Labor negotiations

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Finance State Secretary Jens Spahn during a meeting of the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, 2018, amid reports that she plans to promote 37-year-old Jens Spahn, a leading advocate of a more conservative approach. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 1:15 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel named an ambitious young conservative Sunday as health minister in Germany's new government, signaling a desire to integrate critics as she embarks on her fourth term. Merkel had pledged to put fresh faces in her Cabinet after reaching a coalition deal this...
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February 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Public service labor unions have gone on strike in Algeria, paralyzed education, health, vocational training and the telecommunications industries. Meziane Meriane, the head of the SNPEST teachers union, denounced workers' sinking purchasing power and told The Associated...
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German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the recording of an interview at the public-service broadcaster ZDF in Berlin, Sunday Feb. 11, 2018. Merkel will answer questions at the TV show 'Berlin direkt' , 'Berlin direct'. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 2:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Sunday against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the governing coalition deal reached with Germany's main center-left party. Merkel's conservative bloc secured an agreement to form a new coalition government with the...
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German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the recording of an interview at the public-service broadcaster ZDF in Berlin, Sunday Feb. 11, 2018. Merkel will answer questions at the TV show 'Berlin direkt' , 'Berlin direct'. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 1:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pushed back against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the government coalition deal the party reached with Germany's main center-left party. Merkel's conservative bloc reached a deal to form a new coalition government with the...
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FIEL - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Clark sadi Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market “threatens the very integrity of our game.” Just 53 of 166 players who exercised their free agency rights last November had announced agreements entering Tuesday, down from 99 of 158 at a similar time last year. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 08, 2018 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' union will open its own spring training camp for the first time since the end of the 1994-95 strike, inviting free agents to work out at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Union head Tony Clark said Thursday the camp will open Tuesday and workouts will...
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FIEL - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Clark sadi Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, that the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market “threatens the very integrity of our game.” Just 53 of 166 players who exercised their free agency rights last November had announced agreements entering Tuesday, down from 99 of 158 at a similar time last year. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 08, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' union will open its own spring training camp for the first time since the end of the 1994-95 strike, inviting free agents to work out at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Union head Tony Clark said Thursday the camp will open Tuesday and run into March...
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2007, file photo shows the Los Angeles Times buildings in downtown Los Angeles. It was announced Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Los Angeles Times is being sold to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a local billionaire, for $500 million, ending its strained tenure under the owner of the Chicago Tribune. Soon-Shiong is a major shareholder of Chicago's Tronc Inc., one of the richest men in Los Angeles and, according to Forbes, the nation's wealthiest doctor, with a net worth of $7.8 billion. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
February 07, 2018 - 12:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A billionaire doctor struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper's quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. The agreement between Los Angeles-...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, CDU, smiles during a press statement after Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party reached a deal to form a new coalition government after a final session of talks that dragged on for 24 hours in the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
February 07, 2018 - 11:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The center-left Social Democrats' leaders...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for what is supposed the last day of the coalition talks between her Christian Democratic bloc and the Social Democratic party at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 1:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main center-left party are still haggling over a deal to form a new coalition government after negotiations that lasted through the night. There was no sign of an imminent end to talks between Merkel's Union bloc and the Social...
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The sun rises behind the smoke of a power plant in the suburbs of Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 06, 2018 - 7:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union and employers have reached a wage deal that gives workers the equivalent of 3.5 percent annual raises over 27 months and the chance to work a 28-hour week for up to two years. Such wage gains could boost an already strong German economy...
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