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Labor Board Seeks Unionization at Starbucks Where Union Lost Election

New York Times
The National Labor Relations Board is seeking to order Starbucks to recognize a union at a Buffalo-area store where the union lost an initial vote last year. The move is part of a larger effort by the board to scrutinize the coffee chain’s response to a nationwide union campaign. In......

Biden Seeks Swift Effort to Bring Finland and Sweden Into NATO

New York Times
Under an agreement with the Soviet Union, Finland stayed outside the alliance, which was created to contain Russia after World War II. It remained independent in the post-Soviet era even after joining the European Union and growing ever closer with the West. Until now, Sweden had kept to more than......

Jan. 6 panel seeks information from GOP Rep. Loudermilk about Capitol tour he led day before Trump riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Rayburn Building titled “Financial Industry Regulation: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency,” on June 13, 2018. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images The......

WhatsApp introduces commercial services as Meta, its parent, seeks fresh revenue.

New York Times
More than eight years after agreeing to buy one of the world’s largest messaging apps, the company formerly known as Facebook has decided to start making money from it. WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, said on Thursday that it was opening up......

Live Updates: Russia Seeks Greater Control of Southeastern Ukraine

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — After sanctions hobbled production at its assembly plant in Kaliningrad, the Russian automaker Avtotor announced a lottery for free 10-acre plots of land — and the chance to buy seed potatoes — so employees could grow......

India seeks to win public trust in crisis-hit Sri Lanka

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-61490635?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA “For the past year and a half, there has been a crisis in Sri Lanka and we believe India has used this to serve its own interests. Yes, they gave some credit, some medicines and food but [they are] not being a friend. There is a hidden political agenda,”......

Kohl’s says two top executives are leaving, as company seeks buyer

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vehicles sit parked in front of a Kohl’s department store in Ashland, Ky. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Kohl’s said Wednesday that it is losing two of its top executives, as the retailer searches for a potential buyer......

Congress seeks ways to reduce Social Security customer service delays

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Eakgrunge | Istock | Getty Images Many people who have dialed the Social Security Administration’s toll-free number during the Covid-19 pandemic have faced long wait times. In an effort to alleviate the customer service issues, Congress this week held a......

Live Updates: As Ukraine Orders Surrender of Steel Plant, Russia Seeks Stronger Hold in South

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Army vehicles were so decrepit that repair crews were stationed roughly every 15 miles. Some officers were so out of shape that the military budgeted $1.5 million to re-size standard uniforms. That was the Russian military more than......

Sweden launches NATO bid, seeks to overcome Turkish objections

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Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist speaks during a news conference at the military base in Adazi, Latvia April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweden to hand in NATO application within days Non-alignment has helped Sweden avoid war for 200 years Swedish......

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

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Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’ Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard KYIV, May 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said very difficult talks were underway on evacuating “a large number” of wounded soldiers from a besieged......

Biden seeks to keep China in focus by welcoming ASEAN leaders

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A worker adjusts an ASEAN flag at a meeting hall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will host Southeast Asian leaders in Washington this week, seeking to show his......

Iran says EU nuclear talks envoy to visit as bloc seeks to save deal

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Iranian flag flies in front of the UN office building, housing IAEA headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria, May 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, May 7 (Reuters) – The European Union’s Iran nuclear talks coordinator Enrique Mora......

Somalia seeks three-month extension of its IMF support programme

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NAIROBI, May 7 (Reuters) – Somalia’s government has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to extend its financial support by three months to Aug. 17, the head of the IMF’s country mission told Reuters. The Washington-based fund warned in February that Somalia’s delayed legislative and presidential elections put the renewal......

Union seeks renewed talks with Chevron in California refinery strike

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A Chevron gas station sign is pictured at one of their retain gas stations in Cardiff, California October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, May 3 (Reuters) – The United Steelworkers union (USW) seeks this week to renew talks with Chevron Corp......

House Jan. 6 Panel Seeks Interviews With Three More G.O.P. Lawmakers

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WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent letters on Monday seeking interviews with three Republican members of Congress, and the panel said it had gathered evidence that some House Republicans sought presidential pardons in the aftermath of the violence that engulfed the Capitol.......

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