A Bangladeshi worker participates in a protest outside a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday. Hundreds of garment workers demanded better conditions.
July 8, 2013 The agreement, which comes two months after a factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 workers, brings together several European retailers and labor unions. U.S. companies like Walmart and Gap are not part of the deal.
Garment factory workers come out from a building during a lunch break in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in June. Many Bangladeshi garment factories are considered to be poorly constructed.
June 27, 2013 The immediate practical impact of the U.S. decision on the country's garment industry is expected to be minimal. But it could affect the EU's thinking on more wide-ranging trade benefits.
Rescuers carry a survivor who was buried for 17 days under the rubble of a building that collapsed in Saver, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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May 10, 2013 More than 1,000 people are known to have been killed by the collapse of the building, which housed garment factories. In recent days, searchers had not expected to find any survivors. Instead, they had been focusing on recovering bodies. On Friday, 17 days after the disaster, a woman came out alive.
Bangladeshi rescue and army personnel on Wednesday continue recovery operations at the site of the building collapse near Dhaka.
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May 8, 2013 The latest death toll comes as recovery efforts continue at the eight-story complex that collapsed last month.
Firefighters attack a factory fire near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday, Nov. 24. More than 100 people were killed in the blaze.
November 28, 2012 Three managers say they didn't prevent workers from escaping the flaming building, which had fake fire extinguishers, sealed windows and only three staircases available for thousands of frightened people.
Inside the factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after the blaze.
November 26, 2012 More than 100 workers died in Saturday's blaze, at a factory that had previously been cited as a "high risk." Clothes were made there for retailers in the U.S. and around the world. Today, thousands of workers protested and hundreds of factories were shut down.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reacts after delivering an address to the Italian Senate on December 13, 2010.
December 14, 2010 Berlusconi confidence vote; Bangladesh fire; Holbrooke honored; southern crop freeze
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