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French Unions, Employers Reach Deal On Labor Rules

PARIS (AP) - French unions and business leaders have agreed to loosen up some labor protections after months of negotiations seen as key to...

Greek Parliament Approves Key Tax Legislation

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's Parliament has approved new tax legislation aiming to boost state revenues by €2.3 billion ($3 billion) this year, under...

Government Overestimated Size Of Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP has urged a federal judge to rule the company can't be penalized for millions of gallons of oil that...

Survivors Still Suffering After Concordia Disaster

ROME (AP) - One can't stand being in a mall: It feels too much like the ship, with no visible exits. Another dreams she's...

Chile Charges Man In Deadly Arson Attack

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean prosecutors have charged a man for an arson attack that killed an elderly couple last week in a conflictive...

In Venezuela, Humor Not Stymied By Chavez’s Crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The monthlong absence of ailing President Hugo Chavez has elicited prayers, an emotional street rally and political debate. Amid the...

Canadian Aboriginal Leaders Meet With PM

TORONTO (AP) - Hundreds of Aboriginal rights protesters are marching in front of Canada's Parliament as Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal chiefs attend...

Mexicans Protest Dog Detentions, Tests Negative

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Dozens of protesters chanting "free the dogs, arrest the criminals!" say that about 50 stray dogs seized in connection with...

Mali President Declares State Of Emergency

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Mali's president has declared a state of emergency on national television a day after Islamists pushed the closest ever from...

Belfast Cops Attacked On 40th Day Of Flag Protest

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) - Crowds of militant Protestants have attacked police and blocked roads across Belfast as protests over Belfast City Council's decision...

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