UN body welcomes 'milestone' in Qatar labor reforms

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.N. labor organization said Thursday that Qatar has abolished exit visa requirements for virtually all migrant workers, hailing the move as a “milestone” in ref...

France rejects 11-month deadline UK sets on EU trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — France made it clear Friday that it does not want to be shackled to the tight deadline British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to impose for the upcoming free trade talks betwe...

UK lawmakers set to vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit bill

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to hold their first major vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill Friday. It is all but certain to be approved by the country’s new Conservative-domi...

Truckers block roads as French strikes hit weekend travel

PARIS (AP) — Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's polici...

IOC’s Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute

TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. ...

Labour Party says Johnson can't be trusted on workers rights

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition party says Prime Minister Boris Johnson can't be trusted to protect workers' rights and environmental standards after a leaked report suggested the government w...

Greek unions rail against business rules overhaul

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 2,000 striking municipal workers have marched to Greece's parliament to protest a planned overhaul of business and licensing rules by the new conservative government. ...

Taiwan has 4th longest working hours in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese worked the fourth-most hours in the world in 2018, according to a Ministry of Labor (MOL) report. The average number of hours worked in Taiwan last year was 2...

UK's Labour Party, split on Brexit policy, eyes key votes

LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party is expected to hold a series of votes at its party conference Monday to establish an unambiguous policy on whether it favors leaving the European Union....

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to bid for the upper chamber of Cong...

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Ken...

Venezuela migrants propel billion-dollar delivery app

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's six in the morning and Samuel Romero is already pulling his bicycle out of a small garage. The 21-year-old Venezuelan migrant turns on his phone and logs...

2nd person announces primary challenge to US Sen. Markey

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen...

Lawyer to be Mexico's first body builder at Pan Am Games

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sun hasn't even risen and the clang of metal is reverberating through a gym near Mexico City. On a frantic mission to sculpt his body, Carlos Suárez powers through another day o...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can find new jobs in 5 languages on WDA site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of Monday (July 15), a website enabling foreign workers in Taiwan to change their employer and seek new jobs is now available in five languages, announced Taiwan's Minis...