress that would ban subcontracting or outsourcing of jobs by private companies, ...

Message of Election 2020: Trump lost, but Trumpism did not

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lost. But Trumpism did not. It won in the parts of the country and with the voters whom Trump catered to over four years, constantly jabbing ...

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

SEATTLE (AP) — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest...

Ride-hailing, delivery giants win fight against labor law

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of technology-empowered rebels, including Uber, Lyft and Doordash, have dodged a potentially devastating blow to their industry by carving out an exemption for themselve...

"Toothless Cindy" raps on Colombian buses to make ends meet

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With her pink cardigan and thick glasses, “Toothless Cindy” is becoming a musical sensation on Colombian public transport. When the music starts blasting fro...

Election 2020 Today: No winner yet, Trump's court threat

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: NO WINNER: President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and...