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EU sends $1B to agencies helping at refugee camps

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders, faced with a staggering migration crisis and deep divisions over how to tackle it, managed to agree early Thursday to send 1...
Nation and World
Fierce response call to end federal unions

...right-to-work unless individual states vote otherwise and scrapping the federal agency that oversees unfair labor practices.Union leaders are livid. Tony Reardon, president of the National Treasury Employees Union that represents 150,000 federal workers...
Nation and World
Hungary opens trains for migrants, but only to camps

...everywhere.The question of how to manage the crisis was hotly debated Thursday in Brussels at meetings between European Union leaders and Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban. His chief of staff, Janos Lazar, said 160,000 migrants had reached...
Nation and World
Labour gets far-left leader in UK political shake-up

...dozens of British economists have backed him.Unsurprisingly, his victory drew a wide range of reactions Saturday. Union leader Dave Prentis said he "has ignited a spark of hope," while the business group Institute of Directors said it believed...
Nation and World
Greek government extends a sweeping proposal to creditors

...proposals would be voted on by Greece's parliament late Friday before an emergency summit Sunday of all 28 European Union leaders.After months of foot-dragging despite impending chaos, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met a midnight deadline...
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Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...rejecting monetary terms in contracts for more than a dozen bargaining units for the upcoming fiscal year, a move that one union leader called unacceptable.The language, approved in a hearing Wednesday morning, would reject the monetary terms unless...
State | AK legislature
A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

...acts of reconciliation, culminating in the discovery of a shared language: football," Platini wrote to European Union leaders early this year.For those involved, it was most of all a yearning for a sense of normalcy, however momentarily...
Thousands flee Ukraine for Russia as truce nears end

...State John Kerry said they, too, were looking for more action from Moscow ahead of a summit on Friday of European Union leaders, who will be considering a new round of sanctions against Russia."It is critical for Russia to show in the next...
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House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...legislation. That happened in 2002, and a year later, lawmakers gutted the law, leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of union leaders and initiative supporters.Chenault was among the lawmakers who voted to both raise the minimum wage in 2002 and then...
State | AK legislature
GOP teachers balk at Obama-centric NEA convention

...The Associated Press, roughly a dozen teachers who identified themselves as Republicans said they felt pressure from union leaders and the rank-and-file to support Obama's re-election - and felt marginalized when they wouldn't. Some interviewed...


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