Civil service

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives for a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 06, 2020 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A stronger than expected jobs report could further scramble an already uncertain picture for passing a fifth and possibly final coronavirus aid bill. The positive statistics are feeding the wait-and-see approach of the White House and its GOP allies in Congress. Republicans say...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior aid Dominic Cummings leaves his home, in London, Saturday May 23, 2020. The British government faced accusations of hypocrisy on Saturday after the revelation that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser Cummings, traveled more than 250 miles (400 kms) to his parents’ house during a nationwide lockdown while he was showing coronavirus symptoms. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
May 23, 2020 - 3:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government dug in Saturday to defend Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, for traveling more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) to his parents’ house during a nationwide lockdown at a time when he suspected he had the coronavirus. Opponents demanded...
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May 19, 2020 - 9:12 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government reported its own taxation office to public prosecutors on Tuesday, seeking an investigation into possible discrimination in a long-running scandal centered on civil servants trying to track down parents fraudulently claiming child care benefits...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, an employee of the Greek parliament, wearing a face mask to protect from the coronavirus, cleans a protective plastic shield in Athens. Across Europe and beyond, parliaments and governments have had to adapt their operations to stop the virus spreading through the corridors of power. Social distancing, online debates, masks, plexiglass, hazard tape, each country's legislature has its own measures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)
May 12, 2020 - 3:26 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — “Pfft, pfft...” The sound came through loud and clear on Greece’s parliament TV during a change of speakers: the sound of disinfectant sprayed onto microphones and the new plexiglass box installed around the podium. This is parliament in the time of coronavirus. Across Europe...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, a Chicago police officer notifies a cyclist that the trails in Promontory Park, along Lake Michigan, are closed in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections, in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's decision to shut down the trails along Lake Michigan and nearby parks during the coronavirus crisis underscores a growing concern that the large crowds of people flocking to beaches, parks and playgrounds are making it easier for the virus to spread. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
March 28, 2020 - 9:45 am
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. For the 2,200-person department, that has meant officers working doubles and swapping between units...
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Bjoern Hoecke, right, candidate of the far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland, AfD, party for the state governor in German state Thuringia walks way from new elected state governor of the German state Bodo Ramelow, left, of the Left party after the governor elections at the state parliament in Erfurt, Germany, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
March 12, 2020 - 6:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says it is formally placing parts of the far-right Alternative for Germany party under surveillance after classifying it as extremist. Thomas Haldenwang, head of Germany's BfV intelligence agency, said Thursday that a radical faction within the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Ecole Militaire Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron, who leads the European Union's only post-Brexit nuclear power, on Friday advocated a more coordinated EU defense strategy in which France, and its arsenal, would hold a central role. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
February 12, 2020 - 9:09 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced a raft of plans Wednesday to curb its carbon emissions, including getting a new hybrid-engine armored car for the French leader. Other new steps include an annual bonus of 200 euros ($220) for civil servants who switch to bicycles...
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February 12, 2020 - 5:14 am
PARIS (AP) — The government of President Emmanuel Macron is putting more of its money where his mouth is, announcing a raft of plans to curb carbon emissions, including a new hybrid-engine armored car for the French leader. Other steps to be announced Wednesday include an annual bonus of 200 euros...
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Assumption kindergarten's children offer flowers at the scene of a deadly mass shooting outside the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. A soldier carried out the country's worst mass shooting in an hourslong siege at the shopping mall. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
February 10, 2020 - 11:26 pm
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's government and civil servants were asked to dress in black Tuesday to mourn the dead in a soldier's shooting rampage in a northeastern city where a shopping mall that was the main scene of the tragedy said it will reopen to the public. A Buddhist...
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Assumption kindergarten's children offer flowers at the scene of a deadly mass shooting outside the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. A soldier carried out the country's worst mass shooting in an hourslong siege at the shopping mall. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
February 10, 2020 - 10:54 pm
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's government and civil servants were asked to dress in black Tuesday to mourn the dead in a soldier's shooting rampage in a northeastern city where a e a shopping that was the main scene of the tragedy sch said it will reopen to the puweek. A Buddhist...
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