EU-UK trade talks kick off amid threats and deadlines

BRUSSELS (AP) — Long-awaited trade talks between the European Union and Britain kicked off Monday amid deep tensions over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to walk away from the negotiations if no...

Britain opens EU trade talks with a threat to walk away

LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress ...

Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight ...

EU approves tough negotiating mandate for UK trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday gave its chief negotiator a robust mandate for free trade talks with ex-member Britain, setting up a likely clash over the U.K.’s demand to export to the ...

The Latest: Warren says Beyonce is one of her role models

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Elizabeth Warren’s role model? Beyonce — or form...

Britain to seek Canada-style free trade deal with EU

LONDON (AP) — Two days after Brexit, British officials pushed the European Union on Sunday for a Canada-style free trade arrangement as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson geared up for a key speech ...

New strikes, protests as France unveils retirement bill

PARIS (AP) — French unions are holding last-ditch strikes and protests around the country Friday as the government unveils a divisive bill redesigning the national retirement system. ...

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...