The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
Nigeria unions suspended their nationwide strike today, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan partially reinstated subsidies to keep gasoline prices low and after authorities deployed soldiers, who fired over the heads of protesters. However, many Nigerians remain angry that gas prices rose at all.
A costly railroad strike is looming just in time to scare Christmas-season retailers unless the nation's freight railroads and labor unions resolve their differences by Tuesday. Congress could intervene as early as Friday to avert a shutdown.
At least 60 flights were in the air and continued to their destinations, but a taxiing flight stopped on the runway, according to one flier. Booked passengers were being rescheduled at Qantas' expense, chief executive Alan Joyce said.
Is American Crystal Sugar Co. headed for a lockout with its 1,300 union employees on Aug. 1? Or will the last-minute brinksmanship end in an agreement? It’s too soon to say, but union officials say time is running short to replace the co-op’s seven-year labor contract.
A three-day strike by about 150 registered nurses has begun at a hospital and clinic in Hibbing, Minn., but officials of Fairview-owned Range Regional Health Services say medical care continues with 40 temporary nurses.
France's massive strikes are costing the national economy up to €400 million ($562 million) each day, the French finance minister said today, as workers continued to block ports, oil refineries and trash incineration plants to protest a plan to raise the retirement age to 62.
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