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New German government says workers should expect 25% pay increase

BERLIN, Germany: Almost 2 million workers in Germany, Europe's largest economy, are set for a major pay increase, as part ...

After riots, labor strife France weighs semi-autonomy for Guadeloupe

PARIS, France: The French government is offering increased autonomy for the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, after COVID-19-related riots and long-running ...

Villagers flee to escape air raids in Sagaing, Myanmar

SAGAING, Myanmar - According to local sources, air attacks and shelling drove thousands of people from at least nine villages ...

Questions remain about freedom of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida: The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has said it "remains deeply concerned" that Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai ...

As Barbados becomes Republic, role of British monarchy to end

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: In a colonial unshackling, Barbados will say goodbye to the British monarch, as the reign of Queen Elizabeth ...

Hesitant Europeans open Christmas markets with eye on Covid

FRANKFURT, Germany: A surge in new COVID-19 cases left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market, as well as ...

Sports

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Report: Antonio Brown out at least 2 more weeks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown is expected to miss at least two more weeks, ESPN reported Wednesday. Officially, ...

Blazers G Damian Lillard (abdomen) out at least 10 days

Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard will miss at least 10 more days after being diagnosed with lower abdominal ...

Phillies sign RHP Corey Knebel to 1-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed relief pitcher Corey Knebel to a one-year contract Wednesday. Terms were not released. The 2017 ...

Giants bring back LHP Alex Wood on 2-year deal

The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday re-signed left-handed starting pitcher Alex Wood to a two-year deal. The deal is worth ...

Lightning aim to exact revenge on Blues

Though they reside in different conferences, the St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning are playing the roles of familiar ...

Heat's Bam Adebayo needs thumb surgery, out indefinitely

Miami Heat All-Star forward/center Bam Adebayo will have surgery this weekend to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in ...