EU-UK deadlock on trade talks goes on with time running out

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain remained deadlocked Friday in their talks on trade ties after Brexit, with EU negotiator Michel Barnier saying that any chance of a deal seemed to be sli...

UK, EU resume talks on future ties, as new deadline looms

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiations were to resume Tuesday on the future trade ties between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit, with the Europeans insisting that important differences in ...

Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Mexico celebrates start of new trade accord with US, Canada

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico celebrated the implementation of a new free trade agreement with Canada and the United States that it hopes will lead to more investment in its struggling economy. ...

The Latest: Statue of Confederate general toppled in DC

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Statue of Confederate general toppled in Washington — Beyoncé releases new single to benefit Black-owned small businesses. — Ne...

Many businesses ask customers, workers to waive legal rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopen across the U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns, many are requiring customers and workers to sign forms saying they won’t sue if they catch COVID-19. ...

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

BEIRUT (AP) — Long before the pandemic struck, they lived and worked in conditions that rights groups called exploitative — low wages, long hours, no labor law protections. Now, som...

'Matewan Massacre' a century ago embodied miners' struggles

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The bullet holes in the brick wall of a former post office serve as a reminder of how Appalachian coal miners fought to improve the lives of workers a century ago. ...

Samsung's Lee apologizes over management, union busting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong on Wednesday expressed remorse but offered no clear admission of wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred m...

AP PHOTOS: Global May Day celebrations muted amid lockdowns

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Trapped between fear of an invisible enemy and looming economic ruin and hunger, millions of workers worldwide marked international labor day Friday with vastly muted celebration...

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends locked away in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of having co...

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agr...

Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their somet...

Key medical glove factories cutting staff 50% amid virus

Malaysia's medical glove factories, which make most of the world's critical hand protection, are operating at half capacity just when they're most needed, The Associated Press has learned. ...

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding virus

LONDON (AP) — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer's shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaur...