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Sanitation worker street fight in Taipei leaves 2 dead, 1 in coma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fight that broke out among sanitation workers in Taipei City on Thursday (Nov. 16) left two dead and one seriously injured. At about 4 a.m. a confrontation began in T...

Kaiser to pay $49 million to California for illegally dumping private medical records, medical waste

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay $49 million as part of a settlement with California prosecutors who say the health care giant illegally disposed of thousands of...

Thousands of Los Angeles city workers walk off job for 24 hours alleging unfair labor practices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Los Angeles city employees including sanitation workers, lifeguards and traffic officers walked off the job Tuesday for a 24-hour strike demanding higher wages and alle...

Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees warns of service cuts without more funding

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday that without a new injection of funding, it is “likely or highly likely” that the agency will not be able to deliver som...

In Tennessee, expulsions echo a decades-old protest movement

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Squint a little as you take in the scene, or just close your eyes and listen to the voice, and 2023 stumbles back into another era. Another Memphis. “You can’t expe...

UN Palestinian refugee chief warns over lack of donors

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees warned on Thursday that it faced growing challenges in running its operations as donors were set to contribute less money this year. ...

Why are French workers angry about raising retirement age?

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have filled the streets of France in the 11th day of nationwide resistance to a government proposal to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. The furious ...

Paris trash strike ends, pension protest numbers shrink

PARIS (AP) — Striking sanitation workers in Paris are set to return to work Wednesday — potentially ending one of the most enduring symbols of resistance to French President Emmanuel Marcon’s controve...

French police counter protest violence; garbage strike ends

PARIS (AP) — Bolstered French police forces clashed with demonstrators in numerous cities Tuesday as hundred of thousands of marchers protested President Emmanuel Macron's unpopular retirement reform....

Amid massive demonstrations, Macron delays Charles' visit

PARIS (AP) — Ongoing unrest across France and calls for a new round of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron's pension plan persuaded officials to postpone a planned state visit next week b...

France: Macron backs controversial pension reform in TV address

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday issued his first public remarks since his government forced the passage of a controversial pension reform bill through parliament. The reforms sparked vi...

French government survives no-confidence votes over pensions

PARIS (AP) — Parliament adopted a divisive pension bill Monday raising the retirement age in France from 62 to 64, after lawmakers in the lower chamber rejected two no-confidence votes against the gov...

Macron's leadership at risk amid tensions over pension plan

PARIS (AP) — A parody photo appearing on protest signs and online in France shows President Emmanuel Macron sitting on piles of garbage. It's both a reference to the trash going uncollected with Paris...

Vandals attack French politician's office over pensions row

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Sunday to protect lawmakers facing threats for supporting his push to raise the retirement age, amid sustained strikes and protests over the pensi...

French protesters march past garbage piles, resisting Macron

PARIS (AP) — A smattering of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise France's retirement age from 62 to 64 took place Saturday in Paris and beyond, as uncollected garbage reeked in ...