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UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the U.K. on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused th...

UK: Soldiers to start driving fuel tankers in coming days

LONDON (AP) — The British government's reserve tanker fleet was deployed Wednesday to help deliver gasoline to empty pumps across the U.K., and military drivers will begin operating fuel tankers in th...

Kosovo-Serbia border blocked by protesters amid tensions

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo-Serbia border was blocked again Tuesday by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars enterin...

Protesters target London's major ring road for 4th time

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade apologized on Monday for their role in bringing another day of traffic chaos to London's ...

Video shows grandma brush off crash in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (Sept. 1) showing an elderly woman hopping back on her scooter moments after being involved in a dramatic traffic accident in western Taiwan. ...

Taiwan scooter driver handed 4 tickets in 2 minutes for not signaling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scooter driver in southern Taiwan was given four tickets for failing to use her turn signal when changing lanes four times within two minutes. According to the Sanmin...

Brexit's choice for EU, UK: firm friends or nearby rivals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The New Year could finally bring a fresh start and a commitment to let bygones be bygones for Britain and the European Union. But don’t bet on it. ...

Thailand criticized over royal insult charges as more summoned

Thailand faced criticism from international rights groups on Wednesday (Nov. 25) for bringing charges of insulting the monarchy against protest leaders who have challenged King Maha Vajiralongkorn as ...

Traffic cameras net 812 violations worth NT$484,200 on 1st day at northern Taiwan intersection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New traffic enforcement cameras captured 812 traffic infractions at a busy intersection in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City on their first day of enforcement on Monday (...

Empty Parisian sidewalks as France enters day 1 of lockdown

PARIS (AP) — The scenes in Paris resembled a regular lazy weekend morning — light traffic, a sprinkling of people on the sidewalks. But this was a Friday. What would normally have be...

Dutch farmers protest move to cut emissions from livestock

DE BILT, Netherlands (AP) — Some 2,000 farmers gathered in the central Netherlands Wednesday for the latest in a string of protests against government efforts to cut emissions of nitrogen oxides from ...

Father of heart patient begs Taiwanese drivers to yield for ambulance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A father of a young man suffering from heart disease on Wednesday (March 11) pleaded with Taiwanese motorists to give way for an ambulance as his son needs urgent treatmen...

California aims to avoid 'Carmageddon' freeway closure

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — It could be “Carmageddon II,” and it's coming to a major freeway near Los Angeles on the last weekend of April. The question, as Southern Californians fire up...

Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide. ...

Bulgaria's new prosecutor sparks anti-corruption protests

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's supreme judicial council has elected Ivan Geshev as the country's chief prosecutor, despite public criticism of him. The top judicial panel voted 20...