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June 18, 2019 - 9:04 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's education minister has come under fire after math tests were leaked for 8th grade graduation exams. Serbian school children take the exams in mathematics, Serbian language and a combined test in other subjects at the end of primary school. The exam results are...
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FILE - In this Feb.26, 2013 photo, a job seeker enters a job center (Pole Emploi), in Nice, southeastern France. French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled its plan to tighten the country's unemployment benefits. All major workers unions denounce the reform as unfair and damaging to the country's social system. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
June 18, 2019 - 8:46 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government has unveiled plans to make it more difficult for the unemployed to claim benefits. Labor minister Muriel Penicaud said Tuesday that the reform was "tough yet important." Unions have denounced the plans as unfair and damaging to the country'...
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Police officers guard the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police headquarters in Nanterre, outside Paris,Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 18, 2019 - 8:44 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French investigation involving Michel Platini (all times local): ___ 2:40 p.m. Michel Platini has denied wrongdoing in the corruption case related to the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. His public relations team says the former UEFA president is "...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, right, review the honour guards during the welcoming ceremony prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 18, 2019 - 8:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she's doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 16, 2019 file photo, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi arrives for a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. The European Central Bank stands ready to cut interest rates and could re-start its bond purchase stimulus program if needed to help the economy, President Mario Draghi said Tuesday June 18, 2019, in a speech at an ECB conference in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
June 18, 2019 - 8:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank stands ready to cut interest rates and could re-start its bond purchase stimulus program if needed to help the economy, President Mario Draghi said Tuesday. Investors read the comments as a step toward more stimulus in coming months, sending the...
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Photographers aim at Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speak on stage during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Lam apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 18, 2019 - 8:20 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8 p.m. Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers aren't satisfied with leader Carrie Lam's public apology for how the government handled a highly unpopular extradition bill. Legislator Claudia Mo said Chief Executive Carrie Lam's...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, left, listen to the national anthems during the welcoming ceremony, prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 18, 2019 - 8:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin. When Merkel stood with Zelenskiy in the hot weather while a military band played their national anthems outside the chancellery, the...
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Conservative Party leadership contender Andrea Leadsom arrives to launch her campaign, in London, Tuesday June 11, 2019. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 18, 2019 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — A former candidate to lead Britain's Conservative Party threw her support behind front-runner Boris Johnson on Tuesday, bolstering his lead as lawmakers prepared to eliminate at least one contender from the race to become prime minister. Andrea Leadsom, an ardent backer of Brexit,...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Stocks in Asia mostly advanced Tuesday ahead of interest rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 18, 2019 - 7:53 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday after the president of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest rates and provide stimulus if the economy needed it. Traders also focused on upcoming rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the British and Japanese central banks...
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Photographers aim at Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speak on stage during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Lam apologized Tuesday for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 18, 2019 - 7:51 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An alliance of Hong Kong activists has repeated its demand that the city's leader scrap a highly unpopular extradition bill and resign. In a message distributed on social media, the alliance set a 5 p.m. Thursday...
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