Civil service

February 21, 2019 - 1:10 pm
In a story Feb. 19 about a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over a proposed copper-nickel mine in Minnesota, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the group filing the lawsuit. It is Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, not Protecting Employees Who...
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School teachers protest in central Athens, on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Hundreds of striking Greek civil servants, mostly school teachers, are marching through central Athens to protest the proposed new hiring criteria for state school teachers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
January 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building,...
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The Capitol is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, as a partial government shutdown heads into a second week, Friday night, Dec. 28, 2018. Both chambers of Congress are gone, likely leaving the impasse till next week when the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 29, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown, now in its second week (all times local): 6 p.m. President Donald Trump is cooped up in the White House after canceling a vacation to his private Florida club during the tense government shutdown. Trump fired Twitter barbs at...
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Congolese opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu is mobbed by media crews as he leaves a meeting with other candidates, CENI and SADC in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Dec. 29, 2018.Congolese people are heading to the polls Sunday Dec. 30th for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 29, 2018 - 12:26 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's presidential election takes place on Sunday after more than two years of delays. Protests , an opposition outcry and the surprise barring of 1 million voters from the polls over an Ebola outbreak marked the final days of preparations. The country faces what could be...
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This undated photo provided by Ablikim Abliz, shows his uncle's family posing with an unknown Han Chinese man, second from the right, in Istanbul, Turkey. Abliz heard the Han Chinese man was part of a government homestay program meant to monitor his relatives, part of a broader crackdown on religious expression in China's far western region of Xinjiang. More than a million Chinese civil servants have been assigned to move into the homes of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, spending weeks as uninvited guests. While government notices about the "Pair Up and Become Family" program portray it as an affectionate cultural exchange, exiled Uighurs living in Turkey said their loved ones saw the campaign as a chilling intrusion, aimed at coercing Uighurs into living secular lives like the Han majority. (Ablikim Abliz via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 11:02 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social...
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Kids stand in front of closed Metro gate during a 24-hour strike organized by GSEE, the biggest labor union representing the entire private sector and many public sector workers in Athens on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Unions want the left-led government to ditch key elements of the austerity packages that were imposed in waves since 2010 to balance the country's public finances, under pressure from international bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
November 28, 2018 - 3:46 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nationwide train and island ferry services have been suspended for a day in Greece, together with most Athens public transport, as the country's biggest labor union strikes against persisting austerity measures. Tuesday's strike is being organized by the GSEE umbrella private...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:12 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek journalists walked off work for 24 hours Tuesday ahead of a broader nationwide strike that is expected to cripple transport services as austerity-weary labor unions press for salary and pension raises and tax cuts. No news programs were being broadcast on TV and radio,...
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Hundreds of Tunisian public-sector workers demonstrate after failing to reach a wage agreement with the government, Thursday, Nov.22, 2018 in Tunis. The one-day strike was called by the powerful Tunisian General Labor Union.(AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
November 22, 2018 - 8:41 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian civil servants have gone on strike around the country to protest the failure of negotiations with the government for wage increases, amid plunging buying power and soaring inflation. Thousands gathered Thursday in front of parliament with chants of "shame on the...
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November 04, 2018 - 4:51 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government says Jeremy Heywood, who ran the country's civil service until illness forced him to step down, has died of cancer. He was 56. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Heywood, who died early Sunday, "worked tirelessly to serve our country." She called his death...
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November 01, 2018 - 8:48 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's top prosecution authority says a Danish man has been arrested in South Africa, suspected of having played a key role in a fraud case involving least 111 million-kroner ($17 million) that targeted a Danish government welfare agency. Prosecutor Thomas Anderskov...
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