• Student maps Four Corners oil, gas wells

    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Technical University student Jayvion Chee hopes to raise awareness of the potential environmental effects that oil and gas operations have on the Navajo Nation and San Juan County.

  • This Thursday, May 26, 2016 file photo shows two union activists in fluorescent vests walking toward the Normandie Bridge outside of Le Havre, western France, during a blockade action. The cloud of black smoke is from burning tires. The reforms, which are aimed at bringing extra flexibility to France’s arthritic job market, have led to nationwide fuel shortages, blocked bridges and mass protests. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter, File)

    Strikes test relevance of France’s leading militant union

    NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRAVENCHON, France (AP) — Outside Gate A of the ExxonMobil oil refinery, the strike was fizzling.

  • FILE- In this Saturday, April 7, 2012 file photo, with the new high-rise buildings of downtown Doha, background, Qatari women and a man walk by the sea in Doha, Qatar. The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

    Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

  • French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights

    PARIS (AP) — Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports.

  • Navajo Mine owner to research possible methane leaks

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Researchers will look at whether methane is escaping from Navajo Mine.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin stands at the entrance of the Greek prime minister's official residence in Athens, Friday, May 27, 2016. On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Putin sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow and called a newly-expanded U.S. missile defense system a threat to his country's security. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country’s security — and vowing to retaliate.

  • UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and is honoring all other major obligations, the U.N. atomic energy agency reported Friday.

  • This Jan. 16, 2015 file photo shows pumpjacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    $50 oil shouldn’t pose major threat to consumers, economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks.

  • Riot police officers take position amid tear gas smoke during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests

    LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):

  • A protestor holding a white rose runs from tear gas fired by police during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Paris police have detained people and scuffled with masked protesters as several thousand marched through the French capital to demand that the government scrap a labor bill. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French dock workers throw smoke bombs as protests escalate

    PARIS (AP) — Volley after volley of tear gas poisoned the Paris air Thursday, as authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work.